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FPL assets that can help managers soar through the ranks over Christmas

Over the course of the last ten Gameweeks we have seen a group of players emerge as the most popular players in the game as a result of their form, fixtures and in most cases both. The ten most owned players include:

  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin (7.9m) – 60.8%
  • Heung-Min Son (9.5m) – 57.6%
  • Harry Kane (10.9m) – 42.9%
  • Jack Grealish (7.7m) – 41.8%
  • Bruno Fernandes (10.8m) – 38.4%
  • Patrick Bamford (6.1m) – 35.2%
  • Ben Chilwell (6.1m) – 33.5%
  • Mohamad Salah (12.2m) – 29.8%
  • Jamie Vardy (10.2%) – 28.7%
  • Emiliano Martinez (4.8%) – 27.3%

In order to build a team containing all of these players you would need to spend 86.2m leaving just 13.8m for the other five players you need to build a squad. As such being selective about which of these most highly-owned players you choose is vital, as is selecting the right differentials.

Differentials are key to the success of a Fantasy Premier League squad. Mostly because if chosen correctly their points returns can boost your status in terms of mini-league position and overall rank. However, differentials can also be vital for making the squad budget works as they are often lower value players who enable FPL managers to afford as many of the key highly-owned, highly-valued players as possible.

We asked the members of the Scout Network who they think looks to be the best under 5% owned differential for the run up to Christmas.

Ted Talks FPL

Ted Talks FPL graphic for Jack Harrison

Jack Harrison (5.5m) Leeds United – 1.5%

With an assist for Leeds’ winning goal against Everton on Saturday, Harrison is now on four attacking returns for the season. That’s one every 2.5 games. More importantly, he’s displaying some excellent underlying numbers which could suggest that this rate of returns will improve. 18 Chances Created in the last six Gameweeks is only bettered by Bruno Fernandes, of which three big chances created is only bettered by Grealish, Fernandes, De Bruyne and Ziyech. In the same period, 10 Shots, including two big chances means that he is demonstrating combined goal and assist potential.

After Chelsea in Gameweek 11, Leeds play West Ham, Newcastle, Burnley and West Brom in their next five games, three of those at home. Excellent fixtures for budget midfielder Harrison to target. The form of Patrick Bamford is also a plus for the left winger with an increased chance of his crosses being converted. Harrison did pick up a knock towards the end of the Everton match, forcing him off the pitch but the initial reaction indicated nothing serious.

Ted Talks FPL

El Statto

El Statto heatmap – showing Abraham as a penalty box forward

The Scout Network: Which under 5% owned differentials look like the best investments?

Abraham’s points against lower ranked teams so far this season

Tammy Abraham (7.2m) Chelsea – 2.7%

With all their attacking options brought in the summer I think it was commonly expected that Abraham would be a bench option this season. However, he is proving pivotal to how Chelsea play, he is very much the penalty box poacher (see heatmap) allowing the likes of Werner, Ziyech, Havertz and Pulisic to influence the game from outside the box and in wide positions.

Tammy is averaging two shots per game, although slightly distorted by being in and out of the team over the first six Gameweeks with reduced minutes, however since then he has scored two in four. He is averaging 4.2 pts per game thanks to three goals and two assists already and returning in just over half of the games he’s played.

The most appealing thing for Abraham (and Chelsea in general) is their great run of fixtures over Dec, LEE/eve/wol/WHU/are/AVL. So far, against the non-top-six is where Abraham has performed better (see points split) but also they are up against teams that will allow chances and with Ziyech pulling the strings behind him I really expect his goal tally in particular to benefit over the busy Christmas period.

El Statto

FF Titan

The Scout Network: Which under 5% owned differentials look like the best investments? 1

Alioski in action for Leeds United

Ezgjan Alioski (4.4m) Leeds United – 0.5%

Interestingly enough Alioski was one of the players we tracked before the season started. He, however, did not make his first Premier League start until Gameweek 6.

Over the past 3 games, the North Macedonian international has started in 3 different roles on the left side for Leeds and has excelled. Against Everton, Alioski was deployed as a winger, supporting Harrison and Bamford with his runs on the left. He is listed as a defender and has benefited greatly from Leeds’ back-to-back clean sheets.

Leeds have been playing well with their current set of personnel and set-up so we can expect Alioski to continue to keep his place in the starting eleven. At his price point (£4.4m), only Fabian Balbuena of West Ham and Max Kilman of Wolves have more FPL points.

In Alioski, we may have found the Lord Lundstram of this season – a listed defender deployed in midfield.

FF Titan

FPL Family

Tielemans celebrates scoring for Leicester City

Youri Tielemans (6.4m) Leicester City – 3.2%

Tielemans, and Leicester City generally have not set the world on fire so far this season. The Belgian has returned attacking returns twice this season against Leeds and Manchester City as well as two clean sheet points against Wolves and West Brom.

Whilst the attacking returns haven’t yet been constant the return of key players from injury such as James Maddison will bolster the Leicester attacking and as a result should improve Tielemans attacking output.

Tielemans currently sits 12th in the game for influence with only the likes of highly owned players such as Fernandes, Son, Sarah, Grealish and James Ward-Prowse ahead of him. As such the underlying stats are there to suggest that Tielemans should return some good points for his FPL Managers in the build up to Christmas – especially in fixtures against Sheffield United, Brighton and a Digne-less Everton.

FPL Family – Sam

FPL Nymfria

Jesus celebrates scoring for Man City vs Wolves

Gabriel Jesus (9.3m) Manchester City – 1.5%

With some talk that Aguero has re-aggravated his injury, and already a confirmation that Pep isn’t going to rush the Argentine back when fit, this should mean that Jesus is set to get his fourth consecutive start in the Premier League. With two goals and one assist in nine Gameweeks, there’s no surprise he’s just 1.5% owned. However, delve a little deeper and you’ll find his stats the past three Gameweeks are on par with that of other highly owned strikers.

He’s played 270 minutes the same as Calvert-Lewin and Harry Kane, scored the same amount of goals (one) as Kane and Bamford and has one assist along with Kane over his competitors. He’s had eight shots, only Bamford has had more with 13, and while he falls down a little when it comes to shots on target, he makes up for with his touches in the oppositions box. He’s had 20 which puts him right up there (between Gameweeks eight to 10), beating Kane, Bamford and Wilson. Which means, should he get some minutes in Gameweek 11, he’ll be right amongst the thick of things, hopefully making it more likely for a return or two.

If you didn’t have the room for Jesus up front you could consider Riyad Mahrez (3.2%) as another way into the Manchester City side for gameweek 11. In the past three Gameweeks he’s had six shots in the box and four on target. With an xG of 1.17 and off the back of a hat-trick, he’s an exciting prospect, but arguably a much risker one than Jesus based on his inconsistent game-time.

Of course these City differential comes with a massive warning flag, as touched upon, Pep loves to troll us FPL managers. There is no guarantees for minutes played apart from De Bruyne and Ederson in that Manchester City line-up. However, for the shot-term risk takers amongst us, this could be a fruitful punt. My advice is to wait and see what happens mid-week and then check-out the predicated line-ups here on the Fantasy Football Scout website before making your transfer nearer to the deadline.

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What’s happening in The Scout Network?

Ted Talks FPL

Last week Ted made his first appearance on The Scoutcast. It was great to welcome Ted in to the Scoutcast family! Joe, FPL Surgery’s Josh Paxman and Ted discussed ‘Form vs Fixtures’, all things Man City, Diogo Jota and their own teams ahead of Gameweek 10. On top of producing content for his own channels, Ted has continued to create videos for some of the FFScout Scout Notes summary this weekend. This week he produced videos for Man City vs Burnley and Chelsea vs Spurs.

FPL Nymfria

Nymfria’s Gameweek 10 video hit her channels highest typical views this week which was an excellent achievement as she looks to improve and grow her weekly content. The FPL Wildcats had a rare week with the original crew, full of Q&A’s and plenty of laugh, and I was joined by Scout Acadamy member FPL Focus as we chose the FPL Dream Team ahead of Gameweek 11.

El Statto

El Statto’s website jumpersforgoalposts.info passed 50,000 article reads this week since it launched in September – which is a remarkable achievement. He also updated his ABC Transfer guide using hauls and returns as measures and applying the last six Gameweeks data to highlight players you should be targeting with your transfers. Bendarnek was one highlighted who obviously returned with a goal against Man Utd this gameweek!

FF Titan

This week, over and above their regular pieces, FF Titan have had one of their regular contributors share how FPL has improved his mental health. A very important topic in the mist of a global pandemic. The FF Titans have also considered chip strategies for the 2020/21 season.

FPL Family

Last week Sam appeared on the Official FPL Podcast, this week Lee will be joining James Richardson to share his thoughts on Gameweek 11. Lee and Sam will also both be appearing on this weeks FPL Show.

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751 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Is Dier an option spurs looking pretty solid

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yes, but i prefer Reguilon

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wouldn’t touch him personally

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Not when James is the same price.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Didn't you buy him last week (And convince me too as well) :p

        1. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          No not me

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Sorry I meant flair

        2. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Wish I did

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Dier? When did I do that?

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Whoops sorry I read that as Dias. Sorry! And for the record, I'm happy with the purchase.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 22 days ago

              All good mate. With Laporte being benched 3x in a row I'm even more satisfied with Dias.

              Can't wait for him to be benched this weekend 😆

            2. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Spurs mentioned as well. Back to school for me.

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yeah my bad

      2. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cheers all I have Chilwell getting in mendy for Martinez and don't really want to triple up in defence

  2. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Both KDB and Sterling in my team.

    I know sterling is a rotation risk but I'm really tempted to cap him. Arguably a higher ceiling and he's a massive differential. Am I mad?

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yes. And I am as mad as you are.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I know Sterling is the "goalscorer" but KDB is still more likely to get returns IMO, especially considering how poor Sterling's form is.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yes you're probably right.

    3. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I need to choose who to bring from them both. Last 3 seasons Sterling is 17+ goal player, and until now he only got 2. Surely statistically he had to start scoring. I really tempt by him.

    4. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Doesn't make sense.
      KDB is 100% starting this GW.
      Mahrez & Jesus too. So there are Sterling/Torres/Foden for the LW spot, he can easily be rotated again.

      1. tim
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Tempted to go with KDB & Sterling too.

        Bruno Jota Sterling KDB Bissouma
        Vardy Watkins Bamford

    5. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Have only Sterling and cant get Kdb instead even for hit, thinking to sell him for Mahrez and upgrade Mitched to City defender? Bad idea?

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Not the worst idea honestly. Mahrez looks pretty good for a start but of course you never know with pep. Be careful with the defenders though. There could be rotation. Walker probably most assured of a start

  3. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Is there a consensus whether it is worth keeping Martinez ?

    Been thinking about getting McCarthy.

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I have a feeling when I go back to Mccarthy he will go back to his gw1 and 2 form.

      But yeah, their def vorm seems improved so why not.

    2. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Keeping

  4. JVALDEZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Play free hit or field 9 players this week (two of which are Ayling and Bissouma)?

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Take some hits to reach 11. free hit is too valuable to use in a non blank / double GW

  5. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Already made 2 transfers (-4) this week. Got Grealish and Martinez.... what to do ?? (got soucek, coufal, mitchell bench)

  6. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Having a distater of a season, sterling has brought most of the downfall and also holding Jimi for too long. Now with these blanks and my city assets all looking like bench fodder I'm thinking of taking big hits to finally sort it all out.what would you do?

    1ft 1.1m itb...WC played a while ago.

    Martinez** (steer)
    Lamptey*, cancelo*, James, Robertson, Mitchell**
    Sterling*, grealish**, son, ziyech, bissouma
    Kane, dcl, bamford

    * Likely won't play ot at risk
    **Won't play

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Why is Lamptey at risk? Surely he plays.

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Likely yes but it's still an assumption.

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Lamptey plays

    2. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      And your team is not that bad for this gw.

      Ft on cancelo and play 4 3 3

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I don't think sterling plays, and I feel like I'm going to be missing out. I've absorbed about 3-4 weeks of 1 to 3 pointers from him. He has to go for a better asset

        1. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          He is a risk thats for sure. But if he starts I would be fuming if I transferred him out for a hit.

          But you can still downgrade Cancelo and swap Sterling for KDB.

  7. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Was looking for Dallas as Leeds def from gw12 onwards.

    But is Alioski a better choice? Or not a certain starter perhaps...

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Still Ayling for me. Alioski not an option for me as he may be rotated

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Look both good. But the OOP from Dallas, Alioski seems too good to ignore.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Ayling still has an average position further forward than Dallas, even when Dallas is playing mid.

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Dallas the best

  8. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Play one
    A. Coufal (MUN)
    B. Bissouma (SOU)

    1. huhhh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      coufal

    2. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Also A for me

    3. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      same choice, leaning coufal

  9. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    grealish to jota or mahrez

    have kdb
    no liv assets

    but thinking mahrez vs fulham is so tempting.

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      This week Mahrez looks better, but Jota also has Fulham next week

      1. huhhh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        so perhaps i shall try mahrez and if thinngs dont work out, the next one shall take jota

  10. MartialMatas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Save this week?
    Any chance Peacock-Farrell plays?

    Peacock-Farrell
    Chilwell Cancelo KWP Lamptey
    KDB Salah Jota
    Kane Bamford DCL

    Martinez Soucek NWilliams Grealish

    1FT £0m itb

  11. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Not a lot of chances for Dias starting on the weekend. I know he seems nailed but with Laporte Stones and Ake waiting, I believe 2 of them will get the nod.

  12. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    1FT and 1.2 ITB.
    Grealish PP 7.0 so will just bench him. Not interested on taking two playing GKs. Saving FT would be reasonable but would really want to get Bruno.

    A) Ziyech + Son -> Jota + Bruno (-4)
    B) Other
    C) Save

    PVA, Chilwell, Lamptey, Dallas
    Salah, KDB, Son, Ziyech
    DCL, Bamford

    4.0, Coufal, Brewster, Martinez*, Grealish*

    1. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I would save - Ziyech and Son both have good fixtures this week

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah you are correct.

  13. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Best way to deal with Martinez's blank GW?

    (a) Martinez --> Mendy

    (b) 4m --> Johnstone

    1. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Depends if you wanna rotate GKs. I would go with B if you want to something

  14. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Captain Bruno or KDB?

    1. huhhh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      KDB

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      KDB

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      KDB

  15. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Rashford to Mahrez (c)?

  16. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Any views on exact cash for cancelo and burke to dallas and jota - 4 ? Would give me 10 outfield starters this week.

    Thanks

    (Martinez)
    Chilwell james cancelo lamptey (Mitchell)
    Kdb Bruno ziyech (burke grealish)
    Vardy dcl (watkins)

    1. huhhh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      i actually think those are nice moves

    2. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wouldn’t do it if a hit is required.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks... both are players who are useful long term. And im removing 2 duds....

  17. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    lamptey dallas kwp chilwell creswell

    choose 3 to start?

    1. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Lamptey Chilwell Creswell

  18. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Benching headaches useful this week.
    Do I extend my benching headaches by bringin in McCarthy for Steer? To field 11 players.

    Martinez*
    Chilwell Cresswell Zouma
    Salah(C) Son Ziyech Jota
    Vardy DCL Bamford

    (Steer* Justin Ayling Grealish*) 1FT 0.6ITB

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'm thinking the same, and we have similar teams... not worried by no KDB this week?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        100% worried mate! But I like my team.

        1. David Brains - OH NO!
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I'm considering Grealish to Mahrez (c) which is bold... but allows for an easy switch back later

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I would consider the same if I could do it with one move. But don't have enough money for it.

    2. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I contemplated swapping out Martinez myself but have decided to roll without a goalie this week. Unless you were planning on getting rid of him in the short term anyway, he now has 2 DGW to look forward to.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Martinez I'm keeping. Steer would be the one to move on.

  19. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I Got Mahrez and i have KDB too So Who Should be (C) v.s Fulham.

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'd be tempted by Mahrez tbh

    2. huhhh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      KDB for safe
      mahrez for risk

    3. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Kdb safer I guess. Owning Mahrez will be diff enough.

    4. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Whats the rest of your midfield?

      I'd go with KDB for reasons above

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Burno - Mahrez - KDB - Bissouma & Bench Grealish

        1. David Brains - OH NO!
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          No son... and plans for salah presumably?

          Safe option to captain KDB but don't be surprised if Bruno or Mahrez outscore!

    5. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Cheers Guys

  20. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Lamptey best defender up to 4.8?

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Dallas is popular... Good fixtures after Chelsea and attacking potential

      Southampton defenders if you haven't got any....

      Or squeeze another 0.3 from somewhere and go James?

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cheers! Some nice games coming up. It's for a hit to field 11 this week though so not sure I'm backing Leeds

  21. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Is the treshold for a suspension 4 yellow cards?

    And till which gw...?

  22. David Brains - OH NO!
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    The article got me thinking...

    Grealish + Vardy --> KDB (c) + Tammy

    ...or likely to backfire?

    Like many, I've got a 5 midfield of Jota, Salah, Son, Grealish, Bruno

    ....but no city players or obvious captain choice... thoughts?

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I wouldnt want to lose Grealish and Vardy as well with 2 decent fix.

      Maybe just Grealish to Mahrez if possible some how if you like cover for city.

      1. David Brains - OH NO!
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I've got money in the bank for that move... just no KDB the concern

  23. DAVESAVES
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Cancelo to

    A. Laporte
    B. Dias
    C. Keep

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      ...probably need to keep and accept that all city players at risk of rotation. Get a solid cheap back up player.

      1. DAVESAVES
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah got Dallas as backup, happy with him.

    2. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Keep. Dias is maybe slightly less a rotation risk but also less attacking potential when he plays. Cancelo should play the majority.

    3. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      defo keep this week (same boat), if doesnt start again then an easy decision to ship next week.

      You could easily swap last weeks blank for this weeks

      if doesn't start then you likely get auto-sub and not 5 min cameo

  24. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Reckon they’ll play the Newcastle/Villa game as soon as possible seeing as neither team is in Europe? Planning on coming off Vardy to free up funds in GW12/13, Wilson suddenly becomes very appealing if he’s got a double gameweek coming up.

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I’m still hoping they’ll play it this gameweek.

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Is that even a possibility? Surely it won’t happen in the next 10 days as a minimum?

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          If enough players get negative tests and the training ground re-opens at the weekend then I can’t see why not.

          I could be wrong though and will be leaving my transfers as late as possible this week.

          1. tisza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Is there a minimum number of days required to announce
            a rescheduled fixture? Eg do they have to say by Friday that they'll be playing Tuesday? Or can they just decide Tuesday that they'll be playing Wednesday?

            1. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 11 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I’m not sure, the lack of fans makes a late decision more viable though.

              1. popey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                This is it exactly.

                Postponed due to training gound closed, as opposed to th whole squad testing +ve. In theory if no more +ve cases and training ground reopens Friday then it would be possible (though unlikely) to play midweek. Assume there is a desire to play this quickly as we could see more of these through season.

                No fan and police logistics makes it much easier decsion to reschedule

  25. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    actually if you already got KDB and no liv asset

    will you sell grealish for jota or double up Manc and take mahrez?

    my opponent for H2H has Jota.

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      For free? I probably would get Jota... but you'll want Salah for Fulham won't you? And may require funds

      1. huhhh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        yeah, shall see how afterwards. might sell bruno or ziyech to get funds for salah

      2. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I’m coming off the idea of Salah for Fulham, as aside from penalties Jota looks just as likely to score as many points as he is at almost half the price.

  26. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    1FT

    A) Ziyech to Mahrez
    B)Grealish to Mahrez
    C)HOLD

    (Have KDB)

    1. huhhh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      same dilemma but most likely going B

    2. DAVESAVES
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      C.

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  27. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Sterling captain. Right call? Have Vardy, Bruno and DCL as the other options.

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Vardy

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Think I’d go with Bruno.

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Are u sure Sterling will play?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        No. But I have a feeling that he will haul if he plays. Putting the armband on him plus the fact that he is such a differential might work really well.

  28. AlternativeB
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Have Three Villa players. Going for a -4 hit since i got 0FTs. Figured I'll take Watkins out.
      For....?
      1. Bamford
      2. Abraham
      3. Adams

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        1

      2. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        long term Bamford, next 2 Adams

    • OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Choose the best
      A- Semedo > Dias for -4 (4-3-3)
      B- Play Bissouma

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I’d probably just play Semedo.

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          But v.s Liverpool and bad Fixtures Coming up

          1. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Dias might not even play though, think I’d just go with Semedo this week then reassess.

    • huhhh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      without allison, liv vs wolves not that easy afterall?

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I didn’t think it would be easy anyway.

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Caoimhín will do the business.