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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. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Saiss >> James and switch to 4 at the back this week? Not possible if one falls and the other rises though sadly.

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Cresswell, Justin
    KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish**, Jota
    Kane*, DCL
    (4.0, Mitchell, Saiss, Davis**)

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Outside chance James rises tonight, in which case I’d be tempted to pull the trigger.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I can afford a James price rise, what I can’t afford is him to Rise AND Saiss to fall! Think that is likely? Ideally I’d like to wait for pressers

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I don’t think Saiss will drop tonight (he’s on -68% on FPL stats at the moment so he’s much more likely to drop Thur/Fri night); that said, there’s been a few curveballs this season regarding unexpected rises/drops.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            That’s my worry. I don’t think either will change tonight but who knows. How accurate has it been recently?

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I don’t follow it that closely, tbh, so can’t give a reliable answer unfortunately

            2. NateDogsCats
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Not very tbh, I got rid of James for Jota last Wednesday night I think as it looked like James would drop from about Tuesday and he still hasn't to this point from what I can see even though practically every night he looked set

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah get James

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Cheers. Wait for the pressers? I can afford James to rise but NOT that and a Saiss price drop

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            I wouldn't take the risk in waiting

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              What about the huge risk of not waiting and then finding out Kane is out and someone else has covid or an injury? Be -4 or -8 time

              1. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Won’t you have to sell Kane anyway if that happens to field 11? Also, there’s no guarantee José will reveal his hand either way about Kane in the presser

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Yes, but then I could upgrade Davis as an example. Lots of other options might open up

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

                Evening mate......Are you 100% sold on double Chelsea defence ?? Beyond GW12 I would look at Dallas if money was tight..........I wouldn't personally take the risk of the transfer ahead of Friday night/Saturday morning this GW, so much going on and its not like its a "must" have move.......

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Thanks mate. I like the Chelsea lads as they offer so much going forward too! It’s not a must move but I don’t have too many options. Dallas could be good, just not this week

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      When is the Black Box episode this week, does anyone know?

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

        9pm tonight

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Cheers fella. That’s midnight for me. Will probably catch it in the morning

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          What channel ?

    3. rozzo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Martinez Steer
      Chilwell Cresswell Lamptey Dallas Mitchell
      Bruno Son Grealish Rodriguez Anguissa
      Kane DCL Vardy

      1ft
      0.1 itb

      A). Martinez to Mccarthy, play 433 and bench Grealish
      B). Grealish to Jota and have no keeper.
      C). Martinez and Grealish to Mccarthy and Jota - 4?

      If I sell Grealish I will probably buy him back straight away for Rodriguez, Jota assured of starts?

      Cheers.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        A

      2. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Similar situ to myself. Think I'm going to prioritise getting KDB(c) (-4) and go keeperless this week.

    4. The Alli Way
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Best defender for 4.4 or below?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Balbuena

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Balbuena?

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Alioski

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

        Agree Balbuena but Alioski deserves a shout too

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

        Taylor

    5. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Werner or Ings for Kane replacement?
      (he was going before injury scare anyway)

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Right now it’s Werner. We don’t know brought about Ings and how he’ll be on his return

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

        Definitely Werner.

    6. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Forster and Targett to Lloris and James -4?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Like the James move. Lloris is too expensive

    7. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Zouma not in bench? Just rest or?

      1. thetommy14
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Rest most prob

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

        Anyone considering Antonio as Wilson replacement?

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          No, I'm considering him as my Maupay replacement and happy to keep Wilson...

      3. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I like the United line up.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I was say this to a lad at work who supports Utd that should set up like this

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

          It’s loaded with strikers. Interesting evening

        3. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          DVB over one of Fred or McTominay and its golden

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Also henderson over degea

      4. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Going for a power mid and last striker slot needs a cheapie. Pick 1 please:
        A. Che Adams
        B. Richarlison
        C. T Abraham
        D. Antonio

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

          I like Adams

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Cheche

        3. BeWater
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Adams.

        4. AlternativeB
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Got Martinez, Grealish, Watkins. 1FT. NEED KDB in the team.
            Was going to do Son to KDB.... But...

            1. Son + Wakins --> KDB + Bamford/Abraham
            2. Grealish --> KDB (Play no goalkeeper. Loose 0,4 on the Grealish sale)
            3. something else?

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

            Anyone know when they are likely to hold the AVL DGW for the match about to be missed this weekend?

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

                So the best option is leave you're villa players in the team i.e. Grealish and watkins in my case and have the 2 replacement 1 & 2 on the bench

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

              Per Ben Crellin's twitter, it can't be any earlier than GW17, and that date would require Newcastle to lose their League Cup QF.

              1. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Is that right? Wow, I thought there was a chance it might still be played this gameweek.

          • Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            God sterling and Grealish ➡️ KDB and Jota is so tempting.

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

              sterling might play

            2. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              KDB and Grealish is what you want. Sterling and Jota rotation risks. Not worth the move

          • wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            If Man Utd don't win today then the next game away to Leipzig is a must win and with Man City next in the league we could see some rotation against Wham.

          • drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Zieych rested nice

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              🙂

          • 2hotty
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Best Vardy replacement for at least the next three fixtures

            1. Tony Martial
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              ?

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

              I would hold for SHU away and possible Everton. But if you must ditch it really depends on who else you have. Werner or Jesus for pricier options or Bamford if you don't already own.

            3. Corona is not good 4 U
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Vardy. Why will you replace him? He has nice fixtures.

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

                  I just think leicester are dreadful at the moment havnt seen Vardy getting much service at all

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      They were really, really poor against Fulham, but what I would say is Fulham sitting in a low block was unexpected and it worked well against Leicester, but I don't expect Sheffield Utd, Brighton or Everton to do that at all, they all attack everyone they play against so that should suit Leicester

                2. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Vardy is the best Vardy replacement for the next 3 fixtures

              • Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                This is the day Tony Scores and comes back to himself I can’t wait.

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Why u talking bout urself in the 3rd person

                2. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  You better do something tonight or else...

                3. DA Minnion
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Rudiger

              • HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                I have a strong bench
                It’s a nightmare

                Bowen and Dallas last week
                Konsa before
                Points benched are awful

                1. Rasping Drive
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  It’s a difficult decision to make - go cheap as chips on the bench and load all your money in your first XI, or have a playing bench.

                  With Christmas coming up, plus Covid risk, I think I would want 2 on my bench that actually play. 3 is overkill imo

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

                Will Zaha start?

              • gomez123
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                What to do with Sterling??.....

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

                  Keep and have a decent first sub. Could very well start v. Fulham.

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

                    Much more likely he comes on for a 20 minute blank, unfortunately

                2. John Nerdelbaum
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Do you have any other City?

                3. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Sell for mahrez because mahrez is 100% guaranteed to start sterling isn't

              • Corona is not good 4 U
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Grealish -> Mahrez for free
                  or
                  Mitchell -> James for free and play James as Grealish replacement.

                  Thank you!

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    The second one. Keep Jack

                    1. Corona is not good 4 U
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Thank you!

                  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    How accurate has FPL stats been recently guys? Looking at Saiss >> James. Got 0.1 ITB so can afford a James rise or a Saiss fall but not both!

                    Also own Kane and have a weak bench with Jack now on it

                  3. That Posh Bloke
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Which three City players would you have if money was no object for Fulham?

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

                      KDB, Jesus, Walker

                    2. dogtanion
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Mendy,Mahrez, Jesus

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

                      Mahrez KDB Jesus

                      1. Little Red Lacazette
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        +1

                    4. 1zverGGadeM
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      KDB only

                    5. That Posh Bloke
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Cheers. Jesus over Sterling then?

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Yeah

                    6. NateDogsCats
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Mendy, Walker, KDB, wouldn't guarantee starts from anyone else (and Mendy is taking a chance)

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

                      What forwards are you getting if you have / plan to have bruno, kdb and salah?

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

                        If 3-4-3? DCL, Bamford, Wilson/Antonio depending on fitness.

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

                          Che adams?

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

                            Not for me.

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

                        Bamford DCL Wilson

                      3. Corona is not good 4 U
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          If Wilson is out for longer, I will choose Che Adams. He has nice fixtures. Antoio is a risk in my opinion.

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

                        Chelsea must have the best squad for two 11's in the Premier League. The bench and the starting 11 tonight are both very good.

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

                          Snap! See post below

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

                        Tammy > Giroud
                        Werner > Pulisic
                        Mount > Haverts
                        Ziyech > Cho
                        Kante > Jorginho
                        Chilwell > Emerson
                        Thiago > Rudiger
                        Zouma > Christensen
                        James > Azpilicueta

                        Chelsea amazing squad depth. Serious contenters for premier league title this season imo.

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

                          Are you Maximus from last season ??

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

                            No sadly not. I love his posts though

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

                              Yes, he was excellent and a loss to this site.........

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

                                100% agree

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

                                What has happened to him?

                            2. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 18 days ago

                              Funnily enough just asked about where he had gone a couple of pages back!

                              I found an old comment from around August and he has active team linked for this season so he is playing.

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

                                Good to know. Don’t think Iv seen a better name on here!

                      6. Salarrivederci
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        What to do here? 1 FT and 0.7 ITB.
                        Almost set on going into GW11 playing 10man without a Goalkeeper.

                        Martínez
                        Robertson - Chilwell - Cresswell - Lamptey
                        (K)DB - Fernandes - Son - Bowen
                        Vardy - Bamford

                        (Steer, Brewster, Mitchell, Grealish)

                        1. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          All set

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

                            Not keen on Bowen when I can move to Jota for free nor owning 2x WHU against ManU..
                            Robertson a doubt too :/

                            Maybe just Bowen -> Jota? leaving me with 0.2 ITB

                        2. AlternativeB
                            1 month, 18 days ago

                            Almost exactly like my team! (but have no KDB, and got Watkins). Also thinking of no goalkeeper. Not sure how to get KDB in though, without takin out Grealish. You could just go with McCarthy?

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

                              Ye I could, but it would be instead of Steer, and that would make it impossible to bring in Jota instead of Bowen this week, and would result in me having an 4.8 or 4.6 mil GK on the bench every GW :/

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

                          Evening people. I have a very straight forward question.

                          Would you sell Son for Mahrez ( V Fulham ) this GW, then sell Mahrez for Salah next GW ( V Fulham, ) already have both Jota and KDB. Or keep Son to rip into Arsenal then out to Salah next GW

                          1. NateDogsCats
                              1 month, 18 days ago

                              Keep Son, most here seem convinced he's guaranteed to play but I'm not and even if he is he blows hot and cold

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

                                Thank you, just to clarify you mean you dont think Mahrez starts ??

                                1. NateDogsCats
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    Not saying I think he won't but Pep changes things around so often that you can't guarantee it

                              2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 18 days ago

                                Too many transfers for someone as up and down as Mahrez. Keep Son imo

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

                                  Yeah leaning that way as it will give me 2fts next GW with Son to Salah being one of them......I got no other fires other than Grealish but keeping him anyway.

                            • ZeBestee
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 18 days ago

                              Best 4.9 defender to have apart from Dallas?

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

                                I like Lamptey.

                            • barton fc
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 18 days ago

                              Rodriguez + son > Harrison + kdb for a hit worth it?