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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.

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!

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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.

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751 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Feels unusual to say this but it feels like Sterling has carried over his form from last season. Despite the 20-goal haul, he was poor for large periods and was off form for what felt like half of the season.
    19/20
    GW1-3: 5G in 3 Matches
    GW4-29: 6G 2A in 20 Matches
    GW30-38 (Post Lockdown): 9G 2A in 10 Matches

    Of course Sterling is a streaky player, but it does feel like he hasn't been at his best for a long time now.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Now he's got 2G 1A in 8 matches with abysmal underlying numbers for an 11.5M offensive asset.

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

      He ended the last season strong. That's not very long ago at all...

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Martial also ended last season very strongly. Is post-lockdown form really worth putting value in?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          He has a point

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

          The take away from Sterling's post lockdown form is that he performs well when there's no pressure on. He's a bottler. Now the pressure is massive and it's just getting bigger as the periode without goal involvement gets longer.

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

      He's reverted back to the 8.5m player he used to be a few seasons back.

  2. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bissouma good enough cover for 1 week or get rid of Ollie Watkins (and for whom?)

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bissouma is grand. 2 points nearly guaranteed , very slim chance of attacking returns.

    2. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Watkins produced 2 points in last two matches. But Bissoma is capable enough to produce 2 points in a single match. So I think, he can cover will

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

      I'd play Bissouma

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

      Bissouma's a third sub and just a 2 point backstop for when other players get rested and injured. I don't know how much you've got in the bank but I'm in a similar position and will be getting of Watkins for someone more capable.

  3. Ranger3
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Dont know what to do... I Have 2 free transfers.. Grealish, Watkins in my team..
    Do I lose Grealish for Jota only ?
    Or get Mahrez for Grealish, but then need to downgrade PVA to a 4.7 defender ?

    1. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      regarding PVA, it will be upgrade

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

    Alright... Pep Roulette discussion time. What is your predicted lineup for this week?

    For me:

    Ederson
    Walker Dias Stones Mendy
    Rodrigo Gundogan KdB
    Mahrez Jesus Sterling

    This is what I think they'll play. But ofc I could be totally wrong - again!

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Fully agree with this lineup. I see you've noticed Laporte's three consecutive benchings too.

    2. Firmino
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Laporte instead of Dias

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        CB is not a spot to rotate and Dias has given them a lot of stability. He also has Marseille midweek to rest. I think he'll play. I'm fairly sure of it in fact.

        1. internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          that was 7 games ago

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

      Just praying Mahrez starts. He's my one week punt before I get Salah back next week.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I think it's almost guaranteed that Mahrez will start.

    4. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ederson

      Walker Stones Laporte Mendy
      Rodrigo Gunda KDB
      Mahrez Jesus Torres

      1. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 4 days ago

          this

        • Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah this is very possible. I'm still pretty confident that Dias starts though. Torres over Sterling pains me, but it's just as likely...

          1. internal error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Dias could get rested in the CL next week TBF

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        8, 15, 23, 34, 37, 42. Bonus ball 11

        1. internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          looool

      3. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I believe he'll go wirh all the other options he has in these positions.

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

        Cant see sterling starting

      5. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I wonder why Dias and Laporte don't play together. Wasn't Laporte their rock at the back

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          They might play those two this weekend...

      6. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Any chance cancelo starts? I’m this close to ridding for a 4.5

        1. Huddersfield
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Hi

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Hi

            1. Huddersfield
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Are we getting rid of Cancelo?

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

          I'm getting rid. I think there's close to 0% chance he'll play.

      7. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I think Torres over Sterling. Otherwise agree.

    5. Quan MisTaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      GW12 onwards

      Salah + Adams
      Ziyech + Vardy

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

        Got to be S & A imo.

      2. Offs!de
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Salah, Adams

    6. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      ziyech to mahrez or jota?

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Mahrez for me

        1. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          no liv assets this week, still mahrez? i got kdb though

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

      I've got Targett and Grealish. What order would you put these on the bench? List below is the current order.

      Ayling (che) Brewster (LEI) Coufal (MUN)

      1. Offs!de
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Ayling
        Coufal
        Brew

      2. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Brewster, Coufal, Ayling

    8. TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Any change AVL and NEW will be played this gameweek?

      1. TeddiPonza
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        *chance

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

        Think there is a chance

      3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        jimcarrey.gif

        1. mad_beer ✅
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          So you aree saying I have a chance?

      4. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        What lol? What happend? Stuck with 3 AVL players..

    9. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      McCarthy Button
      Chilwell James Dias Ayling Mitchell
      Mane Bruno Grealish Jota Soucek
      Kane DCL Bamford

      1ft 0.1itb

      A) Mane to KDB
      B) Kane to Jesus
      C) Kane and Grealish to KDB and Adams/Antonio

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        A

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        A

    10. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thoughts on this Free Hit team?

      Johnstone
      Chilwell Mendy aurier
      Kdb mahrez Bruno Jota ziyech
      Vardy Abraham

      4.0 Phillips 3.9 4.4

      Aurier Ziyech Vardy can also be James Salah Antonio

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Oof brave! But looks decent

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah feel like having fun. Thanks

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

        My FH team would be this:

        Johnstone
        Williams - Cahill - Taylor (Burr, Bernardo)
        KDB (C) - Fernandes - Zaha - Mahrez (Bissouma)
        Vardy - Werner - Jesus

        Yours has better defenders, useful but I prefer to attack a FH as much as I can.

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Well well different approach

          I like Abraham this week. Werner is sensible though. Not sold on palace, despite having PVA currently lol

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 4 days ago

            In that case I'd go Werner -> Abraham and Johnstone, Cahill, Taylor -> Lloris, Reguilon and James.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Justin is also an excellent option.

              1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Nice one wish I can stretch to Reguilon

      3. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Why free hit? Your team looks fine for this week

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Feeling maverick 😛

          Would love to keep my triple villa, not liking my double Spurs attack vs arsenal and want to punt on Chelsea, Mahrez and mendy.

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

        My FH team begins with: KdB, Mahrez, Jesus, Vardy and Bruno.

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Sweet. I have all bar Jesus.

          Thoughts about Abraham punt?

      5. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Great team that , I would maybe switch Aurier to Lamptey and upgrade Phillips a little ?

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Cheers yeah that's a consideration. Only that i got Lamptey in my original team lol

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            he's due lol GL

      6. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I'd go Jesus instead of Mendy for the 3rd City slot

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yep Jesus is a great punt too cheers!

    11. hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Is it worth losing Martinez for free?

      Current team:

      Martinez*
      KWP Zouma Cresswell Dallas
      Salah KDB Son
      Bamford Vardy DCL

      Forster* Bissouma Mitchell*

      1FT 0.0 ITB. Is it worth doing Martinez to another GK? Or maybe Forster to Peacock-Farrell? Is Pope out again?

      Mcarthy the best Martinez replacement otherwise?

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I think if you have played WC already you suck it up and take the zero and keep Martinez as he is likely to have 2 x DGWs before the optimum time to play 2nd WC. 2 FTs next week could be more valuable long term.

        1. hustler7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Ok thanks, I have already used by WC unfortunately! Will do some research into DGW predictions as I have not looked at this at all yet.

    12. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Would it be madness to punt on Cancelo -> Mendy?

      1. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        To elaborate. I brought Cancelo in perfectly aware of the rotation threat so I have decent bench cover (apart from this week with the postponed game). So I would switch one rotation risk with another but Mendy has a higher ceiling when he is fit. And the fixtures for Man C just look too tasty defensively.

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          They're still rotation risks. Get a more nailed on defender

          1. teneighty
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Cheers. Time to get James I think.

            1. Puntillimon
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              They’re not getting a clean sheet this week against Leeds

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                They weren"t getting one last week either

      2. Jersey Boy
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Considering this move too. Also considering being done with it and stepping away from the Pep Roulette table (bar KDB ofc)

      3. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Think Walker would be better if you can afford him

    13. mad_beer ✅
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Martinez, Grealish, Watkins and Cancelo.

      I'm screwed this week aren't I?

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

        Only as much as the rest of us.

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

        Yes.

        I'd probably remove Watkins and Cancelo if I were you.

      3. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Any FTs? Backup GK?

        Maybe just Watkins to Adams?

      4. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Definitely

      5. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Watkins and Cancelo to Adams and James is the answer

      6. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Indeed...

    14. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      General consensus on Grealish + Wilson?
      Worth spending points to replace or just roll with it and hope both okay next GW?

      McCarthy
      Bellerin Coufal Zouma Dallas
      Bruno(vc) Salah Mahrez Soucek
      DCL Vardy(C)

      Forster Wilson Grealish Kilman

      0FT £1.0ITB

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

        You can field a solid 11. Makes no sense to get rid.

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

        Roll

      3. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks guys

    15. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Would you do bellerin>James for a hit ?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yes

      2. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I wouldn't say this is the week to take hits for starting players who faces Burnley at home in the next fixture.

      3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Nope

      4. RoryzonderR
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yes, good move

    16. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      These 'differentials' suck.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I like Alioski if he can keep his place..

      2. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Should be called rotation risks this article

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

        Yes they do. It's difficult to take any of these so called FPL online 'experts' / scout network seriously. There should be some sort of star system beside each of their profiles. One star = one top 10k finish.
        I've no interest in how many YouTube subscribers they have or how many retweets they get.
        If Lateriser or AV82 recommends a player I might listen due to their multiple high finishes.
        Otherwise no thanks.

        1. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Tbh i don't really care about their rank. But if they are suggesting players who are rotation risks and not even the best options within the team they are highlighting then yes i think that's an issue.

          e.g. Raphina is the stand out Leeds pick at the moment

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

          I'd go even further to prevent people from riding on ten year old top 10k finishes. Just go with FFS HoF.

          Top 10 = 5 star
          Top 50 = 4 star
          Top 100 = 3 star
          Top 250 = 2 star
          Top 1000 = 1 star

          1. RoysCallerAnne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            3 stars for me. Sign me up!

    17. ameenkw
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Draft question .. who wins for the remainder of the season?
      M)ane + DCL
      S)terling + vardy

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        M

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

        MD , but why for the remainder of the season

    18. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      So glad to see Zizou failing, great footballer, sure but a very unsympathetic person, never liked the guy.

    19. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Is captaincy right here ?

      Martinez
      Coufal James Justin
      KDB (C) Sterling Grealish Jota Bruno
      Vardy DCL
      - Brewster Kilman Ferguson

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        yes

    20. The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Is anybody will use the free hit bonus?

      As a Grealish, Cancelo and Martinez owner with no player who makes point on the bench I’m wondering..

      1. Caravagio
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        depends what your backup is like? if you can field XI players then probably not!

        1. The Frenchie
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Nobody on the bench..

          1. Caravagio
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Not great then. I think i saw somewhere the newcastle game could be rescheduled for mon/tuesday and still be in this gameweek. Maybe hold fire for that news.

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

        No. DGW hopefully.

      3. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        No - Im going to upgrade my bench.

        Cancelo will still be the same rotational risk once the FH effect wears off.

        1. The Frenchie
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yes my initial plan was to sell it this gameweek for James

      4. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        O/

        People will disagree

      5. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I was considering it.

        Can field 10 after a -4 its not great.

        Potential for better use of free hit in future though.

    21. Caravagio
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Not seen much talk about Welbeck as a third striker.

      What are peoples thoughts on him? Wondering if he will be worth a punt now Brighton have a good run

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        There are a lot of better options for not much more

        1. Caravagio
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I've brought in Che Adams as ive finally been able to get rid of mitrovic. But i was curious about Welbeck. i could certainly use that 0.4 million elsewhere lol.
          Why not keen?

          1. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Brighton strikers are prone to rotation even when they seem nailed.

            Adams is the better option and Bamford is 100% worth stretching 0.6 to.

            1. Caravagio
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Fair enough. I don't actually watch the games just follow stats, which looked decent.

              I couldn't afford Bamford, i had 5.9 to use to get rid of Mitro lol. Also as someone from Leeds I just really struggle to back them as I keep thinking the good results are going to fizzle out 😀

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

        In other seasons he may have stood out more by now but there are so many great options for around 6 million for strikers that are much better than him

        1. Caravagio
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah makes sense. I was curious to see how the eye test faired for him as I dont actually watch the games!

    22. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Who should I remove from my draft side for a punt on Mendy?
      A) Castagne
      B) Cresswell
      C) PVA

      1. The Frenchie
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        C

    23. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      2FT's 0.2 itb

      Martinez*
      kilman, Coufal, Chilwell, Cancelo*, KWP
      Ziyech, KdB, Grealish*, Bruno, Soucek
      DCL, Watkins*, Vardy

      Yeah.. A lot of moves but what to do? Watkins and Martinez out?

    24. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Martinez to McCarthy with FT? Or save and go without a keeper?

      1. Caravagio
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        If you have no other fires to put out then yeah.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks

    25. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      So Sterling, Foden and Cancelo played full 90 last night so I am guessing that means they are dust for the weekend!

      Both will be benched this weekend, I think Sterling gets in so even less likely Foden does.

      Not ideal.... have both of them and grealish

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Ah... I defo think Foden and Cancelo won't start. Sterling is a straight 50/50 imo. Him or Torres.

      2. Caravagio
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Hows your bench?

        1. McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          terrible no players

          1. Caravagio
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            same :/ and no money to upgrade my 4.0 defender fodder lol

    26. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ings or DCL chaps. Who's better to own from when Ings starts playing again

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Ings

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Thank you good sir

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I have somehow found a way to have the front 7 of
          Salah KDB Bruno Son Grealish
          Ings Bamford
          And i am super stoked
          I even get to have Chilwell and ReeceJames.
          But i will have no bench whatsoever!

    27. Thia6o
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      What would you do here?
      0.7 ITB
      1 FT
      Ryan
      Chillwell Justin Walker
      Mahrez Rodriguez Son Fernandez
      DCL Vardy(C) Bamford

      Martinez-Verstergaard-Mitchell-Grealish

      1. Pitch Perfect
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Rodriguez the only weak link. Perhaps him to Jota or Ward-Prowse?

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I wouldn't sell him this week. New system suits him and Burnley are not good. I actually think he's a sleeper.

          Personally I would save the FT here.

          1. Thia6o
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Cheers for the advise.

    28. tc93
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Kane + Wilson + Stephen’s —> Davis + Bamford + KDB (c) (and play a 3-5-2) worth -8? Imo sets the team up well for the coming weeks.

      Next week can downgrade Ziyech or DCL to free up some funds to upgrade defence/bench

      Rest of team:
      Martinez
      Chillwell / KWP / Dias
      Salah / Fernandes / Ziyech / Grealish
      Kane* / DCL / Wilson*

      Button, Kilman, Michell, Stephens*.

    29. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Anyone lucky enough to have the full set of:

      Steer
      Martinez
      Cancelo
      Grealish
      Sterling
      Watkins
      Wilson

      😮

      (I’ve got 4 of them)

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        You can't have the full set because there are 4 Villa players.

        I have Martinez, Davis, Grealish, Sterling and Cancelo. RIP me.

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Only Grealish, thankfully

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

        they're will be someone with 6 of them, obv can't have them all with 4 villa. I only have 2 thankfully.

    30. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Any idea what to do with 2FT here :

      Martinez Peacock
      Cancelo Chilwell Justin Kilman Vestergaard
      KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish Jota
      Werner Watkins Brewster

      2FT / 1.8ITB

      Should I try to get Salah in now?

      Thank you!