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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. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on JRod + Grealish -> Salah + Mahrez (-4)?

    Will get Grealish back on WC in that case but lose 0.2.

    Will struggle to field 11 of I don’t take Grealish out but initial idea was just JRod -> Salah. Could also take a hit for Mitchell -> 4.8 defender or Watkins -> Adams to field 11

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Very tempting

    2. Donnie D
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Rather solve Mitchell problem. Mahrez can be great this gw but Grealish is better longterm especially over Christmas period because he’s a sure starter

  2. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Chance Mahrez starting...?

    1. ADucksBehind
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Pretty high considering last week's performance and the fact he was rested in the week.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Surely he has to

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Fully expect Pep to be a troll and bench him

    2. dicky2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      90%

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        99%

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Pep might know. Not sure anyone else can answer seriously.

    4. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      It's expected - it will be one of the most spectacular Pep jobs ever, if he does not.

      probably the worst since Sterling benched versus Watford last season in a 8-0 game.

      probably 1/3 of all FPL teams had C-Sterling

  3. ADucksBehind
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone taking a short term punt on Nico Williams?
    With Trent, Gomez and Milner out he seems like the only option they have at right back.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Trent back in training and could start apparently. Or maybe 45 mins... Not worth the risk

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Any news about Robbo?

    2. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      yes, I like the punt

    3. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Considered it for Mitchell as cover this gw as I have serious fielding 11 (or even 10) issues but not with TAA back in training.

  4. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    2FT 0.8ITB
    Mccarthy
    KWP Chillwell Coufal
    Bruno Son Podence Hamez
    Werner DCL Vardy
    (Nyland, Greal, Mitchell, Konsa)

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

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B for KDB(c)

  5. GaribaldiT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Help guys. I am really struggling to know what to do.

    Team is
    McCarthy
    Chilwell Justin Cancelo
    KDB Ziyech Fernandes soucek
    Werner DCL Bamford
    Bench Forster Coufal Grealish Targett

    1 FT 017 itb

    Should I
    a) Swap Ziyech to Jota
    b) Swap Ziyech and DCL to Jota and Jesus
    c) do nothing and save a transfer
    d) do something else

    Any advice genuinely wanted. Cheers.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I do like b tbh. However save also looks good

      1. GaribaldiT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers Pal. I will probably end up saving but worried about missing out if Chelsea blank and missing out on having a Liverpool player at all for a later game in the week. And then, how many will Man City score against Fulham??

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Rejoice in having a healthy 11 this gw. Aguero not broken enough for b imo. Plan for getting Salah gw12 and work from there - probably means roll a free.

      1. GaribaldiT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks mate. Grateful.

  6. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Rashford> Mahrez (-4??

    Have no bench.

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      yes

  7. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Worth holding onto Sterling for one more or out for a -4?

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Hold one more and play if must

    2. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Im in same boat. Cant risk him not starting again so will prob sell for a hit

  8. Szczajuszka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Best 4.5 defender for *this gameweek only* then on bench till next postponement?

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Neco for 3.9m would be my vote

      1. Szczajuszka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 19 days ago

        thanks - even better

  9. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Grealish to Salah for a hit?

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      anyone?

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I would keep grealish

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Nah

    4. Szczajuszka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 19 days ago

      not Rashford >> Salah ?

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Rash --> KDB is already done

    5. Donnie D
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Find another way to get Salah in

  10. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Guys what did klopp said about Robbo? Is he ok?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Didn’t mention by name as far as I am aware- mentioned a couple of niggles from Ajax game and needing to see how respond- presumably Henderson and Robertson

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks

  11. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Which one?.

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

    1. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
        4 months, 19 days ago

        C) Bruno & DCL

      • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Probably B for me because I rate KDB much higher than Rashford. But at the same time I wouldn't want to lose DCL.
        Tough choices! Toss a coin.

    2. KAALI_DAAL
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Keep or Ditch Grealish?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Keep if possible. You will want him back.

        2. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I am considering selling for Salah who I want next GW anyway

        3. yanky
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          keep imo

        4. Champione
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          keep

      • yanky
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Podence > Mahrez worth -4pt hit???

        1. yanky
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          still will cap KDB

        2. Champione
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          yeah

      • Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Scouts if possible please update the watchlist

      • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Am I good to go?

        McCarthy
        Chilwell Zouma Justin
        Salah(C) Son Ziyech Jota
        Vardy(VC) DCL Bamford

        (Martinez* Cresswell Ayling Grealish*) 0FT 0ITB

        Thank you!

        1. Champione
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Looks good imo

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          gtg

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers Laca!

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Very good. Confuse a cat also worth a look.

        2. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          😆

        3. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Brilliant 😛

      • Champione
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Martinez
        Robertson Chilwell James Lamptey
        Salah KDB Bruno Trossard
        DCL Bamford

        Steer Brewster Dunne Grealish, 1 FT, 0.1 ITB

        A) Save
        B) Trossard > Neto
        C) Robertson + Trossard > Walker + Jota -4
        D) Robertson + Trossard > Dallas + Jota -4

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          What's the status on Robertson injury?

          1. Champione
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            I reckon he could play but it comes down to whether Klopp gives him a rest or not. Don't think Klopp said anything about him

            1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Thanks

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Klopp mentioned couple of niggles from Ajax and waiting to see how respond- is an opportunity to give Robertson a rest and miss Wolves and CL game before busy Xmas schedule

            1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Who will he play at lb for Robertson though?

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Tsimikas

            2. Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Not sure Klopp will rest anyone as they have a dead rubber in midweek in the UCL and can rest all of the first 11.

      • BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Villa game 100% off from this gw?

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          99%

          1. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Thanks. Was it City v Arsenal or some other game last spring that was postponed was eventually played during the same gw. That is still haunting since I am planning the below.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              City West Ham this Feb cause of the storm

              1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Yep that one. Forgot it was the storm 😀 bit different than Newcastle v Villa reason

      • Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 19 days ago

        What is the likelihood of Sterling and Mahrez both starting on the weekend?

        1. Champione
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          10 %

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Can't see it happening.

          Sterling to be benched imo

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Similar to the odds of Sterling starting

      • FPL Forward Thinker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        I know its 4 months away but I love Wolves fixtures in April / early May.

        That's the post.

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          love the dedication

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Thank you for your post

        3. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Playing The Long Game ™

      • fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        How do I look, for this GW?
        I'm aware of the keeper issue.

        Button
        Robertson James Lamptey
        Son Bruno Jota KDB(C) Zaha
        Bamford Vardy

        Martinez Coufal Mitchell Delap

        1. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Looking better than me, gtg

        2. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Martinez*
            Chilwell Justin Cresswell Kilman
            Salah KDB Bruno Ziyech
            DCL Brewster

            Mitchell Wilson* Grealish*
            no FT, hit or just take the L this week

            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Consider Mahrez against Fulham. Grealish has Wolves after blank - probably tough game.

              1. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  look at my midfield again and tell me where to get the funds to go Grealish to Mahrez lmao

                  1. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      I'd already planned in Ziyech > Jota next week anyway fyi to improve my bench defenders ironically given this is the week i could have used them

              2. BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Repost since I forgot to mention I have wc so I can get Grealish back easily. Grealish blank this gw (99%) and next is Wolves which is usually low scoring. So save ft or:

                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

              3. balint84
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Having Martinez+Steet, selling Steer

                A) Ederson
                B) Johnston+money

                1. Limbo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  For a free? I'd probably go cheap and reliable - Ryan/McCarthy

              4. Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Considering completely switching the strategy and going 4 5 1 since besides Bam Bam there is no strikers that I am confident in owning and to be sure that they are value

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Ings and DCL

                  1. Daniel - When to BB?
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    DCL --> fixtures
                    Ings --> fitness and price

              5. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Any news on Ings?

                a) I've got 2m in the bank and can do Wilson > Ings (-4)
                b) Or be patient, bench Wilson and play Walker Pieters ?

                Ta.

                1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Ings is definitely wait and see for me given his injury record. Btw Adams is doing quite well and actually I did Ings to Adams sideways before Ings' injury and that went better than expected. Price dif was almost or even over 2.5m.

                  1. Limbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    I want him long term. Only way I'd take a hit is if he's at least 50/50...

                    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Not fit enough for me. I would not hurry.

              6. KAALI_DAAL
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  What's up with Kilman? Replace or keep?

                  1. Daniel - When to BB?
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    if you don't have 11 players than sell

                • Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Who misses from this in order to have the best possible midfield for the money .

                  Son KDB Salah Jota Torres Grealish Son Soucek

                  Will play with 5 mids for sure.

                  I know it is a difficult one.

                  Thanks,

                • Flynny
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Hi all.....have taken a - 4 so I have 10 outfield players this week and no keeper.

                  Is it worth taking another - 4 and doing martinez to Mccarthy?

                  Thanks

                • MMN
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  What are the chances of NEW vs WBA being postponed too? Will we have any further info before the deadline?

                  Would you sell Wilson? 1FT 0m ITB.

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