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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. Dirty Harry
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Big question for the week... which two to start?

    1. Taylor (EVE)
    2. Lamptey (SOU)
    3. Podence (liv)

    1. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 29 days ago

      1 and 2

    2. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      2 & 3

    3. RIDZ
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      1 & 2

    4. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Definitely 2 and 3. Taylor is not getting a clean sheet against Everton. Lamptey goal threat. Podence might score against injury ravaged Liverpool defence.

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah I was thinking Podence might see some action now that Jimenez is unfortunately injured in the way he is

  2. Gemma817
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Mahrez --> Son?
    Already have KDB. Don't have Kane

    1. Gemma817
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Son --> Mahrez? ***
      Already have KDB. Don't have Kane

      1. Pitch Perfect
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        If its FT and no bigger issues to sort, yes.

    2. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Nay

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I'd play Mahrez personally as he is nice and rested

    4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      No

    5. Gemma817
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah it's FT. But woah very mixed reactions

      Don't think I've other issues to solve.

      Mid: Salah, Jota, Podence, KDB, Son
      Att: Bamford, Vardy, DCL

    6. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I would keep son...arsenal is the kinda team he scores against

  3. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Taking a punt on Rashford > Mahrez this week with my FT.

    Had enough of Rashford being injured and play to deep when he does play!

    hopefully Mahrez starts and scores big again 😉

    1. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I am punting even with single hits,if rashford is injured.

  4. RIDZ
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    REPOST - need suggestion to waste 1 FT

    Mendy
    Zouma Bellerin Justin Lamptey
    Salah Jota Ziyech
    DCL Vardy Kane

    Martin Lewis Grealish Riedewald
    2 FT 0.6 ITB

    Doesn't have any idea how to waste 1 FT,
    Ridewald to maximum 5.0 mid to make a stronger bench but who?

  5. Bielsa Murderball
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Probability of reece james rising before deadline?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Close one, people will be looking to ditch Villa defence.

    2. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I think he will. Had to get him in, didn't want to risk it

    3. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      High

    4. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Deadline has already passed. Next deadline though probably.

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Likely

  6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Am I crazy to get Reguilon as my Cancelo replacement instead of Dias/Dallas? I think his fixtures for the next 2 are really decent and then I can bench him vs Liverpool as Lamptey and Coufal have good games, even after that I can manage and he's a decent first sub to have, at least he will start unlike Cancelo... and then again Jose might park the bus and get results in hard games

    It would be for a hit but the alternative would be to play Riedewald which seems like it would be a 1-pointer...

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Did not read beyond the first three words. Yes.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers 😆

    2. Mbeumo's Post
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      James over him

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Have Chilwell,Mendy and Ziyech haha

        1. Mbeumo's Post
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Sell Ziyech, I tripled up their def
          Chilwell is dead so doesnt count (everyone has him?

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            That's bold but could work...
            Might be doing Ziyech to Jota next week anyway so yeah it's a possibility

    3. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Had the same dilemma this week. Ended up picking James over him.

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      No. Spurs defense is now one of the best in the league and the fixtures look excellent defensively, I can pinpoint 5 cleanable fixtures in the next 7. His offensive threat is also decent too. I like him a lot.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        True, worth the extra over someone like Dier you reckon?

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

          Reece James is a significantly better pick than Dier if you're in that price bracket.

          Reguilon does look like he has the potential for offensive returns though.

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Wouldn’t be planning benchings knowing how this season has been, fixtures aren’t good for another few weeks so wouldn’t want to touch Spurs defence when there are the likes of James for less

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah but they kept CS vs Man City and Chelsea so him playing in those games isn't the worst idea either, at least he's nailed on...
        I would have got James yeah but I have Mendy,Chilwell and Ziyech

  7. Mbeumo's Post
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Bench 1 this week please

    1) Bellerin (Spurs)
    2) Bissouma (SOTON)
    3) Coufal (MUN)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      3

      1. Mbeumo's Post
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks

    2. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      3

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Bissouma

  8. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Feel so weird without liv assets this week.

    Shld i sell ziyech for jota?

    Or even double up manc, sell ziyech for mahrez?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Why not just hold the trade and enjoy the weirdness for a week?

  9. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    If Robbo is out... Him to Dias for -4?

    Allows me to upgrade Bowen to Salah next week instead of losing Grealish (would also be -4 though)

    Ryan
    Robbo James Chilwell Taylor
    KDB Bruno Bowen
    Bamford DCL Kane

    Grealish Mitchell Alzate

    1. Mbeumo's Post
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Ro bo out but not Dias

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Who then?

        1. Bielsa Murderball
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Matip maybe...has the fixtures

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Not a bad shout actually. City have better chances of CS though?

            1. Bielsa Murderball
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 29 days ago

              For me matip is more 'nailed' as such than dias, and has a higher chance of getting a goal as opposed to dias imo.
              As for the fixtures, they are roughly equally easy

          2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Are you worthy of captaining this week over KDB? Are you confident you can continue providin goals and assists?

            1. Bielsa Murderball
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 29 days ago

              Nah, i feel KDB will get more points than me against the worst team imo (Only for this week xD )

              1. Bielsa Murderball
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 29 days ago

                Am captaining KDB myself

  10. Mbeumo's Post
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Kane yellow flag wtf

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yyyyeeeeaaaahhhhh

      Hoping not another Son case

    2. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I sold Kane and bought Wilson...so I expect Kane will play.

  11. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 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!!

  12. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Current lineup:

    Button
    Chilwell Cancelo Creswell KWP
    KDB(c) Bruno Ziyech Soucek
    DCL Vardy

    Martinez Grealish Watkins Bernardo

    1.0itb, 2FT

    A) Cancelo/Ziyech > Dias(or James)/Mahrez
    B) Ziyech > Mahrez
    C) Cancelo/Watkins > Dias or James/Bamford

    Mahrez would be a one-week punt, otherwise Ziyech to Jota before Fulham match.

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Grealish to Mahrez as a one week punt. I have a similar situation but not rushing in getting Cancelo or Ziyech out.

  13. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Ziyech/son to kdb
    Or
    Watkins & burke to Mahrez & Brewster (-4)
    Have Watkins grealish from Villa Newcastle game

  14. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Any thoughts on this team?
    Power mids and a decent bench for any rotation.

    Mendy

    Chilwell Walker Lamptey

    Salah KDB Mahrez Bruno Jota

    Bamford Watkins

    Forster Coufal Alioski Brewster

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Dias over Walker to save cash

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah could do that I made the mistake of going for Cancelo.
        Apart from that overall are the power mids worth the sacrifice up front?
        I am two weeks and 2 hits from getting close to this.

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

          I'd keep Walker for a few matches until we're sure Dias is nailed and you need the cash. He's also showed slightly more offensively in recent weeks.

          Absolutely worth it, IMO. KDB-Salah-Bruno looks like the star trio we should be working towards.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Plenty of good cheap forwards, whereas cheap mids are severely lacking... think you have the optimal setup there

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

      Should have held the WC for another week or 2.
      Overall I did ok but picks like Sterling Cancelo and Digne have hurt a bit but a couple of hits will get me to this and hopefully some more green arrows cause I need them.

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

        I went for those mids and left DCL and Bam up front. Also kept Robbo. Everyone else is super cheap and no bench to mention. Will need to monitor that team closely since injuries to cheap starters Mary then require downgrades from big hitters and also hits if other cheapies don’t emerge.

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

          Sorry. Still sleepy. Got Grealish and not Mahrez. Still limited funds for me.

  15. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Chances of Wolves going back to 5 at the back and playing Kilman are very low right? Especially after their win

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      With Jimi out they could very easily go back to a back 5

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        For most of the Arsenal game they played 4 at the back even when Jimenez was not playing

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah could line up either way I guess, not sure if Nuno trusts Silva to start every week though

  16. choco27
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Better option for GK for GW11?
    A. McCarthy
    B. Johnstone
    Thanx

  17. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Cancelo to James to ensure a starter at the weekend? It could backfire but the damage shouldn't be too high.

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

      Sure, I expect Chelsea to CS against Leeds. Reguilon is also an option.

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

      Yup

  18. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    So Villa & NEW game is def off and wont be rescheduled for this GW right?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      We will know more on Friday

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

    3. PastaConcerto
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Not definite, could still be part of GW 11 if it gets rescheduled to Monday. From what I understand....wait until near deadline.

    4. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Cheers lads

  19. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    What are the chances of Pool keeping a clean sheet against Wolves?

    1. GuenDoozy
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Pretty good, especially without Jimi

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

      depends on how ambitious nuno is, with a back 4 wolves might score on the counter with someone like traore etc up front

  20. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Morning.
    No injuries to key players in CL last night?

    1. PastaConcerto
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Rashford might be out...not sure he would be considered "key"

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

        Cheers! Not bothered by Rash tbh.
        I mean, I don’t want to sound cold or indifferent about a persons possible injury but Rash doesn’t affect my alteady paper thin team. Hope he’s well though.

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

      some Rashford doubts nothing else, Chelsea rested virtually the entire first 11 except kovacic and mendy

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

        Impressive result by them with a second string team.

  21. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Help please - I'm desperate ...

    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!!

    1. Mini Mane Mo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      3

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

      getting a captain option has to be a priority, 1 or 3, I like 1 more long term but maybe Coufal over Vestergaard

      1. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        just noticed 2 has kdb as well, I do like Bamford long term too so either 1 or 2 not 3

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Thanks mate, 2 with Bamford probably my first choice so I’ll likely go with that. Just needed some assurance

    3. Bielsa Murderball
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      2 long-term, 3 for a one-week punt

    4. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Getting rid of hamez when he faces burnley???

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        How else do I get KDB who faces Fulham in?

  22. Bielsa Murderball
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Play one:
    A) Bednarek
    B) KWP

    1. zøphar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      KWP, chance of assist is higher than chance of goal

      1. Bielsa Murderball
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        thanks 🙂

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

      B

  23. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Just saw the Cavani shot. Wow. Hopefully he can come in soon

  24. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Would you be comfortable playing Lamptey away to Leicester next week?
    I mean the answer is probably no because I feel good about owning Vardy for that game...

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I'm happy to play lamptey every week. He always looks lively

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Exactly what I was thinking, all the way up to GW17 he even has solid fixtures, just the Leicester game seems one where there's absolutely no chance of a CS but yeah he could get an attacking return

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

          They rarely get a chance of a cs.
          There’ll be loads of games where he looks really good and attacking and ends up with one point after his mandatory yellow.

  25. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Chances of Robo playing this GW?

    1. Mini Mane Mo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Wait for pressers. Should be alright.

  26. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Will we get any news on who all have tested positive at Newcastle?

    I don't think I can keep Wilson if I don't know if he is positive or negative.

    Also not sure how Newcastle are going to perform over the next few games with a Covid affected squad and no training since a week.

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Wilson to Adams then?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Bamford for me.

        1. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Actually I already have bamford

    2. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah every doubts over newcastle indicates transfer out,i did lewis to james & feels easy n relax now !!!

  27. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    This GW is hilarious, chance of only having 5 starters!
    (Martinez, Grealish, Watkins, Robertson, Kane, Sterling, Foden, Kane, Forster & Dunne)

    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      My line up if I made no changes, lol
      ....
      Bellerin / Walker
      Son / Jota
      DCL
      ....

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Chilwell
        KDB, Son
        Bamford, DCL

        So should we consider FH?

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I have Martinez, Dias, Robbo, Grealish, Wilson and Sterling 🙁

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        And the subs after making changes are Forster, Dallas, Dunne and Burke

      2. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        horrible, I did Stering + Watkins to KdB + Bamford (-4)...prob just leave it at that and try to scrape though it to fight another day (used FH unfortunately)!

      3. ppv
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Don't understand why you wouldn't FH. You have decent players coming back next week. I have 3 Villa and have FH and like my team. KDB, Mahrez, Salah, Jota Bruno, DCL, Werner, front 7. Defence cheap

  28. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts here folks? 1ft, 1m itb.

    a. Grealish > Mahrez
    b. Grealish > Jota
    c. Forster > Johnston/ mccarthy
    d. save
    e. something else?

    Martinez
    Robbo zouma lamptey Dallas
    Kdb Bruno son soucek
    Vardy dcl

    Forster kilman brewster grealish

  29. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Who to start?
    1. Dallas (che)
    2. Coufal (MUN)

  30. KingZZ
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Which option to go for?

    A) Rashford - - > Jota

    B) Rashford - - > Mahrez

    C) Save FT

    1. S3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      B...but I will wait till after press conference on Friday

    2. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      If confirmed out i will do B