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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. upforgrabs
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Sterling -> KDB (c)
    Vardy -> Jesus -4

    Vardy transfer needed to fund KDB.

    Yay or nay?

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

      Nay

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Couldn't you downgrade someone else?

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

      Like to Sterling switch, not keen on losing Vardy for a -4 though. Probably a no from me.

  2. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Martinez
    Coufal Lamptey Dias Chilwell
    KDB Ziyech Jota
    DCL Kane Vardy
    (Steer Mitchell Burke Grealish)

    a) Martinez > Mendy
    b) Roll FT and play with 10

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

      a

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

      I think you will need 2 ft next gw to get in Salah so save imo.

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      b

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

    Sunderland 'Til I Die documentary is really good.So emotional.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      It was that.

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

      Thought it was all right. I like to see behind-the-scenes and the relegation scrap gave it an edge. Second series is even more laboured than the first, though. Doesn't have much to say. I still watched it through to the end for some reason.

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

      Documenting a relegation season is pretty rough though.

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Spoiler alert!

  4. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Which one to start:

    a) Lamptey (Sou)
    b) Bowen (Man utd)

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

      a

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Got both and I'm prioritising A. Though both will end up playing without Villa players for me.

  5. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    So Robo won’t play this week?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Why wouldn’t he?

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      why wouldn't he

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

      Thought he is injured? Sorry if I’m wrong!

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

        He'll be fit.

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

    Advice please.
    GK Guaita (Martin)
    DEF Coufal, Zouma, Konsa (Mitchell, Lamptey)
    MID Son, Jota, Grealish, Fernandes (Oriol)
    FWD Kane, Calvert, Vardy
    No transfers, 0.3 in the bank.
    What to do with Villa players (Grealish and Konsa)?
    Kane is a doubt too.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      You're in a better position than most. Lie back and enjoy Oriol haul.

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

        Glad you can see a positive side of this.
        So -4 points is a no go.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          You have a keeper and 10 likely outfielders.
          Unless you want to get out Bruno, Kane or Son not much you can and nothing I can see that you can do with just that 0.3.
          If it were 0.4 even you could Soucek for Oriol or a cheap playing defender for Mitchell.

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

            You're right. It would be -8 if I want to change anything significant and that's too much.

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

      I’m almost certain Kane will play.

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

        I hope so. I don't think he would miss a chance to mess Arsenal up.

  7. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1334847421545779200

    David Conolly's assessment of James Rodriguez. Nice but paints him more of a Modric-type assist assister than a De Bruyne FPL points factory. Ironic that Modric is still with Real.

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

      I don't agree with David Connolly

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        You think he'll be FPL gold?

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

          Was really impressed last week v Leeds.. goals and assists potential.. probably not going to be in many teams as Grealish and Jota are taking up those price range slots though

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            I'll keep an eye if Ziyech blanks again. I'd rather Ozil-type than Modric assist assister.

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

      Sold him last week because he’s playing too deep and Everton can’t sustain attacks. Simply too many good options in midfield.

      I’d go Richarlison over Hames at the price as he’s on pens.

  8. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    a) Kane & Barkley to Jesus & Jota (-4)
    b) Barkley to Raphinha/Neto/Pode

    Peacock-Farrell
    Zouma Lamptey Ayling Coufal
    Salah KDB Bruno
    Kane DCL Brewster

    Martinez* Mitchell Grealish* Barkley*

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

      I would probably do Kane to Bamford and Barkley to Son

  9. ElChapo
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    McCarthy
    Chilwell - Lamptey - Cancelo
    De Bruyne - Bruno - Zaha - Jota
    Werner - Richarlison - Bamford

    Forster - Mitchell - Grealish - Targett

    Basically need one of Mitchell or Cancelo to play, which both seem unlikely, especially mitchell.

    1 FT.
    Cancelo > RJames
    Next week, KDB > Salah.

    All good?

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Good moves if happy to lose KDB for good run of fixtures

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

      Gives you a captaincy issue gw13 when most will have KDB(c) v WBA.

      1. ElChapo
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        GW 13, Bruno > KDB

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

          In that case surely next week Bruno to Salah instead of KDB - saves a transfer overall, doesn't lose gained value and prefer KDB to Bruno for the Manc derby anyway.

          1. ElChapo
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            makes sense, if Werner blanks again i could downgrade him and potentially go for all 3.

            Cracking FPL record by the way mate.

  10. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Which -4 would you take for this week (I plan to WC next week)? B would mean playing Holding and Bissouma.

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

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

      B to captain KDB I guess although a hit to lose Kane from the NLD in which he has 10 in 11 feels iffy.

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

    A Son & Rashford
    B KDB & Jota (-4)

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B

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

      B

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

      B

  12. Bennyboy1907
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Current team : 1.3ITB 1FT
      Martinez
      Robbo, Chillwell, Lamptey (Coufal, Mitchell)
      KDB(c), Bruno, Bissouma, Zaha (Grealish)
      Vardy, DCL, Bamford

      G2g? Or anything worth a transfer
      Was planning to save to fund zaha to Salah (c) and Vardy to a budget forward?

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Looks good. Definitely save to get Salah. Could you help me above?

    • Tinmen
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Folks, unfortunately to get KDB in I have to get one of these strikers and start them.

      Which one?

      Brewster
      Connolly

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Connolly. But neither gonna do a lot. An extra defender starting or switcheroo to 4.5m ish mid and other striker for a hit?

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

        I’ve gone Brewster but not exactly confident.

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

      What changes would you make to this team

      Areola

      Lamptey Chilwell Keane

      Lookman Jota Son Ziyech

      Kane DCL Vardy

      Martinez Semedo Dallas Grealish

      1 FT 0 ITB No WC FH available

      Any ideas would be welcomed

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

        I would save as next week u can do kane to.bamford and lookman to salah. Can advice me below.mate?

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Areola, Keane, a better midfield, too much upfront.
        This GW, maybe hope for the best as Manchester Derby is next GW so you might survive no Bruno/KDB.

    • Mo Mane No Problems
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Would you start:

        A) Brewster
        B) Bissouma

        1. Vazza
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Bissouma

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

          What about rashford?

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

          Not comfortable owning Cancelo.. Obvious move would be to James, but considering Zouma aswell for goal threat and probably a little more nailed?

          Already own Chilwell from Chelsea, and cant go further than 5.5

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

            I'd go for James

        4. Dexters Laboratory
            4 months, 8 days ago

            A) Son to Salah (-4)
            B) Rashford to Salah (-4)
            C) Save

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

              I'm losing Rashford here.

              How's your team looking now?

              1. Dexters Laboratory
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Still roughly the same as yours. Didn't do the Sterling move but did do the Cancello one because it looked the good move. Thinking of biting the bullet and going a week early on the Salah move. Potentially doing DCL to Bamford GW12 and Son to Bruno GW13

                • RECKLESS
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Hey Camzy can share inputs below mate?

              2. antis0cial
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                B

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

                B surely since doubt (and even if there were no doubts)

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

                B if Ole doesnt hint at playing else save

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

                B

            2. RECKLESS
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 8 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 next gw
              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

              1. antis0cial
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                1 then maybe Son Vardy to Salah Bamford for free

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

                  Did cross my mind...I will see if that 0.6mn saved can help.me.do 4.5mn to watkins in future

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

                3

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

                  I wouldn't mind to do Son+Vardy >> Salah+Bamford

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

                Need the full team to decide what is the best move. It depends if you can get Salah basically.

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

                  If I save Ft, i can get salah for kdb straight next gw. If I bring Walker Peters/Mcarthy, I will need to do Son + Vardy to Salah + Bamford -4.

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

                    I would save, good plan for next week

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

                  Martinez/Peacock
                  Robertson Chilwell Lamptey Justin Mitchell
                  Kdb Bruno Son Grealish*
                  Dcl Vardy 4.4mn fwd

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

                    0.6mn in bank

            3. Sturridge Wars
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Which one?

              A) Rashford & DCL
              B) De Bruyne, Adams & -4

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

              So what are you guys all planning?

              A) no hit
              B) 4 pts hit
              C) 8 pts hit
              D) wildcard / free hit

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

                A. one or two FTs

              2. Vazza
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  No hit no transfer. I’m satisfied with what I’ve got

                • RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  A. Using my 1FT which means a hit for Salah next week. Only option I have to get 11 out hopefully

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

                  D

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

                  A

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

                  A), begrudgingly

                • Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  B. Considering C.

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

                  A and field 10 players

                • Rasping Drive
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  C

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

                  Could save a FT

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

                Keep 1 of
                1. Kane
                2. Vardy

                Get 1 of
                A) Adams
                B) Bamford

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  1b but I’m unsure on it this week

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

                    Will be to get kdb in for A hit, have no city... can I survivr without kdb c with Vardy, Kane, Dcl, Salah, Bruno, Zaha, Bissouma?

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

                      I think you can survive kdb c vs fulham considering how well fulham.played vs Lei and Mcity struggled midweek...Captain Vardy vs hapless Sheffield. Can advice above mate?

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

                        Cheers, mate!

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

                        Think I’ll c Salah with no KDB

                2. GreennRed
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  1B but wait until tomorrow morning in case Kane injury not as good as today.

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

                    Thanks!

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

                  I like Bamford long term. Huge chances evrry matchel

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

                Sterling to Salah (C) on the FT ?

                high variance insn't it? could be gold or backfire heavily I guess?

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

                  Next week.

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

                    This

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

                Roy confirmed- Zaha is ready!

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

                Chances of Brewster starting?

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

                  He has to start when fit, surely? He’s their record signing.

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

                    Should I bring in Reece James and play 4 at the back or start Brewster?

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

                      Definitely get Reece James but not for a hit if you can play Brewster.

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

                        Brought in James do I play Brewster or Masuaku

                  2. Joey Tribbiani
                      4 months, 8 days ago

                      hasnt started last 2 and been fit

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

                        Not entirely true. He’s been struggling with an injury.

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

                    Yes

                2. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Have at the back:
                  Mings, Cancelo, Chilwell, Taylor, Mitchell.
                  Have 1.2m to spend not sure what to do.
                  Thinking:
                  A) Mings to Walker;
                  B) Mitchell to James;
                  C) anything else?

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

                    B

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

                  A) Grealish to Mahrez (bought Grealish 7.4m so not too much value)

                  B) Kane, Reed to KdB, Brewster for -4

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

                    B

                4. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Anyone sold Bruno this week other than me? 🙂

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

                    No, Think ve’s A season keeper

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

                      Yeah plan to get him back after CL fixtures.

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

                    I rather have him over kdb/son long term. Can advice me above mate?

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

                    I did reluctantly (for KDB early catching the price rise).

                    Bit worried though and have since been slapped for it by the FPL gods with triple Villa (+Cancelo & Mitchell).

                    Was him or, now flagged, Kane.

                5. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Repost soz

                  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. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    You know the risks selling Sterling 🙂

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

                      I know right

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

                      Risk of missing out on 0 and 1 pointers ?

                  2. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    No.

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

                    Would be brave to sell Sterling if you have him. Might be the game he needs to find form. Think the front 3 will be:
                    Mahrez - Jesus - Sterling

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

                      Yea but do I captain him

                6. Vazza
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    How to get in Salah next week is giving me a headache

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

                      Lose Bruno.