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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.

FPL Nymfria

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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  1. Marcin the Pole
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on Antonio as an option? Tempted to take a punt on him over Watkins, loves a goal against a decent side and Leeds and Palace to come too...

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      taken off at HT not a great sign, if he gets his fitness back he's a great option.

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        That might just be him eased back in though? Its a risk I'll grant you that

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

      Not fit yet

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      If you can get hum between injuries he's great

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Thinking of getting Antonio but unsure of his fitness.

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

    Best move here? 3.8m 1FT

    A Podence -> Mahrez
    B Robbo/Podence -> KWP/KDB
    C Son -> KDB

    Martinez
    Chilwell Zouma Robbo
    Bruno Son Grealish Jota
    DCL Vardy Bamford

    Forster Podence Lamptey Mitchell

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        cheers

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Is Robbo out? Wait for more info unless it was your plan all along

  3. hewittj1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Good morning.

    Any advice on what to do here?
    1FT 5.3ITB

    Obviously I need to wait on the 3x villa players. My issue is Cancelo played yesterday so less likely to play vs fulham and Kilman has been dropped since Wolves went to a back 4 (although not sure if they will keep this or go back to a 5 vs liverpool).

    So I'm looking at something like Targett -> Lamptey and Grealish -> Salah (And then Ziyech back to Grealish in the future)

    McCarthy Forster
    Targett Zouma Cancelo Kilman Coufal
    Grealish Ziyech KDB Fernandes Jota
    DCL Brewster Watkins

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

      Transfer out either Kilman or Coufal over Targett. Targett is a problem for one week. The other two a problem medium to long term.

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

        Sorry - Cancelo not Coufal

  4. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Rate these transfers in terms of priority:

    A) Bellerin --- Dallas
    B) Cancelo --- James
    C) Get Robbo out
    D) Son --- Salah
    E) DCL --- Bamford

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      D and E next week

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  5. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Mendy | Henderson
    Mendy | Long | James | Taylor | Taylor
    Mendy | J.Rodriguez | Henderson | James | Rodrigo
    Long | J.Rodriguez | Rodrigo

    Guys, how this team is looking?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Very Mendy

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Efficient use of shirt name printing for the kitman

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rodiculous team

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I think with some work it could be Mendy'd though.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Like lose Hendy

    4. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It’s on the mend

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

      Sounds like a story I've heard.' Lucky Z and the Three Mendy Team'.

  6. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    How many points do you value the FH chip at what do you think of this FH team?

    Johnstone
    Chilwell PVA Justin
    KDB(c) Mahrez Fernandes Jota
    Jesus Werner DCL

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It can be worth a lot in a blank or DGW.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Of course but any guess on a points value - somwhere between 20-30 is where I'm thinking

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      If GW18 is BGW and GW19 a DGW I think it will definitely be needed there.

      There's no way you find a way around that transition between gameweeks without using your FH or Wildcard.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        True but might have to navigate that with FTs/hits - trying to get an idea on what value to put to the chip to work out what this team would need to outscore my non-FH team to be worth considering this option

        1. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I am seriuosly considering FH this week too. Allows for my risky Cancelo, Robertson, Kilman to be dropped and my 3 x Villa players.

          Also gives an extra week to decide on which City players to bring in. And bails me out of my early - 4 transfers :).

    3. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nice

  7. Huddersfield
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Can we postpone WBA-Palace instead?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Haha if only

  8. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which pair will bring more points on medium term? I already have Salah and KDB so perhaps don't need Bruno as a captain pick.

    A) Son (ARS, cry, liv, LEI,wol) + Ziyech (LEE, eve, wol, WHU,ars)
    B) Jota (WOL, ful, TOT, cry, WBA) + Bruno (whu, MCI, shu, LEE, lei)

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks. B would be -4 though

  9. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Martinez!
    Chilwell Dias Lamptey
    KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish!
    Vardy DCL Wilson!

    (Steer Bissouma Mitchell Kilman)
    1 FT & 1.7m

    Wilson ➡️ Bamford for free?

    Will be left 0.1m wiggle room for Vardy & Bissouma to Salah(c) & Brewster for a -4 next week.

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yup

  10. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    How we looking lads? , reckon it’s good enough to get me over Christmas with Sterling becoming Salah next gw 0.9 itb

    Mendy

    James Zouma Lamptey Dias

    Sterling Son Bruno Jota

    Vardy DCL

    Podence Bellerin Brewster

  11. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Do we think Vardy rises in price before gameweek starts?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hoping for the best, expecting the worst

  12. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I have a feeling that I'm gonna triple captain Grealish this season.

    He now has NEW as his game in hand, guaranteed 90 minutes in both games. He seems pretty safe. Also at this point, I can't possibly do any worse than my past 2 triple captains. Had Mane last year and another relative dud the year before (think it was Sterling for 8x3 points?)

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Do u think he'll get a triple gameweek or just 2 doubles?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        2 doubles. The fabled triple gameweek I don't think has ever happened. But if it were to happen, maybe this is the season...

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Fingers crossed. Otherwise im triple captaining Bruno in his double.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Just two doubles. When did the triple GW ever happen? Birmingham City in 09/10?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No idea

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

      If the game is somehow shifted into GW12 for FPL - say, the announcement comes after the GW11 deadline so FPL has to bring GW12's deadline earlier into midweek instead - I'll really be tempted to TC

      The big caveat is that Man U's game in hand is... Burnley AWAY. That's Bruno TC even if the other game is Man City

  13. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 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?

    Cheers!

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'd get rid of Cancelo + Watkins in your shoes.

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cancelo -> KWP

      GW12:
      Ziyech, Werner -> Salah, Bamford/Antonio/Wilson

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

      Cancelo to Dallas this week. Then Werner/Ziyech to Salah/Bamford next week.

  14. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who would you play this week?

    A Semedo (liv)
    B Coufal (MUN)

    Semedo to Dias worth a hit?

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Couf

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B
      no

  15. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I was planning to roll the FT before the postponement and I think I will still do that, not willing to sell either of Grealish (for price) or Martinez (for future DGWs). How does this team look for this week (other than missing a GK)?

    Martinez*
    Robbo Chilwell Lamptey KWP
    Bruno (C) Son Ziyech Torres
    (V)ardy DCL

    Forster Brewster Dallas Grealish*
    1 FT 1.8 ITB

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not bad, I guess you can hold unless you want to get Mahrez/Jesus for Son/Vardy and C one of them

  16. tom2224
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Bit screwed here by the villa v newcastle cancellation.

    Team is:

    Martinez McCarthy
    Chillwell Coufal Lamptey Cancelo Kilman
    KDB Zyiech Grealish B. Fernandes Riedewald
    Watkins DCL Vardy

    Got 0.2 itb and 2 FT (thankfully)
    What do you think my moves should be if the fixture isn't rearranged within this GW?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Why r u screwed. Do Cancelo and Watkins to James and Adams and you're good. U already have McCarthy

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

      You are in a quite good position comparing to many others. You have a playing keeper, 5 playing defender with 3 good fixtures and 2 FT. I would ditch Watkins for Adams or Bamford and play 4-3-3.

  17. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any love for Grealish > Mahrez for - 4? Not sure I massively fancy Villa vs Wolves in GW12.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Don't love it unless captaining Mahrez

  18. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Captain:

    A) Bruno
    B) Vardy
    C) DCL
    D) Sterling

    Bench:

    1) Coufal vs MUN (H)
    2) Dallas vs CHE (A)

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A
      2

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A2

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        No chance of law of averages catching up with Bruno?

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      This is going in just one direction!

  19. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Seems to be a lot of people selling Grealish. Not sure that it’s wise? One of the best value players in the game, in great form, with wolves, burnley, wba, palace next 4 fixtures. Plus potentially 2 double gameweeks down the line. Why the rush to offload?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm not doing it. Value saved on him too.

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yeah think I got him at like 7.1m

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm keeping him. Martinez and Cancelo out tho for me this week

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      100% agree....madness and yet 78,000 have already sold him !!!!

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Would imagine ppl chasing rank but seems short sighted

    5. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It's an easy way to get Jota

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        True although I do think Grealish is a better option than Jota. The inevitable Jota benchings are just around the corner

  20. Eleesium Lions
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pep Roulette
    With Man City occupying a favourable position in the Fixture schedule, defence wise. What are the suggestions for jumping onto this? in particular with their left back spot, Cancelo appears to be the better option creation wise but Mendy has returned and played last week. Cancelo played last night.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Once bitten, twice shy

  21. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) Raphinha allows me to have KDB along with Bruno long term
    B) Jota allows me to have Son along with Bruno long term

    A or B then?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  22. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Good morning, Would you do the following for JUST this GW. I will wait till after all UCL games, and I planned to do Mahrez for this GW and swap to Salah for GW12.....However....

    A, Son out for Mahrez v Fulham ( have KDB )
    B, Son out for Salah ( have Jota )
    C, Son out for someone else for one GW.
    D, Hold Son for this GW v Arsenal, then out for Salah GW12.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      D for sure

  23. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Are all PL clubs allowed to have supporters, up to 4K for Tier One, or are some COVID hot spots gonna be crowd free?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Only 2k fans in tier 2 areas - London, Liverpool clubs plus Brighton and Southampton

    2. Eleesium Lions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      If you reside in Tier 3 you can not travel into or out of the area. Teams in Tier 3 will be crowd free.

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cheers lads. Hope it all goes well and they can gradually increase crowd numbers. I see two vaccines are being released in UK next week, going to bukeberable, elderly and healthcare workers first.

      1. Eleesium Lions
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        The Tier situation regarding the North West is not related to the R Rate, so it is a minefield. This is not the forum for politics so I will stick to the facts, Here in the North West. we have a R rate lower than the vast majority of the country. We are Tier 3.

  24. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Am I good to roll transfer here as I’d love 2 freebies for gw12?
    No keeper this week but not worth making a move imo. Can start one of Soucek or Ayling for Grealish with a viable 1st sub

    Martinez
    Robbo Coufal Taylor
    Kdb Bruno Jota Soucek
    Kane DCL Bamford
    Steer Ayling Grealish Mitchell

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lovely, another Soucek playing team. You are looking good and should ARISE, Sir HMC!

  25. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Can only field 10 players this gw despite taking a hit but no other option. best option here with 0m itb.

    Martinez --- Forster
    James Chilwell Lamptey --- Mitchell Lewis
    Kdb Bruno Son Grealish -- Burke
    DCL Kane Watkins

    A: Grealish + Mitchell >> Jota + Ayling/Kwp/Taylor (-4)
    B: Grealish + Watkins >> Jota + Bamford (-4)
    C: Grealish + Burke >> Jota + Soucek (-4)
    D: Grealish + Forster >> Jota + Johnstone (-4)

    Leaning towards options A and C is it allows me to improve bench strength in future gw's as Mitchell/burke are dead options.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      C

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

      Out of these options I would go B if you think Villa’s good form is over but you’ll probably just want Grealish back next week then have to take another hit, unless of course you move Son for Grealish next week.
      Watkins to Bamford if you’re desperate to field the extra player
      Sometimes it’s worth just taking your medicine

    3. Mané Fuchs Given
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Would you then be looking at another hit to bring Grealish back in GW12, or would you be going without him? Seems costly/risky to me.

        1. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          will be going without him. will retain the useless watkins though.

          Also don't like going without grealish but literally no other option. Dont have funds itb to move either mitchell, burke, or watkins

    4. Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      McCarthy
      Bellerin, Cancelo, Robbo
      Son, KDB, Bruno, Podence, Grealish
      Werner, DCL

      Subs: steer, kwp, mitchel, davis

      This week) Bellerin - - - James

      Next week) Cancelo + Son + DCL - - - Dallas + Bamford + Salah (-4)

    5. Mané Fuchs Given
        1 month, 21 days ago

        If the Villa game doesn't go ahead in GW11 my current team looks like this:

        Forster
        Chilwell, Cancelo, Coufal, Phillips
        Salah, Ziyech, Bruno
        Vardy, Bamford, DCL

        Martinez, Riedewald, Targett, Grealish

        Main concern is Cancelo not playing, so thinking Cancelo > James this week. Still only gives me a likely 9 players seeing as Phillips is far from guaranteed. Is that enough for this week?

        Future concerns are no KDB, would probably need a hit to bring him in for Vardy in GW12.

        Only wildcarded last week and already got problems! 😀

      • Cert
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        McCarthy (Forster)

        Chilwell Coufal Neco Lamptey (Targett)

        Mane Ziyech Bruno Son (Grealish)

        DCL Jesus

        Thinking of doing Mane + Jesus + Son to Jota + KDB + Kane

        Thoughts?

      • rnrd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I couldn't wtach the game yesterday. How did Salah do?

        1. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Dangerous but missed plenty of chances

      • huhhh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        How did jota play ytd?