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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

The arguments for and against using a Wildcard in FPL Gameweek 3 1

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1,187 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Do people still like Bamford?

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

      Defo

    2. jaywills
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I really dont.
      Misses at hatful of chances.
      Just frustrating to own.
      Id rather adams

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

        Better than a striker that gets no chances.

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Weird eyebrows but I like him...

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

      Treats his mum nicely and is always very polite. So, yes.

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yes, for the amount of chances.

    6. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Planning to get him in for DCL next GW

    7. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yup ... next week’s transfer for me is likely Bamford in and DCL out.

  2. MMN
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Anything better than Wilson > Bamford? 1 FT 0m ITB.

    Terrible fixture but can't see any other good option within 6.5m. Desperately want to keep Wilson for his next 3 but with the next game also in doubt and no other visible options ...

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Zouma, Cancelo, Bellerin
    Son, KDB, Zaha
    Vardy, DCL, Wilson*
    Forster, Graelish*, Kilman, Riedewald

    1. Rbyrne95
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Can't decide between this or Che Adams, I'm thinking Adams for more funds and hopefully Ings wont be too long before back (optimism)

  3. Franfe98
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Please help me guys!

    Bring in KDB or Bruno?

    Thanks!

    1. jaywills
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      KDB

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

      KDB

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

      KDB out of those 2 for next set of fixtures

    4. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Both if u can wangle it

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      KDB

    6. Olson
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Bruno is the form pick, KdB is the fashion pick. Depends whether you want to bring in a player who everyone will be absolutely panicking about if he brings in 5 points or less tomorrow (KdB) or a player who you can basically forget you own and get on with dealing with the unreliable parts of your team

  4. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Rashford> Mahrez for a hit?

    Have KDB(C) but no bench.

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

      Nope

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

      No imo.

  5. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    A) DCL to Jesus(c)
    B) Save FT captain Bruno/Kane

    Jesus would make way next week for Bamford / Wilson to fund Salah.

    Chilwell Dias KWP Lamptey
    Bruno Son Jota
    Kane Werner DCL

    (Martinez Steer Grealish Taylor Biss)

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

      Save.Bruno captain.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B, Bruno

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

    Do either Mitchell or Nkounkou have a chance of starting this GW or do I need to transfer out Konsa?

  7. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Ziyech or Mahrez(-4)

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

      Mah.

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Only for this week

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

      I'd only do it if Mahrez gets the armband and/or you don't have other City attackers

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

     1ft 0.6 itb.Any ideas?

    --Martinez
    --Robbo--Chillwell--KWP--Dias
    --KDB--JRod--Bruno
    --Kane--Bam--DCL

    --Nyland--Grealish--Mitchell--Burke.

    Nyland to Johnstone the obvious move?

    Thanks guys.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I'm about to do Steer -> McCarthy (to bench Martinez).
      Why do you prefer Johnstone out of curiousity?

  9. BBC_TF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Is it worth spending -4 to replace a non playing keeper?

    Shortcut: yes i think so.

    I have Steer and Martinez. Want to keep Martinez but could upgrade Steer to McCarthy.

    Here are the potential outcomes:

    1/ Do nothing= zero pts
    2/ McCarthy CS: 6pts -4pts = 2pts
    3/ McCarthy blankc: 2pts - 4pts = -2pts

    In summary:
    -Low upside/downside trade.
    -Worst case it is a -2pts (Brighton have only scored more than 2 goals in 2 games this season).
    -Best case it is 2 pts plus save points.
    -I guess it has a bit more upside because of save points and the value of having him available in my team in the future.

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

      I like it.

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

      If you want two playing keepers going fwd, yes it's worth it.
      Other upside is freeing up a Villa slot for DGWs down the line as Camzy was pointing out earlier today

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

        Should say that if, before this GW, you were happy to keep Martinez as your one keeper then you should probably stick with it. If that's your strategy it doesn't matter which GWs he gets the points in

    3. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      This community will tell you no. There's no guarantee of a clean sheet so not for a hit. Play with 10 players.
      You seem to have made your mind up tho

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

        No guarantee of CS but your worst case is just to be 2pts worse off, isnt it?

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

          2 worse off is not as good as none worse off...plenty people be taking hits this week (me included) but if u don't have to you are golden

    4. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Worth considering it’s 0.6 less to spend elsewhere.

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

    Ok going without KDB, as Salah is my only route to him.
    Do I stick with this lot or do Grealish > Mahrez with my one FT?

    McCarthy
    Zouma - Dallas - Robbo - Dias
    Bruno - Salah - Foden
    Adams - DCL - Vardy (C)
    [Soucek - Grealish - Branthwaite]
    £1.3m; 1 FT

  11. Quan MisTaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Whats the chances of Cancelo starting?

    Or should i ship to Diaz for - 4?

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

      Absolutely not for a hit

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

      Nah. Diaz might not play.

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        How come?

  12. Goonerly
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Is this -8 too wacky?

    Robbo + Grealish + Jimmy --> Zouma + Mahrez + Jesus

    Think I'm interested, but not sure....

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

      Do it

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

        Really?! Could backfire, but man oh man does my team look sweet with them it though

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

      Not robbo but the other 2 yes

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

        Can't get both of the two without switching out Robbo..

        And with all of 'Pools defensive worries, I'm a little inclined to ditch him.

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

          Fair enough, just got to swallow the minus.
          I will be joining you for free in the coming weeks...too many cheaper similar scoring defs at Chelsea and man city for less money

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

            Looking at it objectively though, it seems mad to ditch a high-flying 'Pool defender before facing Wolves without Jimmy and then a Fulham game..
            But Liverpool has soooo many defensive injuries and Robbo's even a doubt himself.

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Looks exciting. Yes!

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

        If I wasn't tempted before, I certainly am now!

        Got most of my ML with at least 2 or more NEW/VILLA players, so I'm expecting them to make a -4, which would make my move seem less damning..

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

    Any hints about Robertson?

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

      Nope. Although looking back on Klopp's comments after the UCL game I'm hopeful that he'll be ok

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Are people really getting lured in by the Egyptian Harvey Barnes?

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

      You mean Trezeguet? Nope!

  15. MMN
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Best Wilson replacement for 6.5m?

  16. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Have mahrez but no other city

    should i do this -8?

    martinez->johnstone
    rashy->ziyech
    dcl->jesus

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

      No

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No

  17. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Is Jota nailed now then or at least for the immediate future? About to transfer him in but not fully 100% comfortable with it.

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

      Jota is not nailed.

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

      No

  18. BEEZUS
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    A) Kane, Reed --> Brewster, KdB (C) in for a -4

    B) Grealish --> Mahrez, no hit

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

      Reed/brewster would be on the bench?
      Think its worth it anyways

  19. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    What are people with Martinez and Grealish doing? Keeping both, keeping one, selling one, selling both?

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

      Keeping both I think. Would rather have 2FT next week

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

      Keeping both

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Keeping both. Can't see any player on whom I would like to use FT. Neither would their downgrade generate any cash.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        You wouldn't like to go Grealish > Jota?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Will do James to Jota next week.

          If I didn't had James, then yeah, Grealish to Jota would be my move.

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Keeping both, improving bench.

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

      Keeping both and playing 10 outfield, got decent bench, and I want to roll FT, with COVID and possible bad weather on the way.

  20. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Need a good midfielder punt for this weekend who aren't a top 6 team (from last year) any suggestions?

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

      Ward prowse

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Maybe Pereira of West Brom

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

      Neto

    4. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Darn all of those are taken in my draft. Anymore for anymore?

  21. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Think I’m sticking despite no GK or playing subs to ensure 2FT to bring in Salah and make other changes next week. G2G or need to make a move?

    1FT 0.5itb
    (Martinez)
    Robbo, Chilwell, KWP, Cresswell
    KDB (C), Bruno, Ziyech
    Vardy, DCL, Bamford
    (Forster) (Grealish, Stephens, Branthwaite)

    GL all!

    1. Chris_H
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      i'm sticking, how likely is it we can predict a CS for a keeper? The odds are slim, so a transfer is more precious to me than 2/3 points

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

        Agree mate. Thanks

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Good to go imo. Good luck!

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

        Cheers mate. GL to you too!

  22. Artemon
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    FAO Those with the double Villa keeper setup - Martinez & Steer. What’s the consensus on what to do. Is it a waste of a free transfer / cash to upgrade Steer to a 4.5m keeper ?

    Yes or No?

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

      Playing with 10 personally

  23. BBC_TF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I am going into this GW without KDB or Mahrez which scares me to death.

    Martinez - Steer
    Chilwell - Reguilon - Dallas - Coufal - (Mitch)
    Bruno - Son - Jota - Grealish - (Alzate)
    Vardy - Kane - DCL

    Option 1: Son -> Mahrez (FT) + Vardy captain
    Option 2: Son/DCL -> KDB/Bamford (-4) + KDB Captain
    Option 3: Son/Reguilon -> KDB/KWP (-4) + KDB Captain
    Option 4: no man city and i spend my FT on my keeper + vardy captain

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

      2

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

      Dont get rid of Son, he will outscore Mahrez as he is up against Arsenal.............Whipping boys

  24. Ginola
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Have Martinez, Grealish and Watkins and decided to hold them. Worth bringing in Bissouma for Stephens to be able to field 10 players? Have Kilman as well who probably will not play.

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

      *1FT

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

      Not worth it for guaranteed 2 points

  25. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    A) Hamez to Mahrez
    B) Hamez, Vardy to KDB, Bamford

    Tempted by A and capt Mahrez. Can then shift him to Jota next week

  26. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Currently have no playing bench players..thoughts?

    Mendy
    Chill - Robbo - Dallas
    KDB (C) - Son - Ziyech
    Kane - DCL - Bam

    Steer - Stephens* - Douglas* - Grealish*

    A) Save FT
    B) Upgrade bench with .6 ITB
    C) Kane/Son > Vardy/Jesus/Mahrez/etc
    D) Something else?

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      *Dias my 4th defender, sorry.

  27. built_this_city
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Grealish price fall tonight, ready to come into my team tomorrow 8)

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

      71pts and 0.6m price increase later. Good job.

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

      and if he doesn't?

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

        still be in my team, ill just be upset about it

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

          😀

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

      At least you’ve learned about early transfers.

  28. Rbyrne95
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    What we thinking with regards to Wilson and Martinez? worth a transfer? or hold?

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

      Hold.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Hold

    3. Rbyrne95
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I think i'll hold Martinez, play with 10. Just can't decide whether its better to let Wilson swap out for Biss or transfer in Adams.

  29. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How’s this use of a FT for this team

    Son > Mahrez

    Areola

    Lamptey Chilwell Keane

    Lookman Jota Son Ziyech

    Kane DCL Vardy

    Martinez Semedo Dallas Grealish

    0 ITB No WC FH available

    Any ideas would be welcomed

  30. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Do we think James Justin will retain his place with Leicester this game week?

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

      yea - its getting towards his last week though, i think he fills in for either Castagne or Ricardo but when both are back, hes out

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

      Yeh but start making plans to ship, or make sure you have back up on the bench