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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. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

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

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

    1. BaleKaneSon
        3 months, 2 days ago

        1 and 2

      • KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        2 & 3

      • RIDZ
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        1 & 2

      • komodosam
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 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
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

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

    2. Gemma817
        3 months, 2 days ago

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

        1. Gemma817
            3 months, 2 days ago

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

            1. Pitch Perfect
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

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

          • KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Nay

          • the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

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

          • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            No

          • Gemma817
              3 months, 2 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

            • FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

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

          • the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 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
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

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

          • RIDZ
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 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?

          • Bielsa Murderball
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Probability of reece james rising before deadline?

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

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

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

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

              3. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                High

              4. komodosam
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Deadline has already passed. Next deadline though probably.

              5. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Likely

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 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
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Did not read beyond the first three words. Yes.

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Cheers 😆

              2. Silent Friend
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                James over him

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Have Chilwell,Mendy and Ziyech haha

                  1. Silent Friend
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

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

                    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 2 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
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

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

              4. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 2 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★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

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

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 2 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
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 2 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★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 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

            • Silent Friend
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Bench 1 this week please

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

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                3

                1. Silent Friend
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Thanks

              2. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                3

              3. komodosam
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Bissouma

            • Gun gun
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 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
                3 months, 2 days ago

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

            • De Gea is GOAT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 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. Silent Friend
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Ro bo out but not Dias

                1. De Gea is GOAT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Who then?

                  1. Bielsa Murderball
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Matip maybe...has the fixtures

                      1. De Gea is GOAT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

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

                        1. Bielsa Murderball
                            3 months, 2 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
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 2 days ago

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

                          1. Bielsa Murderball
                              3 months, 2 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
                                  3 months, 2 days ago

                                  Am captaining KDB myself

                    • Silent Friend
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Kane yellow flag wtf

                      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

                        Yyyyeeeeaaaahhhhh

                        Hoping not another Son case

                      2. POTATO
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 2 days ago

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

                    • fcsaltyballs
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 2 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!!

                    • b91jh
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 2 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
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

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

                    • The Red Devil
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

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

                    • Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 2 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
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 2 days ago

                        Dias over Walker to save cash

                        1. Albrightondknight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 2 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
                            3 months, 2 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
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 2 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
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 2 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
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 2 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
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 2 days ago

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

                    • Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 2 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
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 2 days ago

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

                        1. Inazuma X1
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 2 days ago

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

                          1. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 2 days ago

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

                    • choco27
                        3 months, 2 days ago

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

                      • Over Midwicket
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 2 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
                          3 months, 2 days ago

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

                        2. FantasyHero
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 2 days ago

                          Yup

                      • the dom 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

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

                        1. Inazuma X1
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 2 days ago

                          We will know more on Friday

                        2. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 2 days ago

                          Yes

                        3. PastaConcerto
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 2 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
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 2 days ago

                          Cheers lads

                      • Inazuma X1
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

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

                        1. GuenDoozy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 2 days ago

                          Pretty good, especially without Jimi

                        2. zøphar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 2 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

                      • sminkypinky
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

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

                        1. PastaConcerto
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 2 days ago

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

                          1. sminkypinky
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 2 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
                          3 months, 2 days ago

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

                          1. sminkypinky
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 2 days ago

                            Impressive result by them with a second string team.

                      • fcsaltyballs
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 2 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. Gini Mini Mane Mo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 2 days ago

                          3

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

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

                            1. fcsaltyballs
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 2 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
                            3 months, 2 days ago

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

                          • FantasyHero
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 2 days ago

                            Getting rid of hamez when he faces burnley???

                            1. fcsaltyballs
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 2 days ago

                              How else do I get KDB who faces Fulham in?

                        4. Bielsa Murderball
                            3 months, 2 days ago

                            Play one:
                            A) Bednarek
                            B) KWP

                            1. zøphar
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 2 days ago

                              KWP, chance of assist is higher than chance of goal

                              1. Bielsa Murderball
                                  3 months, 2 days ago

                                  thanks 🙂

                              2. FantasyHero
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 2 days ago

                                B

                            2. Flair
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 2 days ago

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

                            3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 2 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
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 2 days ago

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

                                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 2 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
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 2 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.

                            4. Lindelol
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 2 days ago

                              Chances of Robo playing this GW?

                              1. Gini Mini Mane Mo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 2 days ago

                                Wait for pressers. Should be alright.

                            5. Karan14
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 2 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
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 2 days ago

                                Wilson to Adams then?

                                1. Karan14
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 2 days ago

                                  Bamford for me.

                                  1. Lindelol
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 2 days ago

                                    Actually I already have bamford

                              2. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 2 days ago

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

                            6. jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 2 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 jia you
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 2 days ago

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

                                1. Lindelol
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 2 days ago

                                  Chilwell
                                  KDB, Son
                                  Bamford, DCL

                                  So should we consider FH?

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

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

                                1. Lindelol
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 2 days ago

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

                                2. jia you jia you
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 2 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
                                  3 months, 2 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

                            7. Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 2 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

                            8. FantasyHero
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 2 days ago

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

                            9. KingZZ
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 2 days ago

                              Which option to go for?

                              A) Rashford - - > Jota

                              B) Rashford - - > Mahrez

                              C) Save FT

                              1. S3
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 2 days ago

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

                              2. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 2 days ago

                                If confirmed out i will do B