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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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751 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bucket Man
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Like everyone in a bit of a mess again. Can’t seem to get going this season. Only the 1FT. Thinking give Cancelo one more week with Dallas first sub. Either:
    A) Watkins to Bamford
    B) Mitchell to 4.5 max

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Cancelo, Lamptey
    Salah, KDB, Son, Ziyech
    DCL, Brewster, Watkins
    Dallas, Mitchell, Grealish

    A bit of advice for my sisters team as well. With a WC left worth taking Grealish out for Jota wouldn’t lose much value or risky?

  2. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell cresswell lamptey dallas
    Ziyech bruno kdb
    Bam dcl vardy

    Subs: steer kwp grealish asm

    1ft and 0.9 itb

    What would you do?

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

      Save, roll FT and play 10. That's what I'm doing.

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thinking to take out ziyech.

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      nothing

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      save feels good, i think ASM is a problem for you going forward but that spot needs addressing with 2 x FT imo, Ziyech or Vardy down perhaps next week

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        The asm slot doesnt really matter tbh. I dont even need that

      2. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Wanted to take mahrez or jota

  3. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Would you expect Neco Williams to start vs Wolves? Would be extremely handy for me if he did!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Is Milner out? If so then yes

    2. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Super good chance but i see wolves scoring still

    3. dicky2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      He has too play, no one else.

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Fabinho could play RB like in monaco .. matip & phillips at CB

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes.

    5. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      But if Mitchell should start, it's a waste of transfer

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I already own Williams?

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

  4. trasbash
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    In terms of %’s how nailed on to start this weekend are:

    James
    Mahrez
    Jota

    Thanking you

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

      I'd say 90, 90, 75.

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      90%
      95%
      75%

  5. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Folks, which option should I opt for?

    A) Mahrez and Abraham
    B) F.Torres and Jesus

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

      I've gone maximum casual and bought Mahrez in the hope that we get a repeat of last weeks result.

  6. Lev Yashin
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    With Martinez out this week, I'm glad I got Steer as a backup. That's why you should always double up on keepers folks.

    Work smarter, not harder.

    1. dicky2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      You should of got Darlow.

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Check the fixtures, Darlow isn't playing this week.

        1. Robson-Canoe
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I assume that's the joke he was trying to make

          1. Lev Yashin
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Really.

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      🙂

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

      Wish I'd thought of that.

    4. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      😀

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      😆

    6. Solanke
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Steers gonna be at home twiddling his thumbs as well so what's your point exactly ?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        😆

  7. tc93
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 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

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      not sure i like hitting out kane this week ahead of the NLD

      Just do Wilson to Bamford for free imo

      1. tc93
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        How to get KDB in?

  8. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Is Jota a better pick now than the sub 7m striker bracket?

    I have Bamford which i still like given leeds chance creation but apart from Bamford, what sub 7m strikers do you feel are great picks?

    Wondering whether to restructure my team from a 343 to a 352. Midfield being Mo, KDB, Bruno, Grealish and Jota

  9. AlpoShearer
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Jota and KWP for Foden and Cancelo -4?
    1FT and 0,1ITB

    Martinez
    Cancelo-Chilwell-Lamptey
    Foden-Bruno-Son-James-Grealish
    DCL-Kane

    Steer Justin-Brewster-Michell

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      remember the villa fixture is off

      Also, dont get cancelo, got for dias as cancelo was dropped last game

      1. AlpoShearer
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yes, Cancelo is out, i think

  10. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Hands up if there is anyone with no Newcastle & villa in your team...I guess sitting there with a cheeky smile....can't be many

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      My minileague rival whos sitting at like a rank of 600. I think he's partaking in black magic.

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Just Grealish. No smile. Only 10/38 GW gone and need to work on my own team. Guaranteed some will move out Villa and Toon players and can get replacements to tear it up.

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      To be honest, I feel lucky I've only got 2 players in that game (Grealish & Martinez). Looking around my ML, there's people with up to 4 players in that game.

      And, yesterday I saw somebody mention they had 5 players from that game on the comments here.

    4. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I have two but a capable bench, could have been worse. Thankfully not Martinez though.

    5. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I have none! I was going to do hames to grealish but think after last night mahrez is the one :o)

    6. NateDogsCats
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Not none but only Martinez and I have another playing keeper (Guaita, granted I've been looking at getting rid of him for a while). I've only doubled up on teams three times this season (DCL + James, Robbo + Jota, Justin + Vardy) and haven't had more than 2 doubles at once so that helps for sure

    7. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1334078326760148993?s=20

      Seems Kelleher might replace Adrian as second choice Liverpool GK

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Nice, bizarrely he’s 4.5 on fpl though 🙁

    8. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I will have 2 FTs next week and I'm looking to use one of them replace Guaita in goal, sick of Palace conceding late and their defence as a whole seems like a mess. Fixtures coming up are terrible too.

      I currently have playing defenders from Chelsea, Leeds, Villa, West Ham, and Southampton. Are any of those teams worth a double-up with their keeper?

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I've gone Mendy this week for a Chelsea double up. I've wanted to do it for a while and Martinez blanking just gave me an excuse to do it.

        I wouldn't consider doubling any of the other options.

    9. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Would you prefer to have Salah or Sterling this week end?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I'd prefer to have Salah every weekend

      2. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Mo

      3. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Salah

        Sterling if he would be guaranteed to start though

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        How about Sterling +4 points?

        I have Sterling and afraid he'll be on the bench again. Plan was to do Sterling > Salah next week.

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I am in the same situation, I am keeping Sterling one more week

        2. Sulley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Same here. Though would keep Sterling one more week as it is Fulham. Now worries he will be benched again!

      5. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Sterling

    10. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Hello guys. What would you do here?

      Martinez
      PvA, Cancelo, Chillwell, KWP
      Bissouma, Fernandes, Ziyech, KDB
      DCL, Vardy,

      Subs --- Grealish, Watkins, Bernardo --- 1 FT, 1.1 ITB

      A) Martinez -> McCarthy/ Ryan
      B) Martinez and Watkins -> Ryan & Adams
      C) Martinez, Cancelo & Watkins -> Ryan, James and Adams (-4)

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I'm gunna do A) with McCarthy.

        If I were you I'd do B) but with McCarthy & Bamford coming in

    11. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Che Adams a decent pick coming weeks ?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yurp

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          looking at him as my watkins replacement

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I've had him for a while. He's been amazing for me so far

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              he seems to be somewhat of a creator aswell as a striker, setting up teammates for chances

      2. NULL-X-VOID
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        thinking of getting him from next GW, would be a short term pick tho

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          same here, next 3 looks good for some returns

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

        Decent value. although prefer Bamford if you don't already have him.

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Cant afford watkins>bamford straight up. Might do DCL>Bamford next week

      4. NateDogsCats
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Ings could be in the frame for this weekend and they work well together so definitely

        • RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Will his output be affected by Ings' return?

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yes it'll increase

      5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Just saw my team..Robertson flagged..what happened? Is he going to miss Sunday guys?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Maybe

        2. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          played full 90 so think its no big issue

      6. NULL-X-VOID
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Martinez > Meslier looks good? I want to prioritize fielding 11 players this GW.

        Should that take priority of PVA and Hamez, given the fixtures this week, I think giving them this GW isn't that bad of a decision.

        Thoughts??

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

          Probably not the best week to be bringing in Meslier unless you're thinking of save points.

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            the option is to forget about GK points, and switch Watkins for Adams

            1. NULL-X-VOID
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              other*

        2. Blush Response
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          PVA could go large against Albion so yeah don't sell him.

          What about replacing your sub-keeper with Meslier and retaining Martínez for the DGWs he'll end up with at some stage.

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            the other option is Watkins>Adams/Abraham

      7. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Anyone know if Kilman likely to be back in for this week or dropped??

        Really need him with 3 x Villa 🙁 and a transferalready done!

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Not looking good I'm afraid. But, he's definitely a keep for now with so many other problems this week.

          Fingers crossed time!

      8. Blush Response
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        The Premier League should insist that they need a game to fill Friday night's slot and choose Liverpool v Wolves.

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Gotta say that would be hilarious...

          The post match presser would be better than the game itself no doubts

        2. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Also move it to lunchtime KO

      9. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        So who did early transfers again before the Villa Newcastle news?

        I thought people would have learned by now after the ridiculous amount of flags we keep getting week after week.

        Points over cash every time!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Agreed, it actually cost me last week waiting but considering the pandemic I think it’s always worth waiting

      10. HD7
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Any chance TAA or Zaha play this GW?

        1. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          TAA no
          Zaha probably

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Any news about Zaha at all this week?

            1. HD7
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Yeah hope there is an update soon

              1. JabariParkersEyelid
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Someone said on page 1 he's back in training.

            2. NateDogsCats
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Should be fine, he was supposed to have finished isolating on Saturday so unless he tested positive again he should be good to go

        2. Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Saw people discussing whether or not you have to be lucky in FPL. Well, with this Covoid ish going on, you absolutely have to be lucky. Sucks for people with 3 Villa players, or even Newcastle players. Messing up all your plans. Annyoing AF

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Always a lot of luck involved in this game.

            Except when I do well of course (been a while now 🙁 ) - that’s pure skill and savvy

            1. Maddamotha
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Yes, but now it's more random. This will probably happen again with another team, so whoever don't own these players will have an advantage. Now you're being punished for picking Grealish for instance, which is a great pick.

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I feel quite fortunate owning only Grealish and Martinez.

            Not definite yet though I may do Martinez to McCarthy and play Soucek over Grealish

        3. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Got Wilson, Grealish, Kilman and a rubbish bench. Everything else looks good though. Would you either:

          A: Do nothing, roll a transfer
          B: Wilson to Bamford
          C: Something else?

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            B

          2. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Not a great week for B.

            But long term, Bamford looks a good pick playing in that Leeds side

        4. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          A) Grealish out to KDB

          B) Hames to KDB and play Bissouma for this GW

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            A

          2. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            A)

            Get the points on the board & worry about Grealish later

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Not rather take Hames out? Don't like his fixtures after this gw

              1. JabariParkersEyelid
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Depends how much money you have tied up in Grealish, if you got him early then do Hamez I reckon.

                1. Bruce Lee
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Got him a few weeks ago, but I want to keep for like a month... would be selling Hames after this week anyway

        5. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

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

          Allows a full compliment of City to attack Fulham with.

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

          1. mcsteely
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            probably prudent to save it for a bigger blank gameweek in the second half of the season, or a double

          2. NateDogsCats
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Problem with that is it sounds like you're not really happy with 3 of your players as it is and that won't go any way to fixing that. The idea of using an FH to triple up on City makes good sense in theory but it can always go wrong with how Pep rotates making it useless, plus I know they hammered Burnley but I'd still be wary of their form, they have a habit of doing that to Burnley and apart from that they haven't looked so good so I'm not convinced they'll go on to do the same to most teams (I could be very wrong, but that's just how I feel from the times I've watched them so far)

          3. fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Martinez
            Robertson Chilwell Cancelo Dallas
            Fernandes Son JamesR Foden
            DCL Vardy

            Forster Brewster Grealish Ferguson

            1 FT, 1.7 itb

            1. Robertson JamesR >> Vestergaard KDB (-4)
            2. JamesR Vardy >> KDB Adams / Bamford (-4)
            3. JamesR >> Mahrez

            Thanks 🙂

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              1

          4. Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Is dallas still playing midfield?

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

              Yes. No brainer option for me at 4.5 with those fixtures.

          5. Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Dallas kwp chilwell cresswell lamptey

            Which one to bench if playing 4 defenders

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

              Cresswell or Dallas. Flip a coin.

            2. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Lamp

            3. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Cresswell of those

          6. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            'I'm Jim White' on Talksport NUFC update this morning -

            All Newcastle players and staff now tested, in isolation, awaiting results. There's a slim possibility their West Brom game could be postponed but no better man than I'm Jim White to peddle a bad news angle.