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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. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Do we think Robbo will be ok?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Bobby's Teeth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Yes, no doubt!

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Magic spray and he'll be right. Unless his feelings got hurt.

  2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Howis this looking?

    Mendy
    Chilwell, Justin, Cancelo
    KDB(c), Bruno, Mahrez, Ziyech, Jota
    Vardy, DCL

    Button, Coufal, Brewster, Targett

    1. S3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      g2g...

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Am now wondering if Vardy is a better (C) choice than KDB this week. Hmm...

    1. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I always want my captain play high on the pitch,so vardy for me as KDB plays deep somehow,i am going mahrez(C) for this reason,KDB can haul with set pieces & penalties though !!!

  4. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Who’s a better captain this week -

    A. Bruno
    B. Vardy

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Even I have those two options + Sterling. I am going Vardy.

  5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Steer -> McCarthy?

    Chilwell Zouma Justin
    Salah Son Ziyech Jota
    Vardy DCL Bamford

    (Martinez* Steer* Grealish* Cresswell Ayling)
    0.6ITB 1FT

  6. Cali
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Which one?
      A) Jota and Bamford
      B) Mahrez and Brewster

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Jota and Mahrez if possible

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A

      3. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Captain:

      A) Sterling
      B) Bruno
      C) Vardy

      Play:

      1) Coufal vs United
      2) Dallas vs Chelsea

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        B or C

        1

      2. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        B2

      3. Wakanda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        C1
        i have bruno but pogba is back....

    • Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A. Jota + Jesus or
      B. Salah + Wilson/Watkins ?

      In A the 8th attacking player is Wilson/Watkins, in B it’s Brewster....and btw all defenders are nailed.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        B

      2. Bam Saka Laca
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A

    • S3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      team in a bit of a mess

      Martinez
      Chilwell - James - Cresswell
      Rash - Sterling - Jota - Son - Grealish
      DCL - Vardy
      (Steer - Lamptey - Mitchell- Brewster)
      1.7M ITB

      I have exact funds to do Sterling and Rash to Fernandes and Debruyne (C) for a -4

      1. Wakanda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        i am assuming you bring sterling in last week...giving up already ?

        1. S3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          4 GWs ago

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Do it.

    • Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      anybody considering mat ryan for direct swap to matrinez ?
      close to a drop..would be good if price drop before deadline

      1. Scrumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I'm considering that same. V unpopular pick.
        People are concerned about his personal form tho, even tho BHA defence is looking decent.

        1. Wakanda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          yea stats wise... still not that bad..
          Hoping his price drop tomorrow so i can execute it.

    • some witty pun
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Anyone else have Martinez but is going to roll their FT?

      1. Wakanda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        honestly, they dont really keep cleanies... do they ?

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I am. It is just one game. Not that GKs have double digit hauls. And he has better fixtures than most 4.5s.

    • Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Absolutely gutted that I'm 0.1M from this wildcard team;

      Martinez, Steele
      Chilwell, Justin, Konsa, Coufal, Walker-Peters
      Salah, Bruno, Son, Mahrez, Bowen
      DCL, Wilson, Bamford

      1. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Johnstone, McCarthy or Meslier will give you enough for a playing keeper

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Was contemplating McCarthy, burned me back end of last season. Thoughts on the rest of the team?

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Why gutted ?
        Just swap one of your cheap defs to even cheaper one.

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Because I like all my defensive options (maybe Justin I could ditch)

          1. RichardNixon
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Castagne and Pereira are due back from injury so Justin's days are numbered anyway.

      3. GuenDoozy
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Blessing in disguise imo. Mahrez is a transfer waiting to happen, and ideally you want KDB. Also think Jota is a better option than Mahrez for his consistency.

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          McCarthy, Steele
          Chilwell, Mendy, Cresswell, Konsa, KWP
          KDB, Bruno, Son, Jota, Bowen
          DCL, Wilson, Bamford

          0.7 ITB

          1. GuenDoozy
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Son > Salah, Bowen to 4.5,

            1. Zenith UK
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              You want me to lose the highest scoring midfielder so far this season when they're about to go on a "tough" run which means probably counter-attacking football given Jose's recent set up which plays perfectly into Son's style. I can't do that lad

              1. GuenDoozy
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 20 days ago

                That style would only work against teams that allow space. Im a big advocate of playing the fixtures so yes id advise getting him back in GW16

                1. GuenDoozy
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 20 days ago

                  And by work i mean 2 or 3 goals scored. Yes i could see them get the 1-0 wins

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Adams for bamford and you solved the problem

    • GuenDoozy
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Anything for a hit here? Already used FT for Hames > Jota move before the price changes.

      Robbo Chillwell Lamptey Coufal
      KDB (c) Bruno Ziyech Jota
      Vardy DCL
      Martinez Steer Brewster Mitchell Grealish
      0.9 ITB

      Cheers

      1. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Martinez to Mendy?

        1. GuenDoozy
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Mendy doesnt look prolific enough to warrant a transfer for a hit. I.e yes he gets CS but doesnt look like he gets too many Saves or Bonus points like other great FPL keepers in the past.

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Saves will come. It's just that Chelsea's defence didn't even allow 3+ shots on target except in the Utd game.

            1. GuenDoozy
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              And they are basiclally still the same defence, so nothing to suggest that would change. You think its worth a hit?

              1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 20 days ago

                You will see with tougher fixtures there will be sot's and saves. I took a hit Martinez for Mendy in GW7.

                1. GuenDoozy
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 20 days ago

                  Ah nice. Yeah not sure I'm convinced, goalkeeper transfer that too for a hit...hope it works out for you, probably already paid off

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I did Steer to Johnstone

        1. GuenDoozy
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Benching is going to be tough. Will you just follow the RMT tool?

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            It's not tough between now and GW16. Quite straightforward, even. I'll probably sell Martinez in GW16 in a combined move to skin my bench and convert Vestergaard into Reguilón

            I hate rotating keepers, but the unexpected blank has made me see this 6 GW opportunity, after which I'll probably have only Johnstone for the save points (remember Etheridge)

            1. GuenDoozy
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              Yeah thats a good strategy! but you are using 2 transfers on keepers which is more than i can afford. Been switching my premiums based on fixtures so i need the FTs.

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 20 days ago

                Thank you 🙂

                Okay, so my strategy won't work for you. No hit, then. Good luck!

    • seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Unpopular opinion/thought:

      Anyone going without / thinking to go without a City asset for gw11?

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I certainly am.

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          You're that certain? why though?

          I'm floating that thought mainly due to costs/fires and unwillingness to take a hit.

          1. Vazza
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 20 days ago

            To put in simple terms, you cannot have them all. I can do Bruno to KDB free this week but wouldnt as it means i will have to take a hit in the following week. And removing Bruno is a bit of a sacrifice as he could easily match KDBs points this week despite more difficult fixture

            1. seewhyaxe
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              Makes sense!

              I'm having the same thought and like you, planning to have (possibly a Pool asset) for gw 12 without a hit.

              1. Vazza
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 20 days ago

                Same here. All the best mate

      2. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Unpopular answer:
        good plan, what's your team?

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          My team is as linked, ease of ref for gw11:

          Martinez**
          Lamptey / Chilwell / James / Robertson*
          Fernandes (C) / Son / Ziyech
          Vardy / Bamford / Calvert-Lewin

          Bench: useless anyway Steer, Grealish, Burke, Mitchell

          1. Vazza
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Robbo should play by the way

            1. seewhyaxe
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              He's like the catalyst to my transfer(s) this week.

              If he's ruled out, I'd probably do Robertson + a midfielder out for City def + KDB (C).

      3. Wakanda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        looking for a drop in rank ?

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          I'm prepared for it lol, I'm struggling to fit 11 players now, less about City assets.

      4. GuenDoozy
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        If its not KDB i wouldnt bother. Plenty of better option from other teams, happy to go without mahrez etc

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          I agree, but I can't have KDB without taking a hit or messing up my team.

          KDB, for me, is a luxury transfer now due to not having 11 players this gw.

          1. GuenDoozy
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Well yes then like i said, no worries to go without the other guys

            1. seewhyaxe
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              Cheers, hope to see a long awaited Arsenal win this week!

              1. GuenDoozy
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 20 days ago

                I have very low expectations hahah but that would be great

      5. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        As it stands now yes but maybe I will chicken out and do zieych>mahrez

        1. Wakanda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          i strongly believe mahrez is a transfer waiting to happen

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            yeah getting fulham fever

          2. GuenDoozy
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Yup ive probably got him a 2 or 3 times since he joined city and immediately regretted it within a few days, each time.

      6. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I might

        It’s between Salah or KDB to come long-term into my team. I might go Salaha after all...

      7. Wakanda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        from the bookmakers.. handicap of -2.5 given... i will take that as a hint of what the result might be
        of course, if you struggle to have 11 fighters, then i suggest you preempt your transfers now to release more cash to bring them in next week

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Next gw is reserved for a Pool attacker though since City is facing Utd next.

          1. Wakanda
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            city used to be fixture proof...
            Irregardless, dont think united can get anything out of that match. De gea is history

            1. seewhyaxe
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              For many, I believe the #1 transfer would be Salah back in for (C) against Fulham in gw12.

              I'm thinking of the same and it's the reason why I'm hesitating to do KDB this week for a hit.

    • Vazza
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I know it’s quite far in the future but would you move Bruno to Salah for GW12 (free) and reverse that move the following week i.e. applying the so called Hokey Cokey strategy to chase good fixtures?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Nah

    • Vazza
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Who to captain this week-

      A. Bruno
      B. Vardy

      1. GuenDoozy
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A for his away record and form

    • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      With all happening this week what do you think will be overall average points?

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        With all that's happening*

      2. GuenDoozy
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Depends on KDB

      3. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        32

    • drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      No city here so who would you captain out of

      A. Salah
      B. Vardy
      C. Bruno

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        C

      2. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A

      3. GuenDoozy
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A

    • Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Wildcard team?

      McCarthy, Steele
      Chilwell, Mendy, Cresswell, Konsa, KWP
      KDB, Bruno, Son, Jota, Bowen
      DCL, Wilson, Bamford

      0.7 ITB

      1. COUFAL SO GOOD
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        No salah?
        Mendy is a mistake away from being dropped

    • Skloppy Kops
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      AVL keeps giving..
      WCded in GW9 and tripled up on AVL with Grealish, Watkins and Martinez..
      And they combined to return 4pts on GW9, 3pts on GW10.. and now match postponed!
      Great!

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Grealish scored 10 last weekend 😉

    • LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Anyone else keeping 3 Villa - Martinez, Watkins and Grealish - and just play 10 in GW11..?

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        had grealish and watkins and keeping grealish ofc but did watkins>adams

      2. Saka_me_sideways
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah, me.
        Got Wilson instead of Watkins.

        But can play bamford and semedo from the bench.

    • COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Bissouma + Cancelo to Jota + Dallas with 2 Fts
      Good move?

    • NO SALAH
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Team:

      Martinez (x)
      Lamptey Dias Chilwell Coufal
      KdB Fernandes Son
      Bamford Vardy DCL

      Bench: Bissouma Kilman Grealish

      I already used my ft for Sterling to KdB. Captaincy not decided yet but leaning towards KdB.

      A) GTG
      B) Son & Grealish to Mahrez & Jota (-8)
      C) Grealish to Jota (-4)

      PS. My mini league rival has Jota 🙁

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Just leave it, it's perfectly fine.

        1. NO SALAH
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Thanks!

    • Vazza
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      GW 12 strategy
      Bruno (MCI) => Salah (FUL)

      GW13 strategy
      Salah (TOT) => Bruno (shu)

      Both moves are free.

      How is the strategy?
      A. Good
      B. Bad

      1. NO SALAH
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A bit waste of a transfer. Just get both if possible or stick to one of them. Shape other part of your team with the ft.

    • THEKID_88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I only bought Cancelo last week and obv regretting it. Should I just get rid of him already to James, I have Chilwell.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Depends on the bench option?

        1. THEKID_88
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Taylor. The issue is if he's going to share minutes with Mendy I think i should get rid now rather than worry about it down the line.

    • Chelsea91
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Mendy
      Robbo,Chilwell,Dallas,Walker
      Romeu,Salah(C),Ziyech,Zaha
      Dcl,Kane(VC)

      Button Wilson,Grealish,Douglas

      Good to go for GW11?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        You need the other two Mendys.

    • white lightning
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Just after some advice please. Already used my ft last Saturday Mitchell to Cancelo leaving $3m bank:

      Martinez
      Robertson, Cancelo, Chilwell, Justin
      Fernandes (c), Son, Jota
      Kane, DCL, Bamford

      Steer, Lamptey, Burke, Grealish

      Would you:
      (a) Son to KDB for a -4 hit or
      (b) play as is

      Thanks.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I’d reluctantly go A I think, kdb looks like a good pic for the next 6-8 weeks if you want him that long and I don’t see loads of goals in spurs with their fixtures

      2. Chelsea91
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Start one of

      A. Semado (liv)
      B. anguissa (mci)

      Actually leaning toward B, can’t see wolves keeping a CS and if they play 4/4/2 Semado will have even less attacking threat, even if Fulham lose 5-0 anguissa should still be good for a 2 pointer

      1. Chelsea91
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        B

    • FCSB
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Play:

      1. Brewster (LEI)
      2. Dallas (che)

      Thanks

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A if you think he will start

      2. GuenDoozy
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        1 starts and 1 doesnt necessarily start so thats an easy choice

      3. Chelsea91
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        2

    • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Is there any free RMT tool/ points predicotr for next gw?

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Predictor*

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Yes, I can do that for you.

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Next page then, cheers Sir!