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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. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Worth a -4 ?

    Son, Vardy > KDB (c), Bamford

    Thanks.

    1. dando89
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Yea

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      No

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Arsenal right flank very weak. Sheffield defense very poor. Vardy has been doing well away from home.

        KDB of of course is good, however Bamford is up against Chelsea. Leeds have taken 50 something shots in the last 2 GWs and scored 1 goal. Chelsea are not going to let them have as many opportunities as ARS/EVE, so that really hurts the chance of a conversion this week.

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

      Not this week. Both Vardy and Son are very capable of very decent returns this weekend.

    4. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      No

    5. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I wld for free. Not so sure for a hit though

    6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      No

    7. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Vardy and Son could both do well this week so no

    8. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Not this week

  2. gstegnar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Hi guys! My current lineup is:
    McCarthy, Button
    Dias, Dier, KWP, Wbster, Mitchell
    Ziyech, Bruno, Salah, Barkley, Zaha
    Kane, DCL, Webster

    I have 0,5 mil remaining and 1 FT. Barkley and Zaha are injured. What would you do?

    Trade one of them for Ward-Prowse, Mahrez, Jota?

    1. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Look out for press conferences- I hear Zaha is available

  3. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    A) Grealish out to KDB

    B) Hames to KDB *

    * Play Bissouma for this GW

    I would want to keep Grealish over Hames in the long term....

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      think you've anwered your own question, just take the 2 for Biss

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B) Straight swap for free?

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Yes

    4. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B no brainer

    5. Lord Tachanka
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Interesting with James and KDB I am leaning towards B.

      I have a similar one but it’s Ziyech Or Grealish out and Jota in.

      Long term I do want Grealish as well, I don’t hate Ziyech but feel Jota is just better. Does that one look any easier to decide to you?

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Saiss to one of these and switch to 4 at the back? If so, which one?

    A. Dallas
    B. James
    C. Lamptey

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Cresswell, Justin
    KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish**, Jota
    Kane*, DCL
    (4.0, Mitchell, Saiss, Davis**)

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      In order of pref:

      B all day, in isolation. Do you need the cash elsewhere?
      A a good option also for the good run
      C Fixtures not great, but he delivers

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Not sure I need the cash if I downgrade Kane to get Salah.

  5. Erez Avni
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Need to sell Robo or Werner to fund KDB... Findings it very hard to choose between them

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

      Both could do well. If its for a hit, might as well keep both

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Werner. Have you seen Robbo play? Drop at your own risk imo.

  6. Joey Tribbiani
      4 months, 7 days ago

      thoughts on JWP as 8th attacker during christmas

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Good.

    • n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Do we have confirmed any of the DGW teams later this year?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        MUN / MCI / AVL / BUR

      2. Poison Apple
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Nothing is confirmed.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          The four teams I mentioned will have to have their rescheduled fixtures added to another GW.

          The dates are not confirmed but the fact they will have a DGW is.

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

            Yes u r right these teams would have a DGW. But the question is any confirmed before the end of the year.

    • RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Guys which of these should I do, please help:
      1) Save FT play Soucek and no playing GK but have cash for direct kdb to salah
      2) Do Mitchell to Walker Peters and bench Soucek
      3) Do 4mnGK to Mccarthy
      Currently on 1 as if I go 2/3, only way I can get Salah vs Fulham is from Son by using funds from Vardy to Bamford.
      Basicallly the options will decide whether I go with Mcity or Spurs player

    • Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Almost there with the WC.
      Would you keep Justin or change to Lamptey/ Targett/ Webster?

      McCarthy.
      James, Chilwell, Justin. (Got @4.5m).
      Jota, Salah, KDB, Fernandes.
      Welbeck, DCL, Bamford.
      Forster, Dallas, Mitchell, Grealish.
      0.3m ITB.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Ooh Welbeck.

        I like this team generally.

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Lamptey

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I don’t think you have enough money to make 3 premiums work, tbh.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Sorry, didn’t see Grealish benched. Looks good.

      4. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Splendid team. Will Welbeck be bench fodder or will you rotate depending on fixtures. I’d shift Justin for Lamptey

        1. Sz21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          More cover. Welbeck starting this week tho with Grealish benched and then ready to come in if need be over the next few weeks.
          Will prob make changes then- either keep or sell.

      5. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Remove Mitchell, get in a Villa defender.

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

      Jota owners not worried of him not starting? 50 50 between him and Firmino id say

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Happy with him off the bench too which Will happen. he's always hungry to score

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Not worried since he's better than my bench options this week. Not captaining, so not a big deal.

        30 mins from Jota could outscore 90 mins from a bench player.

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Guess most managers are not worried. He is the most transferred in player.

      4. Predator
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I would be more worried about having Shaw in my squad...

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

          Yep I'm transferring him out for James this weekend. I'm just not sure if it's worth doing Grealish>Jota or play Soucek instead

          1. s11m
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Definitely keep Grealish, changing it back afterwards is costly.

      5. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Which -4 would you take for this week (I plan to WC next week)?

        A) JRod + Konsa > Mahrez + Lamptey
        B) Kane + JRod > KDB + Bamford

      6. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        GTG? Play Dallas or Coufal?

        Martinez*
        Lamptey Chilwell Coufal
        KDB(C) Son Bruno Salah
        Bamford Adams DCL

        Steer Bissouma Dallas Kilman

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Exactly the same question that I have. I think I will go with Dallas. Both won't probably keep a clean sheet. Dallas' position on the pitch is generally more attacking than Coufal.

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            You have a good point.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              I am taking a chance with Mitchel though. Dallas coming from the bench in case Mitchell does not feature again.

      7. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 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)

      8. clempro
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Hey guys! With the game postponed, I decided to pull the trigger on my wildcard. Here's the first draft:

        McCarthy/Martínez
        Chillwell/Robertson/Dallas/Lamptey/Mitchell
        KDB/Salah/Fernandes/Grealish/Bissouma
        Bamford/DCL/Adams
        0.0 itb

        Thoughts? Any clear mistakes?
        Kept Martínez for the future 2 double fixtures.
        Could do Chillwell to James and upgrade Grealish to Mahrez/Jota or else...

      9. baines is god
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        what chance Zaha plays?

      10. Prison Mike
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Who to play?

        A) Semedo (liv)

        B) Bissouma (SOU)

        Surely Semedo is just a nailed on 1 pointer?

        1. Prison Mike
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Or

          C) Dias (-4)

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Dias

        2. JollyGoodYellows
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Just play Bissouma

      11. kempc23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Kane to Bamford or Adams to enable (K)DB?

      12. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Any chance Foden starts tomorrow?

        1. Goonerly
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          WhoScored.com has him in their predicted line up..
          Don't know what to make of that, but it certainly beats me telling you, that my gut-feeling says "no".

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Do they have Cancelo in their line up?

            1. Goonerly
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              No. Walker and Mendy

            2. Joey Tribbiani
                4 months, 7 days ago

                no

              • TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                No, no Laporte either.

              • Avery
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 7 days ago

                No Sterling hmmm. Not sure whether to move Sterling out and get Salah in instead if this is the case

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Slim

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Afternoon gents. Decision time - advice appreciated!

          A) Save FT - no GK and no playing subs (!)
          B) Martinez > McCarthy (FT)
          C) Robbo, Stephens > Dallas, Jota (-4)

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

          Plan is to lose Vardy and Ziyech in GW12 for Salah and Wilson/ Adams. I was considering Jota in also, which would mean Robbo downgrade to afford.

          Cheers!

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            C might be worth it as you have no subs, but shame to lose Robbo, wouldn't worry about keeper. Villa have 2 DGWs now don't they?

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Yeh I don't love idea of losing Robbo at all tbh! May just stick and forget Jota altogether for now.

              Although no subs isn't great, for this week I'm not sure I can see any of my starting XI getting 0mins

        3. Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Martinez (Steer)
          Robertson, Chilwell, KWP (Coufal, Mitchell)
          Salah, Son, Ziyech, Grealish (Stephens)
          Kane, DCL, Bamford

          2FT, 1.3 in bank

          Chilwell, Ziyech, Son --> James, Bruno, Mahrez (-4)?

          1. Wılly
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            No

        4. tokara
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Ziyech to Mahrez for free?

          Please help me.

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            I’m keeping Ziyech

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Keep Ziyech this Gw

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

            Im getting a bad feeling mahrez will get benched again

          4. Merlinho
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Oh I’m thinking exactly the same. I’m so tempted by Mahrez, Ziyech eye test isn’t too great... I just don’t know!

          5. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            If you have KDB, keep Ziy.

        5. Jp2020
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          After a poor start I am feeling a bit better about my squad going forward. Team for this week should be good to go? Not ideal having to play Brewster due to tonights postponed game but Wilson is definitely a hold for the upcoming fixtures and likely double gameweek.

          McCarthy
          Van Aaanholt, Zouma, Bellerin, Masuaku
          Bruno (vc), Jota, KDB, Salah
          Vardy (c), Brewster

          Forster, Bissouma, Dunne, Wilson

          Nexy GW planning to move PVA out for Reece James but unsure of move beyond that.

        6. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Martinez (Forster)
          Chilwell Lamptey Dallas (Lewis Branthwaite)
          Salah Sterling KDB Son Jota
          DCL Bamford (Brewster)

          A. Martinez & Branthwaite > GK up to 4.6 & C. Taylor
          B. Martinez & Forster > Meslier & Johnstone (decent rotation pair)

        7. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Would you take this silly hit (-4) to accomodate Mahrez and KDB:

          Sterling, DCL, Grealish-->KDB, Mahrez,Bamford(or Che Adams)

          Martinez,4.0
          Justin,Coufal,Chilwell,Mitchell,KWP
          Bruno,Jota,Grealish,Sterling,Bissouma
          Vardy,Werner,DCL

          1. The Sociologist
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Just get KDB for Sterling

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

          Does anyone think that having KDB, Salah and Fernandes in Midfield is a bit overkill? Mainly beause you can only captain 1 of them?

          Going forward, my front 3 will be DCL, Watkins and Bamford.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            No

          2. Merlinho
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Get them all.

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

            U can get em all and still have a good team

          4. Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Those 6 plus, say, Grealish and JWP would be brilliant over Christmas.

          5. BeWater
              4 months, 7 days ago

              I've got all of them plus Son and Jota. I'm going to keep them all and work round that. Probably looking at getting Grealish for Son and using the funds to upgrade elsewhere.

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              No. And I will have Son and Grealish too in my 3 5 2

            • Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Nope. I already have those 3.

          6. Merlinho
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Ziyech to Mahrez or roll a transfer?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Roll

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

              Roly poly

          7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Antonio suffered a setback against Aston Villa. "Michail won't be available for the game. Hopefully, it's not too bad. He's still having a bit of problem with his hamstring, it's something different but we hope he won't be too long."

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

              Glass boy gone again

            2. Il Capitano
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Shame

              • Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Poor bloke.

              • Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Antonio and Pulisic are fantastic players, but I'm not going near them until they put a string of 90 minutes together. Three in a row maybe...

              • seewhyaxe
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                what a shame.

                he was my penned transfer.

            3. baines is god
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Zaha situation?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Back in contention

            4. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              No chance of the Villa Newcastle game being arranged to next week. Newcastle and West Brom game coulde be postponed as well.

              https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/18920444.covid-hit-newcastle-hold-talks-premier-league/

              1. The Sociologist
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                There goes Wilson as an option...

              2. Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Newcastle is in a tough spot but they are not being a good citizen here.

                They should be forced to play with 15 players from within the organization. Pick 15 healthy bodies and GO. It's football not a choreographed musical. They can go practice in virtually any open field. Their training ground is the only soccer field in Newcastle? Please.

                In American Football my college played with 2/3 of a Roster versus a top team. Nearly won.

                Seems fishy and it could open the door to much gamesmanship by other clubs. I think the agreement before the season was 14 healthy bodies. 11 players and 3 subs. The coaches can phone in a presence if they must. In the NFL, the coaches are frequently in a booth, way in the stands, communicate via radio.

            5. Apwilkin
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 7 days ago

              1- Kane + Bissouma to Bamford and KDB (-4)?
              2- Kane + Ziyech to Werner and KDB (-4)?
              3- Semedo to City defender (Dias/Mendy?) (Bruno would be captain)

              Any of these moves look remotely appealing?