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. dylano21
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    I Want to get Mahrez in this week and Salah next week. Son and Sterling would be my Transfers out.

    Would you Transfer out

    A) Son
    B) Sterling

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

      very tough decision maybe B out just edges it as Son is nailed at least but then Sterling has the better fixture but not in great form I think sterling out just about edges it

  2. FCRS BGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Guys
    In Draft league, who would you take?
    1) Wood
    2) Welbeck

    Thanks

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      2

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      2

    3. Whatever100
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Everton at home for Wood could be decent fixture.

      1. FCRS BGD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    James or Dallas to replace Saiss?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Dallas

    2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      from next GW Dallas but at least 1 Chelsea defender is essential

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I have Chill

  4. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Zaha -> Mahrez (c) (-4) as my bench is Mitchell, Grealish, Watkins?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I don’t mind a hit when it’s someone you want to Captain. If he’s a must to captain then yes

      1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        other captain options Vardy and Salah... I really prefer Mahrez out of those

  5. Bennyboy1907
      5 months, 3 days ago

      In need of help pls!!

      A) Zaha to jota however means no Salah next week unless a -8. (Can jota and Robbo give me enough liv cover vs Fulham?)
      Or
      B) Save FT and keep zaha hope he starts (have Coufal for cover if he doesn’t) and bring in Salah captain next week for free.

      Thanks for the kind words and assistance goodnight people.

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        B

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

        B

    • Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Subs order:

      a. Bissouma
      b. Coufal
      c. Dallas

      ?

      1. Klip Klopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        C, A, B

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

        looks fine as is

    • Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Just remembered Martinez won’t play this weekend and i’m completely stumped. Can I get some advice please ?

      Coufal / Kilman / Chilwell / Lamptey
      Jota / Son / Bruno
      DCL / Kane / Werner (c)

      Bench: Martinez, Grealish, Stephens, Douglas

      1FT and 3itb.

      A. Martinez —> ?
      B. Son to KDB
      C. Son + Kilman —> KDB + Dallas
      D. Kane + Stephens —> Bamford + Mahrez (but i’ll have a benching headache)
      E. Any other suggestions?

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        C

        1. Klip Klopp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          What should I do about Martinez?

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Nothing. He’s got good fixtures coming up and the chances of picking a keeper a keeper who will get you more than 2 or 3 points this week are slim. Ederson probably gets 6, but who else?
            I’d keep Martinez.

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I'm seriously considering Ederson. Man City have good fixtures and there's no way he's being rotated. Could be good til next wildcard if you don't mind the premium price.

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Me too. I think he’s being overlooked a bit, just not sure I want to have him until a late second wildcard

      3. Tingate
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        C

        1. Klip Klopp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          What should I do with Martinez as I don’t have a playing keeper this week?

      4. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Getting rid of Son before Arsenal? Wouldn’t wanna do that.
        D for me then

        1. Klip Klopp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks for this. What do you think I should do with Martinez as I don’t have a playing keeper

      5. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I’d say B, KDB (c)

        Surprised people are saying C over B because that means Dallas in for a hit against Chelsea. Can’t see that move breaking even

        1. Klip Klopp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          What should I do about my goalkeeping situation?

          1. AnfieldLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            It’s a tough call. I’d probably just play no GK

            If you prefer a different keeper moving forward and they have a favourable fixture this week then it’s probably worth a hit.

      6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        E. 4.0 GK > McCarthy

      7. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        tbh I think its fine to just ride out the missing gw for martinez unless u decide to make a move for free but a hit is def not worth it.

    • FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Is Cancelo to Dias too sideways? or will it more likely increase the probability of getting a city starter?

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Play Cancelo and hope Pep does his thing

        1. FPLMACKEM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Playing Cancelo feels so risky for me right now. If he doesn't play i have no bench.

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

            I have the same problem and im getting rid and not looking at city going for Lamptey and use the funds in midfield down the line, If I had a sub I would hold him and hope he starts but with no bench cant risk 9 starters

            1. FPLMACKEM
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Problem is i dont have a bench. I have Targett, Grealish, Watkins and Lewis. Watkins is going to Adams so i really need Cancelo to play or whoever comes in for him.

      2. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        It will probably increase you’re probability of getting a city starter from about 19% to about 62%

      3. Tingate
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Pep has all CBs to choose from so I wouldn't bank on Dias to start after playing 90 midweek but your choice.

      4. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Cancelo to Mendy

        1. FPLMACKEM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 3 days ago

          This is one i have strongly considered. I feel Mendy is almost certain to start this gw with Zinchenko starting in the CL. The only downside is i might only get the Fulham game out of him with Peps rotation.

          1. TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Not downside, best case scenario

    • Better Call Raul
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Bottomed. A hit looks inevitable but would you stretch to a -8? Taking out Cancelo and Kilman leaves me with 10 still.

      Currently have 10 players for this GW, 2 of which are Cancelo and Kilman who I'm hearing are unlikely to start.

      So potentially I have 8 playing players with only 1 FT to sort it out.

      McCarthy
      Cancelo*-Kilman*-Chilwell-Coufal
      Ziyech-Bruno-Kdb
      DCL-Vardy

      4.0 - Watkins*-Grealish*-Targett*-Riedewald*

      WTF do I do?? 1.1m itb

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

        In your position I would do Cancelo to Lamptey or Dallas or Kilman to Dallas and then sell one of grealish or watkins depending on value tied up, options would be Grealish to Mahrez and can swp back in 2 weeks or Watkins to Bamford or any other budget striker - Antonio/Welbeck/Adams etc.

    • MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Gents if you have this team
      Meslier
      James Nwilliams Chillwel
      Sterling Kdb Torres Bruno jack*
      Vardy Wellbeck Mcburnie
      0.5 itb
      would you
      Vardy >>> Jesus (-4)
      Plus Sterling >> Salah (-8)

      Thanks thoughts appreciated !!

      1. Tingate
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Out of that front three Vardy is the last one to get rid of.

        If you want Jesus I would go Sterling > Mahrez, then a hit for one of the other two to Jesus.

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Will be 4 city

    • FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Is Mahrez worth it or just a trap?

      1. Tingate
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Only Pep knows.

    • ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      A little unsure on which move to make. Can anyone help out with their views ?

      Martinez* (4.0)
      Cancelo* Chilwell Coufal (Lewis, Fodder)
      Kdb, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish*, Jota
      Vardy, DCL (brewster)

      Im going to get Lamptey in for Cancelo so I dont end up with 9 players this week.
      Looking at a hit to get Mahrez or Jesus, will be getting salah in GW 12 so which route looks best ?

      A. Dcl to Jesus (gw11) - Vardy and Ziyech to Bamford and Salah (gw12)

      B. Grealish to Mahrez (gw11) - Vardy and Mahrez to Bamford and Salah (gw12) and Grealish back in for Jota or Ziyech (gw13)

      Both moves will cost -8 over two weeks.

      1. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Gamble but A for me

      2. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Hold this week and do all 3 moves of A next week. Gotta keep DCL for Burnley

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

          Jesus vs Fulham not better than DCL vs Burnley ? but I can hold him and go for B instead

          If I hold this week I probably wouldn't end up going for Jesus till gw 13

      3. Klip Klopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Dcl will be in the running for the golden boot. I wouldn't lose him for Jesus

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

          Just got him in 2 weeks ago so no value tied up can bring him back in a few weeks

    • myteamissheeeeeeeet
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Is this crazy with 2 frees?

      Cancelo & Targett to Walker & Stones?

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Stones just leaves you with another rotation risk in your squad. Get someone nailed.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Grealish to Mahrez

      Or

      Robertson, Grealish to James, KDB (C) for -4

    • Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Any updates on villa Newcastle game?

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Postponed

    • efc444
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Unsure of what moves to make? Any ideas?

        0 ITB, 1 FT

        Martinez*
        James, Robertson, Justin
        Son, Bruno, Foden, Klich
        Vardy, Kane, Bamford

        Steer*, Saiss, Mitchell, Grealish*

        A) Saiss/Kane to Chilwell/Jesus -4
        B) Grealish/Robertson to Mahrez/Chilwell. -4
        C) Grealish/Kane to Mahrez/Jesus -4
        D) Any other ideas?

        Any advice appreciated? Cheers

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Son > Mahrez (C) -4 worth it?

        (I own Kane)

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          No way. Son is a contender for the armband this GW.

      • tim
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Already on a -4.

        Got Targett, Mitchell, KWP, Cancelo and Zouma in DEF.

        Need to take another hit or risk it to field 11?

        Cheers!

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Probably not worth it. I’d go for 10 players + 4 points.

          1. tim
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Cheers! And maybe Cancelo starts, who knows!

      • Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Keep the money you won earlier and the prizes you won from the prize board, or gamble for tonight’s special prize?

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Gamble. Came with nowt so if leaving with nowt you’ve lost nowt.

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Good man!

      • Mr. Chimes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Who would you sell to get Chilwell?

        a. Reguilon (leaves 0.6itb)
        b. Robertson (leaves 2.2itb)

        Both players are flagged, one or both could end up starting but I need Chelsea defense. What do you think?

      • Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Robbo to Reece James frees up 2.0m for me to put into a premium mid and shouldn’t leave me at too much of a loss in points terms (Reece currently ahead).

        Surely this makes sense. Building towards Salah, KDB, Bruno, Grealish.

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

          Everyone is building towards the same midfield. It's gonna be the forwards that will be the differentials.

      • Bainesill
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        On WC, anyone got any advice on this team?

        Mendy
        Chillwell Creswell Dallas
        Salah Fernandes KDB Jota Soucek
        Werner Bamford

        Steer Brewster Bryan Targett

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          How much ITB?

          1. Bainesill
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            0 ITB

        2. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I have werner and am thinking of getting rid due to rotation as pulisic is back. Go for Jesus instead imo

          1. Bainesill
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Yeah I was thinking Ings instead but Jesus is a good shout

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Dunne to Mendy for free?

        Team is:
        Martinez, Forster
        Robertson, Chilwell, Coufal, Dunne, Mitchell
        Son, Grealish, Ziyech, Jota, Bruno
        Kane, DCL, Brewster

      • Oooo Matron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        A few question marks but thinking Semedo to James this week?

        Current team:
        McCarthy
        Robertson Chillwell Semedo Lampety
        Jota Fernandes KDB (C)
        Kane DCL Bamford

        Subs: Anguissa, Grealish, Konsa

      • Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        If you had triple Villa, but not Grealish (Martinez Steer Watkins), would you take this opportunity to get rid of Martinez for a hit?

        It gives me a playing keeper this week and also makes room for Grealish in the future.

        The Steer -> 4.5m looks the ideal play but I'm worried I'd end up being 0.1m -> 0.5m short of Salah next week, in which case I'd have sacrificed Salah for a 2nd keeper

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Yes, get messilier

        2. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Hard to tell, having fans back may make the covid situation more unpredictable (i.e. more game postponements). Do you just have enough for salah now if you went for steer to 4.5?

      • Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I have Sterling but not Bruno
        Kdb in Rashford out?

        Yes or no

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Very tough on lost with sterling too but yea Kdb and caotain

      • Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Deciding between brining in a keeper or a forward this week. Comes down to who scores most this week:

        a. Bamford
        b. McCarthy and Bissouma

      • Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Would really appreciate some advice on this one!

        With the Villa game cancelled and rotation/isolation issues there's a chance I could only have 7 players playing this week.

        *Martinez
        Chilwell Lamptey Coufal *Cancelo
        KDB Bruno *Zaha *Riedewald
        DCL Vardy

        *Forster *Neco *Watkins *Grealish

        1FT

        Still want a route to Salah next week.

        Any suggestions? Hits needed to sort it out or ride it out and hope for the best?

      • Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        If u really need to sell.

        Will you sell ziyech for mahrez or grealish to mahrez?

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

          Ziyech

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

          Grealish

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        How many players need to be ill for the game to be postponed? Seems a bit arbitrary.

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          If the squad can’t train together then the game’s off. Once it starts spending through the staff then everybody is staying home.