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The emerging FPL trends concerning Calvert-Lewin, Vardy and Fernandes

Seven-time top 10k finisher Zophar delves into our Premium Members Area to assess three well-owned FPL assets and reveals his Gameweek 11 team.


As I recoil from the sight of three Aston Villa players in my team who are suddenly without a fixture in Gameweek 11, I figured I would share some observations on some trends I have noticed over the past few weeks. 

Calvert-Lewin’s decline

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1,187 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I’ll show you an emerging trend.

    1. Michelle Davin
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      haha disgusting

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Hahahaha! Best first post I have seen here in the last 4 years.

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

        :-).
        Then great.

  2. petergriff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Jota or Mahrez for the next few? Won't captain either, and will probably do the KdB>Salah>KdB hokey cokey.

    I think LIV's form and fixtures are slightly better but MCY seem to be clicking very quickly.

    1. LC1
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Same question I'm asking myself.. Jota if you have KDB.

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        This

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      MCY clicked against Burnley, unsurprisngly

      1. petergriff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        The 2 most recent CL games they looked impressive too

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

      Are you ready to deal with pep roulette? Or will you hate yourself when mahrez plays a total of 20 mins over two games?

  3. LC1
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Afternoon all.

    Very stuck with which transfers to make to this team;

    Martinez(!!)
    Chilwell James Lamptey Coufal
    Salah(c) Bruno JRod Bissouma
    Vardy DCL

    4.0 Mitchell Grealish(!) Mitro

    1 FT 1.7 ITB.

    JRod to Mahrez or Jota potentially? I don't fancy taking a hit to bring in KDB.

    Bringing in Wilson / Bamford for Mitro next week.
    Any feedback would be appreciated!

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Have you considered Bruno to KDB this week and then Vardy/Jrod out in GW13 to fund Bruno back in with 2 FTs?

      1. LC1
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Well theres a spanner.... Very good idea that I hadn't thought of until now. Thank you

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      JRod to Mahrez could be great this week but he's someone you buy with the intention to sell on quickly.
      Jota is a better medium to long term pick but leaves you with no City this week.
      A hit for KDB wouldn't be the worst move ever but could leave your team unbalanced if you kept him, Salah and Bruno.

  4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Jurgen Klopp on whether any of his players could return this weekend: "I don't know yet, we will see. Trent and Naby will do their first steps in team training today, whatever we can do with that, it depends how it looks."

    Does this mean Neco Williams is also not safe for this GW? Damn I really needed him to play

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah Neco probably benched

    2. No Totti No Party
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      you think Trent starts ?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        He's back in training so it's risky now...

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

      I wouldn't worry about it much, can't see him starting with a single training session after being out for a month. Probably a sub appearance for TAA.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Neco being subbed off just before 60 would be more annoying though 😛

    4. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      did he talk about Robertson?

  5. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Hi there, could I get anyone's thoughts on this: 0.1 & 0FT
    Mccarthy
    Justin Chilwell Reguilon Mitchell
    Salah Jota KDB Bruno
    Wilson Adams Mitrovic
    Wilson-Lascelles Grealish
    With my entire bench out due to the postponed Newcastle game would it be wise to take a hit to shift someone?
    If so, who? Thank you

  6. Hits from the Bong
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Steer to Johnstone for a hit? Frees up a slot and gives me a starter but means another transfer down the line..

    Martinez
    Chilwell Bellerin Coufal
    Salah Bruno Son Jota Grealish
    Kane DCL

    Steer Brewster Neco Kilman

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

      No

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No. Play without a keeper this week

    3. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

  7. No Totti No Party
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Who you think will start from Mendy and Cancelo ?
    And do we believe in Chelsea CS ?

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

      The obvious choice would be mendy

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Mendy. I don't see them getting a CS this weekend

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

      Mendy

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Mendy - I think Thiago Silva should be able to keep Bamford quiet and Chelsea keep another CS

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

    -4 to get kdb for

    A) Kane
    B) Vardy
    C) keep both

    One of Grealish/Zaha also making way

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Probably B, Vardy and Zaha. Who else would you bring in?

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

        Bamford or Adams

    2. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Vardy

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      C

  9. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Who scores most/least points over the next 2?

    A) KDB vs FUL mun
    B) Bruno vs whu MCI
    C) Son vs ARS cry
    D) Salah vs WOL ful

    Unpopular opinion but I actually think it could be Bruno

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      D

    2. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      *Bruno that scores least

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I predict C

      Obviously nobody knows though.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Son for least points. KdB for the most.

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

      D

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Salah.

    6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      D
      C
      B
      A

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

    Will Kane and Robertson start?

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

      Think so

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Most likely yes.

  11. Nas
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Grealish konsa and Lewis on my bench.
    Swapped Martinez for McCarthy.

    Would you take a hit to sell Kilman? And who would you buy?

    Rest of my defence is Balbuena and lamptey. Went ultra cheap in defence and not planning to buy any big hitters. Not sure anyone

  12. Joey Tribbiani
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Leicester fans around?

    • Nightf0x
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Which ? (My def. Target kilman chilwel strjik)

      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.)

    • BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Grealish->Mahrez with 1ft and then captain

      1) Mahrez
      2) Werner
      3) Kane/Son/Salah/Jota

      Mccarthy
      Chilwell Justin Coufal Dier Mitchell*
      Salah Jota Son Grealish* Soucek
      Werner Kane Adams

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Salah IMO

      2. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I would keep Grealish

    • King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Which is the better combo to have?

      A. Mendy (play every week) + Dallas (rotated based on fixtures)

      B. Meslier (rotated with Martinez) + James (play every week with cover on bench if he doesn't play)

      PS: Will not be able to bring the defender in before gw 13 or 14.

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

        B

    • Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Son > KDB or Grealish > Mahrez this GW?

      Would captain KDB in the first move, probably captain Bruno if I did the second.

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

        KDB essential

    • ExpectedToulouse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Got KDB, got Mahrez. Free hit.

      A) Vardy + City defender
      B) Jesus + no City defender

      Cheers!!

      1. Steve McCroskey
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        A

      2. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Both with no city defender. Surely possible somehow

    • unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      If you had the following team below, how would you get Salah in gw12 with 1ft and 0.2m

      Martinez
      Chilwell James Dallas -- Lamptey Lewis
      Kdb Bruno Son Jota -- Burke
      Dcl Kane Watkins

      A: Ignore Salah, captain Kane (cpl) and save FT or Watkins > Bamford
      B: Find a way to get Salah (c). Son/Kane >> Salah/Bamford (-4)

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Cancelo to Dias for a hit?
      Or hope that both Neco Williams and Riedewald start to field 10 men?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        *11

      2. b91jh
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Meaningless -4 when Pep fields a defensive line like
        Walker - Stones - Laporte - Mendy

    • b91jh
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I really have no idea what to do on that Cancelo guy.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Keep and hope he starts.

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

        If you have other fires, I'd just neep for now

        1. b91jh
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Transferring out Watkins before any potential DGW looks weird to me. Although he has been a fraud. Otherwise I would only have 9 players plus Cancelo and Martinez.

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I got rid. I don't think he'll start.

    • wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Naby Keita (hamstring) and Alexander-Arnold (calf) will return to team training later today. "Nobody else is coming back. We will see [who is available]." Had a few minor issues following the win over Ajax. "Ox looks promising, ball work but we develop that." #LFC

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Or we could have read the tweets at the top of the page 😉

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

        Thanks. Appreciate it.

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

      Which one you'd prefer as Watkins replacement:

      A) Bamford
      B) Adams

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        A

    • Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      1FT, 1.1 ITB.

      Martinez*
      Chilwell, Zouma, Justin
      KDB, Son, Fernandes, Jota
      Vardy, DCL, Bamford

      (Steer, Bissouma, Mitchell, Kilman)

      A) Justin -> Dias
      B) Son -> Mahrez
      C) Son & Justin -> Mahrez & Walker
      D) Save FT

      Next week - Vardy & Bissouma -> Salah & Brewster.

      Was all set on A, now thinking D is sensible move but drawn towards C to take full advantage of City's fixtures!

      Cheers

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        A doesnt make sense
        B could backfire badly
        C is similar

        Save

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Cheers - why not A? Justin at risk of losing place with Perreira back and Leicester defence is looking awful? Just pep rotation fears?

          B and C are gambles for sure but Mahrez looking good for starts at the moment and City starting to fire with great fixtures?

    • Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A) Hamez to Mahrez
      B) Vardy, Hamez to Bamford, KDB
      C) Werner, Podence, Hamez to Cavani, Mahrez, Jota (-4)

      1. petergriff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        B

    • FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Is it safe to say that Bednarak is now nailed for Saints and not a threat from Stephens ?

      He has played 90 minutes in all games apart from two

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah he's safe. Stephens is a worse player for sure. And it would be Vestergaard who loses out anyway.

    • Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Is Chilwell --> James a worthwhile downgrade if it enables Son & Ziyech --> Bruno & Mahrez?

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

        No

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        No. Getting rid of Chilwell is madness. But if you don't have any Chelsea defense yet, I'd go James over Zouma or Chilwell.

      3. Skogen89
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Could backfire! Wouldnt take the risk

    • Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A) Captain Bruno and have 11 players starting
      B) Bruno>KDB and captain KDB, 10 players starting

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

        Well A

        1. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          oh really?

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Is that a serious question?

        1. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Im going with A but captain choice is everything and KDB could haul!

        2. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          yes it is and I was clearly right

    • Skogen89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Is it possible that Newcastle's gw 11 match also will be postponed? I suppose the 10 day quarenteen could be an issue?!

      1. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Possible yeah - ongoing talks about it I believe

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

        Possible yes. Unlikely though.

        1. Skogen89
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          gw 12*

          Ok, i guess Martinez> johnstone is too much of a risk then. Not that i would anyway, but...

    • Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Planning next week

      Bellerin + Son + DCL - - - Dallas + Salah + Bamford (-4)

      A) Play Bellerin, if prices change no Bamford (+0.1 price - Adams, +0.2 price - Wellbeck)
      B) Bellerin to Dallas now, and go Bamford safely
      C) Forget this price game, Robbo downgrade and keep DCL

    • FatmanAndRobin
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Should I keep Sterling and Capt or flip to KDB? 1 FT

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

        Flip