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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.

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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.

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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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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!

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  1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Can we expect Mendy to ever pick up bonus or is CS and the rare save points the only hope? Even in the 0-0 with 4 saves he got 0 bonus which worries me... Lloris looks a bonus magnet but sadly 5.5

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He'll keep more cleansheet than Lloris. Most keepers don't get too many baps.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        True, I guess I can possibly expect steady 6's from Mendy rather than the double-digit hauls some keepers get once in a while

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Keepers from most big teams hardly get anything except CS. That is why cheaper is usually better.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        True, usually have gone for cheaper ones as well. I guess the amount of CS Chelsea keep could make it worth it in this case though, especially when there is no standout pick like Pope from last season

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Mendy undervalued yes

    3. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I brought Mendy in. I think he's good for approx. 10 more clean sheets this season. Value set and forget at his price.

  2. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Why am I seeing people on Twitter all of a sudden thinking Dias will be rested this weekend?

    He played 90 mins in Greece last week, but was ‘nailed’ prior to Burnley, so what’s different now? Other than only playing 70 mins at the weekend and having an extra day off this week before Fulham.

    Of course he could get a rest, but I don’t see anything that suggests he will be.

    1. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Stones prob plays against easier teams. And Laporte rested yesterday. Then you don't need to play all the time on mid week and PL games...

      1. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I’d say Fulham pose more of an attacking threat than Burnley, and these are CBS we’re talking about here. We don’t tend to see side rotating there too much.

        Surely Marseille next week is the ideal game to rest him?

        1. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Might be. That's just my quess. Stones is good enough to play against Fulham. Or if he is not trusted in these games when?

        2. PURPLE-RONNIE
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I completely agree, Fulham shouldn’t be overlooked if pep has any sense he will know they'll be on a high after beating Leicester and they can’t afford drop points in the league in games like this. My guess is he’ll field Laporte and Dias and rotate Marseille

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Laporte was rested yesterday, but he was also rested this weekend, and rested the week before...

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Played 90 plus we know that Stones and Ake are back now

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Who knows, could easily be Stones and Laporte though.

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Could be Uncle Tom Cobley.
      KDB or Ederson or nobody.

    5. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      My bet is on Lescott and Kompany. They've had their rest.

    6. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Pep rotation makes no sense

    7. dicky2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Prem League is main priority now that they have won their group.

      Will start against Fulham and come off if they are winning easily again.

      Will then be rested in mid week.

      But its Pep so ignore all this

    8. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I think the Dias withdrawal vs Burnley says it all. He's top dog at the back at the moment.

  3. tommo1989
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    McCarthy
    Zouma Justin James
    KDB (c) Salah Bruno Son
    DCL Richarlison Watkins

    Button Bissouma Bellerin Kilman

    Would you do Watkins to Adams for free or hold the free transfer?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Depends on what else you have lined up. If nothing then just hold, you are in an enviable position.

    2. 2OLEgend
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Hold. Good bench cover

    3. Thia6o
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      At a loss on what to do here! Any advice?

      Ryan
      Chillwell Justin Walker Verstergaard
      Mahrez Rodriguez Son Fernandez
      DCL Vardy(C)

      Martinez-Bamford-Mitchell-Grealish

      1. tommo1989
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Any money ITB and how many free transfers?

        1. Thia6o
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          1.7 in the bank 1ft

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I'd play Bamford over Vestergaard personally

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          This

        2. Thia6o
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers for tips and good luck to you too,

    4. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mccarthy
      Chilwell, Coufal, Lamptey, Kilman, Michell
      Salah, Son, Sterling, Jota, Grealish
      Dcl, Vardy

      00itb 1 ft

      A. Sterling, Michell to Mahrez and any defender (Laporte/Mendy/Walker) - 4
      B. Sterling, Kilman to Kdb, Filips/Wiliams - 4
      C. Keep and risk with Sterling again

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        A (so long as you get the right defender) might work, but C

        1. Lignja
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yes feal bad to sell sterling with this fixture but look like he will not play agian...

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        C. I am planning to keep and captain.

        1. Lignja
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          What are chances that he play?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Who knows! But if he does play, I have a feeling he will haul.

    5. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I've got triple Villa but a strong bench. What do?

      A) Bench Martinez, Grealish and Watkins for McCarthy, Lamptey and Taylor. Continue with my planned transfer, Salah to KDB for one week only.

      B) Sell one, probably Watkins to 6.8 FWD.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I’d probably use this chance to get rid of Watkins or Martinez as I’m not sure either is optimal going forward

        Also think salah could easily match kdb this week

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I'll have a closer look at keepers but it seems like a waste to use a FT there when I have a backup. Who would you get for Watkins - Bamford?

      2. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        A for sure, DGW’s to come for Villa if the don’t play this week.

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Wouldn't be selling Watkins

    6. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Anybody else who owns kdb and vardy thinking of capping vardy?

      Stats wise he’s the best option away from home and shu have one of the worst defences as well as being on a downward trajectory

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Here's another reason...
        https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/leicester-city-star-jamie-vardy-18052964

        I'm not sure though if this is the type of game that suits Vardy

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yeah, Leicester looking to bounce back as well, it’s going to be a bit of a gamble either way I suppose

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I own both and haven't even contemplated moving the armband from KDB.

      3. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Just feel safer with KDB

    7. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      currently with no City players at all

      Is AWB > Walker a good option?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I don't think that's really needed, United have a decent shot at a CS this week and have a few decent fixtures

        1. Mr Ozil
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          They don't tend to keep any cleansheets

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yeah but in a week like this when everyone is struggling to field 11 it seems like a luxury move, I would still do it if you had no other pressing concerns, another thing is I'm not sure if it's worth giving 6.1 for Walker... but if money isn't an issue I guess go for it

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yup

    8. Dele
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Need some advice here, Martinez, Cancelo, Watkins. Who gets the chop?

      Martinez
      Cancelo, Chilwell, Lamptey
      KDB, Salah, Jota, Bruno, Son
      DCL, Watkins

      Peacock, Brewster, Ayling, Mitchell

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Penalty hero Watkins

    9. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Plus he's an Owl. Hates Sheffield United.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Who? Vardy?

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yip.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Vardy Captain?

    10. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Best move here? No playing defensive subs this week.

      A) Save FT
      B) Cancelo -> 5.5
      C) Cancelo & Sterling -> 4.7 & Salah (-4)
      D) Cancelo & Sterling -> 6.0 & Bruno (-4)

      McCarthy
      Bellerin, James, Cancelo
      KDB, Sterling, Son, Jota
      Vardy, DCL, Antonio

      Forster, Riedewald, Targett, Douglas
      Bank 0.0m, 1FT

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        A or B

    11. thepirates
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Morning everyone!

      Got 2 FT, 1,8M ITB.

      Really struggling here what to do next, any suggestions? Obvs got a non playing bench and three Villa players in starting lineup.

      Martinez
      Chillwell - Lamptey - Coufal
      Fernandes - Grealish - KDB - Son
      DCL - Watkins - Kane
      Bench: Kilman - Mitchell - Stephens

      1. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Mitchell to Dallas/Ayling covers one of the Villains and gives you a great long term option.

        Then....not sure, could sacrifice one of those Spurs attackers as part of a -4 to get a City player + another playing option.

        Like Son, Stephens -> Mahrez, Raphinha?

    12. The Hunt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Goalkeepers seem to be on track for higher scores this season. Is it because they might be getting credits for saves when someone is offside but isn't automatically flagged?

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No, they don’t count.

    13. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Martinez > McCarthy looks set to be my most boring transfer of the season. But (given I have Steer as well) I think it's actually quite handy to open up another Villa slot.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yep. I’ve just done the same. Boring but needed.

      2. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Maybe wait on Friday if that Villa game will be on midweek or if they can confirm dbl gw time. Then it might be useful to keep Martinez for dbl. Though dgw are most likely next year. That said I think it would be best to be played asap as there might be another games that needs to be postponed.

      3. suddenorgan
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thought the same about the slots but considering upgrading Steer instead

    14. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Looking for secure route into City back line (mainly this weekend)

      Laporte or Mendy (for Cancelo)

      Dislike Walker as a player.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I'd go Laporte if you have the cash, just to save a transfer down the line when Mendy twangs something

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Is there are secure route?

      3. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Well walkers started every league game except one this season.

    15. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Why are people selling Villa players when the game could easily be rescheduled for next Wednesday and still fall in GW11?

      Newc training ground could be back open at the weekend.

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I imagine most will wait to Friday to actually do anything. Those making the moves likely follow the news less closely and just see the game cancelled.

        1. The Hunt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Saturday even.

      2. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yep, I will be leaving my transfers as late as possible this week.

      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Not point worrying yet.
        "Scenes" when it goes ahead on Tuesday or Wednesday.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          They might even confirm after GW deadline. Not like we're important in the grand scheme of things.

          1. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            If they do that, it'll be added to next GW, not this one.

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Good thinking. Next GW cut off could even be Tuesday then.
              Scenes...

            2. Shatner's Bassoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Surely not. That would alienate so many casual players & I don't think they're in the business of doing that.

            3. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              If they did that then that means dgw12. And now everyone wants those players back

      4. The Hunt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        They're soooo GW4 (apart from Grealish maybe).

      5. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Keep Grealish. The rest are irrelevant

    16. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Best Defender up to 5.4 this week?
      Got Lamptey Chilwell and Dias already.

      Is James worth a go or am I better going Dallas/Ayling?
      Anyone else worth considering thats nailed over December?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Dallas is so hot right now

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          how come Dallas is the pick now over Ayling?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Ayling better stats when they both play FB, but Dallas playing in midfield of late.

            1. Shatner's Bassoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yeah it's close, and got a feeling that Ayling will post a couple of gigantic scores this season but generally Dallas looks the more likely right now.

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cresswell has a great run GW15-20 and a couple decent fixtures before that, not a good fixture this week though.
        This week maybe James

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Dallas for me. Cheaper.

    17. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      For those looking to tap in to city attack and not willing to sell likes of Bruno Salah and Son is Mahrez a viable alternative to KDB?

      - Top points scorer among all man city players(45)

      - Started 7 of last 8 gws

      - In fact Joint top for starts among man city attackers (Tied with KDB on 7)

      Ofcourse pep roulette will take place but who isnt safe from it?

      Mahrez has Great fixtures. Given his explosive potential even if he starts half of the games he could do really well for 8.3m

      FUL mu WBA sot NEW eve

      A punt for the very maverick. Thoughts??

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I just don’t trust Pep. A nailed Mahrez is an awesome pick - interesting that he’s started 7/8 GW’s didn’t know that.

        Probably worth a punt.

        But with a midfield of Jota Son Salah Bruno Grealish. Can’t fit him in..

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Sounds like a Going for Gold question (ask your dad)

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        For this week, Mahrez is a great punt, yes.

      4. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I think he'll be my move in this week... probably a lot of fellow Ziyech owners will be drawn into the move.

        Happy to take the risk at 8.3 - with Pep's comments on scoring, surely he gets the nod. Especially following the 0-0 midweek!

      5. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Good idea at least for those who are looking differentials. And as Pep said when Mendy scored that they need to play with inform players that would suggest that Mahrez will keep his spot.

        And I am looking for differentials atm. I don't even want to go to check my current rank as last 2 GW's has been so horrible...

    18. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      So I am in trouble and need some advice her. 1 FT and 0.0 itb.

      Mccarthy
      Robertson* Bellerin Chilwell
      Salah Bruno (C) Grealish* Zieych
      Vardy DCL Watkins*

      forster soucek ayling douglas

      A. Vardy, Watkins and Grealish > Jesus, Mahrez and adams -8
      B. Watkins > Adams
      C. Vardy and watkins > Jesus and bamford -4
      D. other

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        You're not in trouble imo, no need to even take a hit.

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Watkins to Adams is the only move I'd consider

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          cheers vibudh

      3. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        None of the above.

        You don’t need to take a hit

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          cheers

    19. Radzio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Would you do Foden-Jota for (-4?)

      Wanted to give Foden one last chance but now I don't have a bench to cover his and Cancelo no show if needed!

      Have exact money for this and with Jota raising most likely will do the same transfer next week anyway for -4...

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Make it so Radzio

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yes.

    20. Fernando Torres
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Southampton defender or James?

      I have Chilwell and McCarthy. This is to field 11 players.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        If you have James, never bench him

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        James

      3. Offs!de
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        James

    21. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Lamptey my only sure starting defender this week lol, Robbo yellow flagged, Cancelo back to playing cup games, Mitchell, Konsa, Forster, Martinez. Also Grealish and Burke. -8 min incoming!

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bold of you to assume Lamptey won't pick up his usual flag just before the deadline...

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I'm hoping Mitchell might feature given how Palace have performed in the last 2 games.

    22. The real slim shady
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      On WC:
      Mahrez + Abraham or Ziyech + DCL?
      DCL will become someone else next week if keeping him this week.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        First one has more "up" and Everton looking pretty flat

        1. The real slim shady
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Lets make it easier. Mahrez or Ziyech?

          1. BobB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Mahrez. I think Ziyech flatters to deceive.

            1. Shatner's Bassoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yeah I got Ziyech and therefore watched him closely during games. Not sure looping crosses straight to the goalkeeper, dribbling the ball out of play, and literally zero shots is what we're after in fpl.

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Mahrez, you'll be spewing if he does to Fulham what he did to Burnley and you missed it.

          3. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Pulisic.

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        JWP+Jesus?

    23. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I have Grealish, Watkins and Hause so hoping Villa will be rescheduled during this GW

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        #prayforgrealish

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        77,000 have sold Grealish, yet 178,000 have bought Wilson ??

    24. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I have planned for long time to do Sterling --> Salah for GW12 and Salah away at Fulham

      I am actually thinking about doing it this week. I don't feel confortable captaining Sterling at home vs FUL so I don't see if there is any point not doing the move this week and go Salah (C) vs Wol instead of Sterling (C) vs FUL

      Does it make any sense?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I had the same plan. I am keeping Sterling. If he plays he is a great differential. The initial plan was to captain him. Not too sure about that now though.

        1. rnrd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          If sterling comes in for like 20 min, I think it's fair to think it's because the game has to be won so it gives only 15 min to Sterling to return. That's my concern.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            And if he plays 90 and hauls? I am not ready to transfer him out just before Fulham. It's a chance I am willing to take.

      2. HODGE
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Mahrez in for Grealish, makes sense right?

      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Your logic is sound, which means it will be even more annoying when Raz wakes from his slumber and gets 20 points from the bench

    25. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Why are so many people losing their Villa players when they have a decent run of fixtures and two DGWs coming up?

      Surely it's better to field a makeshift team for the sake of one gameweek?

      1. RoryzonderR
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Keep your Villa players.....no big investment

    26. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Anyone knows whether Riedewald has lost his place in that Palace team or didn't start last game due to a tactical reason?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        He was playing really well before, but only Roy knows.

        1. RoryzonderR
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          No! R’wald was one of their better players

    27. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      A. Salah (C)
      B. Bruno (C)
      C. Kane (C)

      I don’t own KDB

      1. HODGE
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        B

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Salah at home probably safest bet.

      3. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        leaning towards bruno, west ham looked open against villa and brunos away record is simply incredible

      4. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Think you misread the Triple Captain chip rule 😉

        1. BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          It would be a great to have a choice of chip between triple captaining one or single captaining three

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I think it was a World Cup game or similar international tournament game where you had a captain chip that made your highest point scorer the captain that game week.

      5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        B

      6. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I'd cap Bruno of those.

      7. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        That's a really tough one

        A- Exciting option. Back to 90 min. On Pens. Wolves without their talisman and probably in a new shape
        B- Mr consistent
        C- could be the great differential. On pens against a bad arsenal side.

        When I'm in this kind of dead end regarding capitaincy, I usually ask my wife.

        and pick the other one 😀

      8. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Lean towards Bruno myself.

      9. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        They're all good! KDB for me.

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Lol

      10. RoryzonderR
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yes, B

      11. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bruno it is. 3rd week in a row 😀

    28. MMN
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Assuming Zaha is back ...

      A) Kilman > a 4.3 (is there anyone nailed with a decent fixture?)
      B) Wilson > Bamford or Adams
      C) Any other suggestions?

      1 FT 0m ITB. Thoughts appreciated!

      McCarthy
      Cancelo, Zouma, Chilwell, Bellerin
      Zaha, KDB (C), Son
      Vardy, Wilson*, DCL

      Forster, Graelish*, Kilman, Riedewald

    29. Abra Dubravka
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Martinez* (Steer*)
      Robbo, Zouma, Coufal (Taylor, Mitchell)
      KDB(c), Salah, Bruno, Jota, Grealish*
      DCL, Wilson* (Brewster)

      Anything worth a hit or just accept I’ll have no keeper and relying on Taylor and Brewster if game is not rearranged for midweek?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No need for a hit

        1. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Just go keeper-less. Hardly going to make or break your GW.

        1. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Thanks