Frisking the Fixtures

How much rest will Premier League teams get over Christmas this season?

Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City have the most gruelling festive fixture schedule in the Premier League this season.

That’s because the three clubs are set for a higher frequency of shorter rest times between matches compared to the rest of the division.

Now the Premier League has revealed the December television schedule, we can analyse the gaps between each Gameweek in more detail.

That includes measuring the distance between each team’s fixtures, so we can assess who will be the most and least likely to rotate during the Christmas rush.

Site regular and moderator Legomané has put together the FPL Matrix to visualise this information and help with our winter planning, which you can see below.

In order to assess the FPL implications of these fixtures, we have created three festive categories in which to place the teams.

  • The Ebenezer Scrooge category: Teams with the shortest rest periods and those working the most over Christmas. Bah humbug.
  • The John McClane category: Teams with medium rest periods. Things are quite balanced here. Yes, their situation is not ideal but, deep down, they put on a brave face and enjoy the relentless destruction for what it is.
  • The Buddy the Elf category: Teams with the longest rest periods, those who treat every day like it’s Christmas and stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.

Accordingly, this article starts with assets to be wary of in terms of rotation, before finishing with the more reliable starters.

THE SCROOGES

Arsenal

Arsenal: RAP | tot | dun | BUR | SOU | eve | MCI | CHE | bha

No team will suffer a harder test than Arsenal during the Christmas period as they face no fewer than nine fixtures between December 1 and December 29.

It is the Thursday nights that will haunt the Gunners like the Marley brothers, as it means they face rest periods of just two days on SIX occasions.

Every team will have tough turnarounds between Gameweeks 12 and 14 but Mikel Arteta’s men don’t get much time to prepare for the Christmas Past or Christmas Yet to Come either side of that run.

There are just two days between a trip to Dundalk on December and a hosting Burnley the following Sunday.

And just two days after travelling to Everton on December 19, Arsenal host Manchester City in the EFL Cup quarter-final.

Thankfully, Arteta’s men are playing so poorly at both ends of the pitch that whatever rotation comes their way, it should not affect our Fantasy teams too much.

Tottenham Hotspur

The FPL impact of Reguilón's benching on Kane and Son

Spurs: las | ARS | ANT | cry | liv | LEI | stk | wol | FUL

While our love is gone for the Gunners, Fantasy managers still hold a torch for Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m).

They have been dealt a similar deal to Arsenal, and we can expect Spurs to be working harder than a young Ebenezer Scrooge during Fozziwig’s rubber chicken factory Christmas party.

Their festive schedule is also chained up with Thursday-night commitments, making for five different occasions where Jose Mourinho will have just two days to prepare for the next game.

While Kane and Son are usually relatively rotation proof for the Premier League matches, assets such as Sergio Reguilón (£5.6m) and Gareth Bale (£9.5m) might be the main assets at risk.

But the Premier League games Spurs must play are challenging indeed, sitting third-bottom on the Season Ticker between Gameweeks 11 and 15.

Manchester United

Man United: PSG | whu | lpz | MCI | shu | LEE | eve | lei | WOL

The beginning and end of Manchester United’s Christmas journey looks the most difficult, as they face two-day rests between facing PSG, West Ham and Leipzig.

Then between Gameweek 13 and 16, it’s another gruelling run of two-day gaps between Sheffield United, Leeds, Everton, Leicester and Wolves.

In total, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men face six two-day gaps during this period which could seriously test Bruno Fernandes‘ (£10.9m) run of starts.

The presence of Donny van de Beek (£6.7m) may become more important during this run, while Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) and Anthony Martial (£8.7m) are sure to split centre-forward duties too.

With a few stand-in options on the flanks, Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) may even find himself deployed up-front in order to rest Cavani and Martial.

Manchester City

Man City: por | FUL | MAR | mun | WBA | sou | ars | NEW | eve

Pep Guardiola is unlikely to have much sympathy for Fantasy managers trying to guess his Christmas team selections. 

‘Are there no poor houses?’ he’ll ask nonchalantly, upon watching the FPL community descend into decay at yet further benching for Raheem Sterling (£11.4m).

At no stage during the festive run will Manchester City get more than three days to rest ahead of a game and, while they get fewer two-day gaps than their city rivals (three), they must contend with just one day between the Gameweek 15 home clash with Newcastle and the Gameweek 16 trip to Everton.

Looking at their schedule is like staring into the formless face of the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come for owners of João Cancelo (£5.6m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m).

Considering Manchester City rotate considerably anyway, their hectic schedule is sure to place more emphasis on the Bob Cratchetts in their team, reliable starters such as Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) and Rúben Dias (£5.6m). 

After all, the Citizens are top of the Season Ticker between Gameweeks 11 and 16.

Leicester City

Leicester: zor | shu | AEK | BHA | EVE | tot | MUN | cry

Leicester are another team who follow up three two-day gaps with a one-day rest period between Gameweeks 15 and 16.

They face Manchester United (home) and Crystal Palace (away) in those matches, a run in which it would be hard to predict two starts for the veteran Jamie Vardy (£10.2m).

It is the European fixtures that put the spanner into the works for the Foxes, although considering Vardy appears to be the only one trusted with hefty ownership right now, the knock-on effect may only be on Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) owners, who have already felt the effects of Christmas rotation in Gameweek 10.

More than ever, Brendan Rodgers could do with having Tiny Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) back fit to help the cause.

Chelsea

Wasteful Werner shows promising signs for FPL owners

Chelsea: sev | LEE | KRA | eve | wol | WHU | ars | AVL

It’s the start of December that looks the most challenging for Chelsea as they face three two-day rests and one three-day turnaround between their Champions League trip to Sevilla and a Gameweek 13 trip to Wolves.

Then they get five days and four days sandwiched between Gameweeks 13, 14 and 15 thanks to their elimination from the EFL Cup – but then it’s just one day in the middle of facing Arsenal (away) and Aston Villa (home).

Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) is back in the fold now so Timo Werner‘s (£9.5m) minutes could be managed while Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) is sure to surface to provide rest for Tammy Abraham (£7.2m)

Frank Lampard certainly has the option to rotate Reece James (£5.1m) and Ben Chilwell (£6.2m) if he so chooses, while even Kurt Zouma (£5.5m) and Thiago Silva (£5.5m) have dropped in and out of the side this year. 

Considering Chelsea sit rather uninspiringly in the middle of the Season Ticker between Gameweeks 11 and 16, there might only be one more sleep until Fantasy managers start dismantling their triple-ups.

Liverpool

Liverpool: AJX | WOL | mid | ful | TOT | cry | WBA | new

Liverpool squeeze their way into football’s version of the Christmas Carol, making a Beaker-esque cameo appearance.

That’s mainly because of the sheer number of fixtures they face. Unlike many others in this category, they have a five-day wait between fixtures against Crystal Palace (away) and West Bromwich Albion (home) in Gameweeks 14 and 15 respectively and there are four days between a Tuesday meeting with Ajax and Wolves’ Gameweek 11 trip to Anfield.

However, there’s still a lot on Liverpool’s plate across the whole period, their eight fixtures only eclipsed by the north London and Manchester clubs. And, of course, the injuries continue to pile up at Anfield.

THE MCCLANES

Everton and Newcastle

Does early FPL team news really provide an advantage?

Everton: bur | CHE | lei | ARS | MUN | shu | MCI

Newcastle: avl | WBA | lee | FUL | brt | mci | LIV

Everton and Newcastle’s involvement in the EFL Cup is the reason for their rather middling schedule. The two clubs might think twice about scaling such a tall building (in this case, a cup-run) again at this rate.

They each have two two-day gaps while Everton have just one day between Sheffield United (away) and Manchester City (home). While the former looks a nice fixture, will Carlo Ancelotti want to waste his best team on that with Guardiola’s men to come? All things equal, they’d probably rather be in Philadelphia.

As for difficulty, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m) owners might want to consider using the emergency channel – provided it doesn’t sound like they’re ordering a pizza. Across Everton face Chelsea (home), Leicester (away), Arsenal (home) and Manchester City (home) between Gameweeks 12 and 16, putting them fourth-bottom of the Season Ticker for December. 

Meanwhile, the Magpies can probably enjoy a trip to the coast, get together and have a few laughs. Despite the turnaround of that Cup tie, they still face West Bromwich Albion, Leeds and Fulham between Gameweeks 12 and 14, favourable fixtures indeed.

Palace and Southampton

Crystal Palace: wba | TOT | whu | LIV | avl | LEI

Southampton: bha | SHU | ars | MCI | ful | WHU

Southampton and Crystal Palace might feel like they’ve been invited to a Christmas party by mistake this year.

Their gaps at the start and the end of the month are relatively favourable but in the middle of December resembles crawling through the vents of a terrorist-infested skyscraper.

Two days after hosting Southampton, Che Adams (£5.9m) and Alex McCarthy (£4.6m) will visit Arsenal and two days after that Manchester City visit the Etihad Stadium. 

The fact that the Saints’ goalkeeper has played a starring role in recent weeks could be exceptionally pertinent over Christmas with tough fixtures and rotation threat.

Meanwhile, Gameweeks 12 to 14 pit Crystal Palace against Spurs (home), West Ham (away) and Liverpool (home), each fixture two days from the last.

Provided Wilfried Zaha (£7.3m) is back to his best at that point, he could be the only outfield player likely to feature significantly as Roy Hodgson has options to cover central midfield, the wingers and most positions in the back-four.

Brighton and Burnley

Brighton: SOU | lei | ful | SHU | whu | ARS

Burnley: EVE | ars | avl | WOL | lee SHU

Brighton and Burnley have similar rest periods during December, each facing just one day between Gameweeks 15 and 16 while they are both afforded two five-day gaps between fixtures earlier in the month.

However, the Seagulls have a better deal when it comes to the difficulty of these fixtures, a Gameweek 12 trip to Leicester the only fly in the ointment.

They face Fulham, Sheffield United and West Ham between Gameweeks 12 and 14 and, based on his eye test and an injury to Neal Maupay (£6.3m), we could be saying “welcome to the party, pal” to Danny Welbeck (£5.5m).

Burnley have hardly inspired Fantasy ownership in a big way this season so festive meetings with Arsenal (away), Aston Villa (away) and Wolves (home) are unlikely to change that any time soon.

Fulham and Sheffield United

Fulham: mci | LIV | BHA | new | SOU | tot

Sheff Utd: LEI | sou | MUN | bha | EVE | bur

Fulham and Sheffield United were close to trading Nakatomi Plaza for the north pole with their relatively kind rest periods on offer.

However, it looks as if they’re stuck with Argyle for a chauffeur as their tough fixtures keep them in the world of Die Hard in December.

Fulham, who have an eight-day gap between Gameweeks 11 and 12 must also endure meetings with Manchester City (away) and Liverpool (home) respectively while the Blades face Leicester, Southampton, Manchester United and Everton.

THE BUDDIES

West Ham United

West Ham: MUN | lee | CRY | che | BHA | sou

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud about West Ham’s festive schedule for all to hear.

No Premier League team can offer as much rest as the Hammers this December, afforded two five-day rest periods and two four-day gaps to boot.

If Michail Antonio (£6.2m) can regain his full fitness soon, he looks as nailed-on as any asset during Christmas while defensive options such as Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m), Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) and Aaron Cresswell (£5.2m) will bring comfort to their owners based on this run.

The fixtures themselves are a little mixed, especially when going up against Manchester United (Gameweek 11) and Chelsea (Gameweek 14).

However, facing Leeds (away), Crystal Palace (home), Brighton (home) and Southampton (away) could be as fun as pelting teenage kids with snowballs in Central Park.

Leeds United

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Leeds: che | WHU | NEW | mun | BUR | wba

Leeds certainly weren’t on the naughty list this year as their Christmas looks as tasty as the world’s best cup of coffee.

Two five-day gaps, one four-day and one three-day rest period is helpful enough, before we consider how dedicated Marcelo Bielsa is to his first-team players.

While the formations and shapes often fluctuate at Leeds, their manager rarely makes changes to the personnel involved, if he can help it.

Kalvin Phillips‘ (£4.9m) return from injury has boosted the defensive potential of Illan Meslier (£4.5m), Stuart Dallas (£4.5m) and Luke Ayling (£4.5m) while Patrick Bamford‘s (£6.1m) league form surely make a benching unlikely during the festivities.

Wolves

Wolves: liv | AVL | CHE | bur | TOT | mun

Wolves have the honour of being the only Premier League team afforded THREE periods of five-day resting this year.

That certainly goes a long way to boosting the likes of Pedro Neto (£5.6m) and Max Kilman (£4.3m), provided the latter can reclaim his place.

But, son of a nutcracker, do the fixtures themselves look difficult. To say the run itself is kind to Nuno Espirito Santo’s men would be to sit on a throne of lies.

Between Gameweeks 11 and 16, Wolves sit bottom of the Season Ticker, as they face Liverpool (away), Chelsea (home), Spurs (home) and Manchester United (away).

Aston Villa

Aston Villa: NEW* | wol | BUR | wba | CRY | che

Following the postponement of Aston Villa’s Gameweek 11 meeting with Newcastle, there is a lot up in the air about their Christmas schedule.

On the surface, it looks promising, even if they were to face the Magpies at the back-end of Gameweek 11. The Villains would still be handed one five-day rest period and another lasting four days.

Although, until things are confirmed, I would feel like a cotton-headed ninny muggins by handing out too much Villa advice.

Either way, Jack Grealish (£7.7m) is an immovable object in the Villa team at the best of times so his place in our teams looks relatively locked in for Christmas.

Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) has not faced much competition for his place this season but, as the fixtures take their toll on squad fitness, Dean Smith could be tempted to use the recovering Keinan Davis (£4.3m) or Wesley (£6.0m) if they can get in time.

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom: CRY | new | mci | AVL | liv | LEE

Two five-day rest period and one four-day is a relatively sweet deal for West Bromwich Albion.

However, the task that awaits the Baggies is akin to convincing a hard-nosed New York book publisher that an elf-like man-child is his son.

The Baggies sit second-bottom on the Season Ticker during this period, as they face Manchester City and Liverpool between Gameweeks 13 and 15, as well as a derby encounter with Aston Villa in between.

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1,662 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Shardlow
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Salah, KDB, Son, Bruno, Jota, Grealish.

    Which one to leave out on a Wildcard?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Jota

      1. doher.ty
          5 months, 14 days ago

          This

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Jota

      3. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Jota is the most likely to get rotated, but I'd be tempted to leave Grealish out.

      4. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Son

      5. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Son

      6. Olson
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        How can anyone even begin to give you useful answers without a full look at the options available when each player is left out. Each affects how your team is shaped and balanced in their own way.

        No idea why people think they can answer this question

        1. Shardlow
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Sorry I will take your comments on board and try and present my questions better next time.

          No Son WC:

          McCarthy, Forster
          Dias, Chilwell, James, Neco Williams (Taylor)
          KDB, Salah, Jota, Bruno (Grealish)
          DCL, Bamford (Brewster)

          No Jota WC:

          McCarthy, Forster
          James, Taylor, Neco Williams, Coufal (Dallas)
          KDB, Salah, Son, Bruno (Grealish)
          DCL, Bamford (Brewster)

          1. Hart-ake
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 13 days ago

            Definitely the no Son WC IMO. Much better balance.

    2. JJO
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Any news on Regulion?

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Just what Mou said yday, Check the twitter updates in FFS

        1. JJO
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks man
          I thought he said something after the game

      2. JJO
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Am i the only one that has him?

        1. Mr. Chimes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 14 days ago

          I have him! I’m wondering if I should move him on with winter rotation approaching

    3. Ronnies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Best transfer;

      A) Grealish to Jota, have Salah

      B) Cancelo to Lamptey, keep Grealish

      Thanks

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        B

      2. doher.ty
          5 months, 14 days ago

          I would want to keep Grealish and I'm not sure I want to lose Cancelo before Fulham. I'd probably risk keeping him this week and then have a bench player come in if he doesn't play.

        • Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          B

        • The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 14 days ago

          B

        • Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          B

      3. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Any chance Peacock-Farrel plays again?

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Check Twitter, Pope is fit they said.

        2. The Hunt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Unfortunately for DCL owners it looks like Pope should be fit.

      4. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        GW11
        Hamez > KDB
        Kane > Welbeck or Adams

        GW12
        Son > Salah

        For free.
        Y or N?

        1. Shardlow
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Not sure Welbeck and Adams are great. Probably better with Bamford longer term if you have the funds, but not great fixture for him this weekend of course.

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            already have Bam and DCL

          2. SuperG
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Adams is awesome. Watch him play - really good and strong numbers this year. Welbeck meanwhile is utter turd.

            1. Yankee Toffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 14 days ago

              cheers

      5. Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Planning next week

        Bellerin + Son + DCL - - - Dallas + Salah + Bamford

        A) keep Bellerin and risk price changes, if they do go Adams for Bamford
        B) do Bellerin to Dallas now, and go Bamford safely

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          DCL a season keeper

          1. Nespinha
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Have to compromise to have Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Grealish and Werner.

            Either DCL or Robbo gotta go

            1. Luton_Fan
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 14 days ago

              Sell dcl imo

              1. Nespinha
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 14 days ago

                A or B on my post?

                1. Luton_Fan
                  • 11 Years
                  5 months, 14 days ago

                  B imo

                  1. Nespinha
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 14 days ago

                    Thanks Luton!

            2. Yankee Toffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 14 days ago

              Surely there are other ways. And DCL more valuable than Werner imho.

      6. AF90
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Martinez
        Chilwell, PVA, Lamptey, Dallas
        KDB, Bruno, Son
        Vardy, DCL, Bamford

        Forster, Grealish, Poveda, Mitchell

        Which plan is best!?

        A) Save FT - no GK this week
        B) Martinez -> McCarthy (KDB -> Salah next week)
        C) Grealish -> Jota (bench Dallas, keep KDB next week)

      7. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Wilson to bamford -4, or just play Brewster?

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Brewster. Wilson is decent.

          1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Cheers

      8. wilson007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Martinez*
        Robbo Cancelo Chilwell
        Grealish* KDB Bruno Son Ziyech
        DCL Watkins*

        Forster Brewster Lewis* Bernardo

        2FT 0.0ITB

        In a spot of bother...

        Any thoughts?

        Thanks all

        1. Bojam
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Don't worry about a playing keeper this week. Only ship Martinez if you already planned to; not worth it otherwise. I'm keeping Grealish and Watkins because Villa's fixtures look good for a few more weeks and both have the potential to haul.

          Maybe swap Ziyech to Jota and use some of the funds to upgrade Bernardo to a playing defender? You'll have to play Brewster but that's not the end of the world. Otherwise, maybe use the Ziyech to Jota funds to upgrade Brewster to Adams or Bamford if you can afford that?

      9. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        A) Bowen -> Mahrez
        B) Son -> KDB

        Either for free and as my only City attacker. Had always planned on B, but losing Son isn't great.

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

          B

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Cheers

        2. Quan MisTaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          b

      10. The Hunt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        If the EPL was concluded right now for whatever reason, what would Jota be priced up at next season? 8.5m? 9.0m?

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

          If nailed id say 9.5m

          1. The Hunt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            That high you reckon? I'm asking because a comment I read earlier on got me thinking. Basically it said that if you haven't got Jota you're not playing the game. I suppose that's 100% correct if you're handicapping yourself to the tune of around 2.0m/2.5m by not having him in your team.

        2. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Firmino 7.5 Jota 8

          1. SuperG
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Zero chance I’d buy firm for anything over 6m. From an fpl perspective it’s hard to think of a more overpriced player.

      11. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Any ideas here gents?

        Martinez
        Chilwell Lamptey Semedo
        KDB Grealish Son Bruno
        Vardy DCL Bamford

        4m - Coufal Mitchell Reed

        1FT 1.1m ITB

      12. PP6
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        STerling and Grealish -> KDB and Jota -4?

      13. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Keep Kane or Vardy, based on this week only?

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Kane

        2. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          I really wouldn't want to lose either this week

        3. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Vardy

      14. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        What to do?

        A. Sterling to mahrez ?
        B. Keep sterling and pray he starts

        Will be doing a or b to mane or salah in gw12

        Any advice much appreciate

        1. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Keep & save transfer

          1. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            + slap the armband on him

            1. Luton_Fan
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 14 days ago

              Think he starts then? he played 90 on Tuesday

        2. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          b

      15. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        What do you think to this plan?

        GW11: Robbo, Stephens > Dallas, Jota (-4)
        GW12: Vardy, Ziyech > Wilson, Salah

        Would mean I have this team for GW12:

        Martinez, Forster
        Chilwell, Dallas, KWP, Cresswell, Branthwaite
        Salah, KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Jota
        DCL, Bamford, Wilson

        Or am I best to save FT this week, play 4-3-3 and either ignore Jota and just play 2FT next week to get Salah and Wilson?

        Cheers

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Last option

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Prob sensible!

            I’m just not loving the idea of having to play Cresswell vs Utd but 2FT is pretty powerful

            1. Luton_Fan
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 14 days ago

              Indeed

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 14 days ago

                Thanks mate

      16. JustSomeGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 14 days ago

        I'm upgrading my bench and have 6.8 available but struggling to make my choice.

        Torn between Adams, Maupay & Antonio. Bamford a thought too.

        Likely only be for 4/5 weeks as I still have my WC.

        Any thoughts, advice?

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Bamford

        2. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Bamford

        3. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Has to be Bamford really. Antonio injury doubt and don't even think about Maupay. Adams could be decent.

        4. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Bam Bam

      17. Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        When is Klopp's press conference ?

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

          12-14 hours

      18. Bojam
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Evening all. This is my team for GW11:

        Martinez (Forster)
        Robbo, Chilwell, Dias, Lamptey (Coufal)
        Bruno, Son, Rodriguez, Soucek (Grealish)
        Kane, DCL (Watkins)

        2FT; 1.1m ITB

        Probably happy to go without a keeper for one week.

        Robbo and Kane both yellow flagged. Should I be overly concerned about either or do we reckon they're likely to play?

        Not keen on moving out Watkins or Grealish. Suggestions on sensible moves. Thinking longer-term - not just targeting one week.

        Cheers!

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Both nailed on to start

        2. Quan MisTaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Good team. But little cover. Tempted for kane to vardy or swapping Watkins

        3. JustSomeGuy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Not sure I'd be keeping double spurs attack, and everton's fixtures turn a little after this week, so perhaps move Kane out to free some funds up and then make a move from DCL/Rodriguez to City?

        4. Bojam
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Cheers guys! Food for thought.

      19. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Which ?

        A) cancelo barkly -4 to mahrez 4.2 def.
        B) cancelo barkly -4 to torres dias
        C) barkly cancelo martinez -8 to mahrez 9.0 (1 GK & 1 def.)

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          A

      20. Quan MisTaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Any moves i should make here or g2g?

        Worried about Cancelo and Kilman

        Martinez
        Lamptey / Cancelo / Chillwell
        Kdb / Bruno / Ziyech / Jota
        Vardy / DCL / Bamford

        Steer / Grealish / Coufal / Kilman

        0ft 0.1itb

      21. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Lewis - Newcastle Defender (4.3) A good pick?

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Solid player

          1. nkhoughton
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Yeah but not while they blank

      22. HD7
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Do Zaha TAA to Mahrez Walker -8)
        or hope the former play this GW?

      23. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        A Forster -> Meslier to field 11 next gw
        B Semedo -> Dias

        Cheers

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          B for me

      24. cutch
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Martínez* - Steer*
        Chilwell, Cresswell, Dias, Lamptey - Mitchell
        Bruno, Sterling, Jota, Anguissa - Grealish*
        Vardy, DCL - Wilson*

        1 FT, 3.9 ITB

        What about this?

        Grealish + Wilson -> KDB (captain) + Adams (-4)

        (Anguissa would go to the bench, and I would play with no GK)

        Too crazy?

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Think sterling will start this gw?

          1. cutch
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            I don't know. My original idea was just Sterling -> KDB, but then there was the postponed game...

          2. Avery
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Yep, looked alright during the week, Didn’t play last weekend so in contention this weekend

      25. nkhoughton
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Who's the best midfielder around 9m I'm priced out of Son. Thinking Mahrez atm

        1. Mr. Chimes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Depends on who else you have but Mahrez you’d think will start at least this gameweek.

          1. nkhoughton
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            My attack is Salah Ziyech *Klich* Bruno bench fodder
            Bamford Kane DCL

          2. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Yea Mahrez, but be ready to sell him after 3 weeks

      26. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Best pick to replace Pva up to 5.5?I also have Coufal,James,Targett.

      27. Mr. Chimes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 14 days ago

        I see very few teams with Salah. Anyone considering giving him the armband?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Not giving him it, but I think he is a very good pick

      28. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Just thinking about future moves, but which pair?
        A.ntonio & Raphinha
        B.amford & Bowen

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 13 days ago

          Double Bs

      29. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        What to do?? 0.8itb 2FT

        Mccarthy
        Chillwell Corfal KWP
        Son Hamez Bruno Podence
        Vardy DCL Werner
        (Nyland, Greal, Konsa, Mitchell)

        Thinking Hamez to Mahrez or Podence, Vardy to Mahrez, Cavani