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A strong bench and going for broke: the ways FPL bosses can tackle a busy December

In his latest column, three-time top 5k finisher Az looks at the strategies to consider as we get ready for seven Gameweek deadlines in the space of a month.


I’m writing this on December 1 and having just received the news that the Aston Villa v Newcastle game, originally set to be played on Friday, has been called off.

In a way, it’s remarkable that, given the situation that’s happening across the globe, this is the first Premier League game to be postponed this season. Hopefully, it will be the last.

With many people holding two to three assets from Aston Villa and/or Newcastle, this comes at a bad time for our squads, especially as the focus for many is on juggling around their heavy hitters. 

For a lot of managers, there simply isn’t the wiggle room to consider shifting the likes of Jack Grealish (£7.7m), Emiliano Martinez (£4.8m), Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) and Callum Wilson (£6.5m) for one week only. All of these players have decent fixtures and are doing enough to justify their selections in our teams. It’s a shame to have to be putting out fires when we are trying to maximise the points potential.

As we look for ways to give our FPL squads the best possible chance of returns during an unpredictable month, one way of playing is to turn relatively defensive. This means ensuring that our teams are strong and healthy and that we can dip into our benches if and when needed. 

Alternatively, people might be looking to go for the jugular. This means trying to juggle heavy hitters and squeeze out as many points as possible during this busy period. While this poses a considerable risk, it of course may lead to huge returns if you can nail it.

Time to strengthen the bench?

Hunt for £4.0m FPL defender takes a turn as Ferguson ruled out through injury

The news of the postponement at Villa Park does serve as a bit of a wake-up call that a bench of players who at least play regularly for their teams seems a pretty good idea going into the festive schedule. With Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m) now seemingly doomed to watch on from the sidelines, many of us are down to just two players on our FPL benches. 

The continued threat of coronavirus, as well as a packed winter schedule, means this may need to be addressed. Many of us are carrying players who seem likely to be at least in some way rotated over Christmas. For example, any of the Manchester City assets, Reece James (£5.1m), Timo Werner (£9.5m) and maybe even now Liverpool midfielders, with Diogo Jota’s (£6.8m) emergence, all look a little vulnerable. Now might be a good time to make sure you are prepared for any omissions.

Upgrading Mitchell to a £4.5m defender may seem a bit boring, but it might put you in good stead in the weeks to come. Stuart Dallas (£4.5m) looks the standout option at this price point for me. Five goal attempts over the last four Gameweeks puts him up with the likes of Reece James (£5.1m) and Ben Chilwell (£6.2m) and Leeds have a great run of fixtures to come, with only Manchester United looking like a potential banana skin right up until January 2.

Luke Ayling (£4.5m) is also a consideration, with the right-back boasting nearly double the number of penalty area touches (13) compared to Dallas over this time. However, despite promising stats, he has yet to register an attacking return this season, whereas Dallas already has a goal and an assist.

If one of the Leeds defenders doesn’t float your boat – or you already own one – then the other options to turn to are Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) or Vladmir Coufal (£4.6m). I really like how West Ham are currently set up under David Moyes, who is doing a fantastic job when many (including myself!) had written them off. 

Both Coufal and Masuaku have just 2.3% ownership at the time of writing, and once Manchester United are out the way this week, have a great run of fixtures right up until the end of January, with only Chelsea in Gameweek 14 looking like a good time to bench whichever defender you bring in.

Going for broke

The less conservative strategy at this stage is to accept whatever state our “fringe” players are in and really try and hammer the assets who have the biggest upside.

Mohamed Salah (£12.2m), Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) and Bruno Fernandes (£10.8m) all delivered in Gameweek 10. Many view these three as the “holy trinity” – players we should get in our squads no matter what.

However, is this perhaps doing a disservice to the likes of Harry Kane (£10.9m), Son Heung-min (£9.5m) and Jamie Vardy (£10.2m), who have all had stellar starts to the season? For many, these are the sacrificial lambs as people look to pastures new.

I feel that a case can be made for any combination of the above, which really reflects how exciting this season is, with so many players being worthy of our consideration. However, out of all the options, I really do feel that Fernandes has done enough to make him immune from any form of “hokey-cokey”. If you don’t have him, he’d be the one that I’d look to get in before he’s out of reach.

While the likes of Jota and even Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) may be good value for their price – and this is how you should look at them, not as “coverage” for their more prestigious team-mates – I worry that the bubble could burst at any minute and we could be left with egg on our face. 

Salah and co look set to continue to deliver points all season. The trick is going to be knowing when these hauls are likely and when to get on them.

I brought in Vardy this week and a poor Leicester performance is making me consider whether he can really keep pace with the other players in his price bracket. An away game at Sheffield United, who have made the worst start to a Premier League season from any team in history, looks a good match-up for the Sheffield Wednesday fan so I’m not panicking just yet.

But, depending on whether you think Brighton is a tough game, Vardy’s fixtures are a lot less rosy thereafter and so the short-term pick of the Englishman may prove to be a costly one. He looks set to depart my team after being given little time to truly impress.

With no Salah or De Bruyne in my squad, and both with Fulham on the horizon, I am getting jittery. I think Son and Kane who will simply struggle to match De Bruyne and Salah over the next five Gameweeks, until Spurs themselves play Fulham in Gameweek 16. But moving these players out will require a hit, so timing feels like everything. For those that made the move before the Chelsea stalemate, well played. I think this was the time to do it. 

With games against Arsenal and Crystal Palace next, it feels risky shifting out the Spurs assets, so if you think they can continue to deliver points, then holding might be a sensible strategy. That said, can you really afford to ignore the upside of both De Bruyne and then Salah against Fulham? 

It’s hard to argue with a move for De Bruyne this week, which may be even better if paired with plans for another switch to Salah for the Gameweek after. Jiggery-pokery at its finest. 

My decision

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

I’m toying with the idea of acquiring Mahrez for the Fulham game, which would mean ignoring De Bruyne entirely and looking for a way to bring in Salah for Gameweek 12. 

Getting a City player in feels a priority this week and a rest for the Algerian in the Champions League and some very, very promising comments from Guardiola about how “players who score will start” certainly bodes well for his chances of a start against the Cottagers.

This means I could hold on to both Son and Vardy this weekend and potentially move them both on next week to get Salah and Bamford, who have Fulham and West Ham respectively in Gameweek 12. Alternatively, I could lose Son this week and keep Hakim Ziyech (£8.3m) for his home match against Leeds.

Salah is the player who I’m coveting for the long term. Simply put, not owning him in my squad just feels… wrong. Okay there is the increased chance of rotation now that Jota is doing such a good job, but put simply, the Egyptian has proven over the last few seasons that he is the player most likely to register huge returns and if I’m ever torn between who to captain, he’s my go-to. 

As a captaincy option, while I’m happy with Fernandes if I need to, games against Fulham, Palace, West Brom and Newcastle in quick succession provide a perfect platform for the Liverpool double-up of Salah and Jota. City’s fixtures do also remain excellent, but there is the higher chance of rotation, a slight risk of De Bruyne dropping deeper to control the midfield in “tougher” games and from what I’ve seen from Man City, the high likelihood of a spread of points across their very capable forward line. 

Turning my back on last season’s top FPL performer doesn’t feel great and I know what he’s capable of. But you can’t have them all and this feels like something we are all going to have to put up with this season. Hopefully, we’re about to see the Mahrez of old who is more than capable of scoring 200+ points this season if he plays a decent number of minutes – although I also appreciate that he’s someone that can cause misery for those who take the punt on him. We’ll see what happens.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck for the following weeks. It’s going to be a wild ride.

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1,832 Comments Post a Comment
  1. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    repost, need some help on what to do here.

    A Son to KDB
    B Podence to Mahrez
    C Robbo Podence to Dallas KDB

    Martinez
    Chilwell Zouma Robbo
    Bruno Son Podence Jota
    DCL Vardy Bamford

    Forster Grealish Lamptey Mitchell

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      b

    2. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      C for me. Listen out for Friday press conference on Robertson chances of starting

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        cheers have 0.1m left with C so might be able to hold off till Friday.

  2. Joggers Nipple
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Morning. Think I have found a rough plan for the next few weeks-

    *Martinez
    Cancelo James Chilwell
    Salah Soucek KDB Son
    Werner DCL Brewster
    Forster Dallas *Grealish Branwaite 0.5 ITB 1FT

    -This week Save
    - Next week, Werner to Bamford and Soucek to Jota

    Leaves cash (2.0 ish) for Son to Bruno later?. Riding out Cancello for now with Dallas back up and sucking up Martinez this week

    Thanks for any thoughts

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Basically this in week or so's time (hopefully)

      Martinez
      Cancelo James Chilwell
      Salah Jota KDB Bruno Grealish
      Bamford DCL

      Forster Dallas Brewster Branwaite

      1. Aidan269
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah that's a lovely team

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Similar to what I hope to be on but Cancelo too high rotation risk

      3. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Cheers both

      4. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Definitely mapped out the same front 8 there early today. Back line a little different, but not far off.

  3. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Whats peoples thoughts on the NewAst game being rescheduled for later in the week.

    Logistic impossibility or maybe.

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      To be honest until the outbreak is stopped can’t see Newcastle playing.

    2. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why are people talking about this fixture. New are not even certain to play their next fixture and why would they hurry in this situation?

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Fixture congestion and Villa already have another game they need to fit in somewhere.

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Its unfair on Ast. Other teams have had to play with a covid straight jacket. Granted its a more extreme situation but as soon as the ground is available they should be made to field 14....any 14.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wishful thinking

  4. Troll hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Rashford and Barkley need to go
    1) C KdB + Lookman (4.5-5.5)
    2) Mahrez + max 8.8 (who?!? got Jota)

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      1

      1. EgyptianKing
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Mahrez and Ziyech maybe? Like the combo

  5. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    The stats presented in BlackBox didn't look great for KDB at all imo. They showed he's 31st in minutes per npxG vs. 2nd for Bruno over the last 4, and Fulham have better defensive stats than West Ham over the last 4. United also have been getting more pens than City.

    Not sure why this is a definite KDB captaincy over Bruno. I keep hearing "It's Fulham" as if that's all I should consider.

    1. Aidan269
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      United have a crucial CL game midweek next week now so Bruno might come off early. KDB gets the full 90. And yeah it's Fulham

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Then dont capt him , free choice, up to you!

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I appreciate this very much. Needed to hear it wasn't a crazy idea.

    3. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Bruno has great stats, but a lot of it came from 2nd half vs Saints. M City has been poor, but KdB and Mahrez shouldn't be tired atm.

    4. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It's not definete. It's your choice!

    5. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      past performance doesn't indicate future results
      it's just a guide to say City haven't been performing as well this season but with the fixtures turning I'm backing them to score more goals (already evidenced vs Burnley)

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        City scored fewer xG against Burnley (even with an incompetent Burnley GK making his debut) than United did against Saints. It wasn't a vintage City performance despite the scoreline.

    6. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Stats have a place

      So does City v Ful and Liv v Ful

      You know what’s coming....

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah, I have a hard time responding to this type of comment. I do know that I overthink these things often.

        I feel like City need to score 5 goals these days just for KDB to get ten points like last GW. I only captained him ahead of Bruno last week after I saw Pope was out. I feel like my instincts not to captain him were mostly confirmed.

  6. Aidan269
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    On a free hit and want a Leciester defender. Justin or Fofana? Worried they might both Be benched this weekend though

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Justin might be fine for another week or two. Justin for the attacking potential

    2. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      How many did you have starting to play free hit? I'm interested as I'm down to 9 but still don't want to use it as want to save it for the proper blanks where I might only have 4 or 5 playing. Not sure if that's a good decision or not.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ricardo just gaining fitness, playing midweek, you are good for Justin on FH

  7. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Need help please! Team is a mess for this GW.

    Martinez
    Chilwell Robo Cancelo
    KDB Bruno Grealish Ziyech Son
    DCL Wilson

    Forster Brewster Kilman Mitchell

    A) Martinez Cancelo Grealish —> McCarthy Walker Jota (-8)

    B) Cancelo Grealish Wilson —> RJames Mahrez Adams (-8)

    Any of this is worth?

    Thanks a lot!

    1. Aidan269
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You got your free hit? I've triple villa Cancelo and sterling so just used it 🙂 your team looks good from next week

      1. EgyptianKing
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Interesting! But tbh I prefer to keep the FH for later on in the season mate. Probably will be very handy when major blanks come on

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Yeah not worth wasting it on one blank. Better for the blank gameweeks where 4 or 5 games are off.

    2. thetommy14
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Just Cancelo --> RJames will do imo

        1. EgyptianKing
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Mahrez Adams for the blanking Grealish Wilson isn’t appealing in your opinion?

    3. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What to do here please?

      McCarthy
      Chilwell / Dias / Justin / Lamptey
      Bruno / Son / Jota
      Kane / Vardy / DCL

      Forster / Mitchell / Stephens / Grealish*

      1FT & 1.1 itb.

      Can take a -4 if needed.

      Thanks everyone

      1. Aidan269
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Nah definitely no need to change that

      2. LSK
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Grealish to Mahrez is worth it for you imo. Hard to lose Grealish but it would give you City attack for Fulham and you can always switch back later.

      3. Tripleh123
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Stick, roll over transfer

          1. Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Risky with that bench.

        • Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Upgrade Mitchell, that bench is not looking too strong. Or get Neco and some cash.

        • HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          comes down to how you feel about both spurs players.
          If Kane is out then Kane to Bamford and Son to Kdb -4
          or Kane to Jesus perhaps

        • The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Get

          Kev

      4. YuvalFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        What is the priority?

        A) bringing in jota for podence tonight to catch rise

        B) getting a playing keeper for Martinez

        C) both for a hit

        1. thetommy14
            1 month, 18 days ago

            A

          • Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            C

          • Joggers Nipple
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            a

          • dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            A

          • The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            A

        2. DV8R
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          1 FT, 1.8m itb. Not sure if I should save FT or do Taylor to Cancelo/Dias?

          McCarthy
          Chilwell, Justin, Taylor (Dallas, Killman)
          KDB, Bruno, Son, Jota (Reed)
          Vardy, DCL, Adams

          Thoughts?

          1. LSK
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Cancelo unlikely to play. Think you can roll this week for sure.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              You in Pep’s WhatsApp?

          2. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Probably a nice week to save a transfer with loads in a bad spot taking hits.

          3. Joggers Nipple
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Prob save and have a nice 2 next week

        3. Tripleh123
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Guys ,is there a chance Newcastle vs Villa still on? If not,which keeper should I have? 1) Meslier or 2) McCarthy

            1. DV8R
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              It's off. Play McCarthy

            2. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Unlikely but always a chance. Probably won't be much difference between those keepers, just pick one and stick.

            3. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              It’s off

          • huhhh
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Martinez
            Cresswell chilwell dallas kwp
            Bruno kdb ziyech
            Bam dcl vardy

            Subs: steer lamptey grealish asm

            1ft 0.9 itb
            Should i save ft and perhaps sell bruno and ziyech for jota and salah?
            Or shlould i sell ziyech now for mahrez for this week?

            1. noquarternt
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Looks good, would probably roll

          • potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            I wish Dings had a game in his back pocket already
            Wilson>Dings would have been nice this week.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Danny Noodle-Knee?

          • milanista10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Initial thoughts were to bench Grealish this week. Yet, if switching him to Jota for -4 this week can fund a move for Salah next GW vs Fulham, it’s a no brainer?

            You lads agree or anyone talking me out of it?

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I have bought Grealish at 7.2 and will loose some value if i sell hi.I want him in my team for the next couple of fixtures.At his price no one can outscore him imo.I think you should bench him and take a hit to get Salah next gw.Also Fulham's defensive stats are much better.

            2. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              i would want grealish long term and doing the hokey cokey with him with money tied up (most likely) seems a bad idea.

            3. Joggers Nipple
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I wouldnt want to lose Grealish at all

            4. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I’m keeping

          • Tabbara
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Hi,
            Taylor or Mitchell to James
            Have Mitchell Chilwell Coufal Taylor and Justin

            Thx

            1. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Mitchell

            2. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Mitchell but please wait for James you guys are making him too expensive

          • Viper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Current squad

            Martinez

            KWP Robertson Chilwell Justin (4.0)

            Son Rodriguez Ziyech Bruno (4.5)

            Vardy DCL Watkins

            2.1m in the bank

            Son & Rodriguez -> KDB & Jota -4?

            1. Joggers Nipple
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Yes

            2. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I dig

          • kobewan
              1 month, 18 days ago

              is Jose fooling us again with this Kane injury?

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Sound like it- why did he need to say anything if thinks will be OK for weekend as could have just said rested for EL game.

              2. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                He fooled you by saying he is going to play...

            • JURGENAUT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Would you do Kane + Stephens > KDB (c) + Brewster for -4?

            • MaRooney 5
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              What to do with this mess:

              McCarthy, Steer
              Aylin, Bellerin, Chilly, Mitchell, Reguilón
              Grealish, Jota, KDB, Son, Ziyech
              Adams, Kane, Brewster?

              1 FT, 2.7m ITB

              Thanks in advance!

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Ziyech to Bruno

            • Viper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              For Martinez owners feeling bad about not having a keeper, just remember it's only 1 less point than normal

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Lol right

              2. PlumaPiedra
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                I have Watkins too, so for me it's no less points than ths week.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  But 2 doubles coming

                  1. PlumaPiedra
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    I'm sure others will transfer him in closer to that time too though so not much advantage gained by having hm now.

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Nothing except value, FTs and opportunity to upgrade elsewhere

                      1. PlumaPiedra
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        It would only be one FT to get him in when the doubles come around whereas I could've had a striker that actually scores me points during this time so don't see much gain from it. Watkins 0pts from 2 games, even a -4 to get him in for the doubles would've been covered from appearance points for any other striker during this time.

            • Klip Klopp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Keep Kane or Son? If Keep Son then who would you swap Kane for? I have DCL and Werner

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Probably BamBam

              2. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Keep Son, maybe Kane to a budget forward and upgrade elsewhere.

            • The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I LOVE OG

              Oliver Giroud is the gift that keeps on giving. Traveling the well trodden path from London’s feeder club to becoming blue royalty.

              GTF in Sir!

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Olivier GiBLUE

              2. Ruth_NZ
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Ah yes. And when the time comes they can go the other way, joining the feeder club for the last year or two of their career. 😀

            • mlm
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Worth to have a hit for Ziyech + Martinez => Mahrez + 4.5GK??

              1. Etonmessi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Deffo not

              2. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Just do Mahrez

              3. PlumaPiedra
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Just Mahrez. Unlikely any 4.5GK will make those 4pts back this week.

                1. noquarternt
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Gomes got 2 penalty saves in a game once... 😀

                2. mlm
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Coz I have to rise 0.2 to get Mahrez...

            • noquarternt
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Any news on Rashford's flagging? Can't see it in the most immediate tweets.

            • OptimusBlack
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Best Defender to get within 5.8 M or less For long term if u have
              Lamptey - Reguilón - Chilwell - Semedo & Dunne
              *Semedo out for him
              A- James
              B- Zouma
              C- Bellerín

              1. thetommy14
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  A

              2. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                MAHREZ(C) over KDB !!!
                Anyobody other tempted ?

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Have neither but tempted to buy Mahrez. Can't really afford KDB

                2. thetommy14
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    KDB for me

                  • noquarternt
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    I own Mahrez, but will probably captain Salah

                  • Szczajuszka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    I'll bring in Mahrez but captain Vardy.
                    If had KDB would captain over Mahrez

                3. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Mahrez or Jota?

                4. wulfranian
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Which one?
                  a)Salah+Mane+Brewster
                  b)Salah+Fernandes+Welbeck

                  1. LSK
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    B

                    1. wulfranian
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      cheers

                  2. Szczajuszka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    b

                    1. wulfranian
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      cheers

                5. fcsaltyballs
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Martinez
                  Robertson Chilwell Cancelo Dallas
                  Fernandes Son JamesR Foden
                  DCL Vardy

                  Forster Brewster Grealish Ferguson

                  1 FT, 1.7 itb

                  1. Robertson JamesR >> Vestergaard KDB (-4)
                  2. JamesR Vardy >> KDB Adams / Bamford (-4)
                  3. JamesR >> Mahrez

                  Thanks

                6. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  C'mon Lascelles hold, just one more day, you can do it.