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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. makaveli123
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Should I get rid of Kilman? If yes, any tips on a replacement? Got 4,6m to spend.
    Cheers

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

      Keep, seems like he's playing, and good value even if he misses out now and then if rest of def is nailed

    2. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      why are people looking to ship him off? what did nuno say???

    3. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I'd keep but KWP if really wanting to sell probably.

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

    No KDB, would you captain

    A) Salah H WOL
    B) Bruno A WHU
    C) Vardy A SHU
    D) DCL A BUR
    E) Kane H ARS
    F) Zaha A WBA

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Salah (C), Bruno (VC) for me.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Honestly think apart from Zaha all of those could do really well this GW. Probably in the order you have them

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      C

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      C

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

      D or C for me

  3. toystory2wasok
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Martínez, Meslier
    Lamptey, Chilwell, Robertson, Walker-Peters, Cresswell
    Grealish, Ziyech, Bruno, ASM, Jota
    DCL, Vardy, Brewster

    4.8 ITB, 1FT

    A) Ziyech > KDB (C)
    B) ASM + DCL > KDB + CAdams (-4)

    neither of these leave an easy opening for salah next week, though. maybe Vardy + ASM/Ziyech > Salah + Watkins/Bamford? I don't know 🙁

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      a

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A.

      I've not seen ASM in any team for quite some time! 😀

      1. toystory2wasok
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        right! just always had some other move to make... he's a waste, this week more than usual

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

      A

  4. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    So the deadline has been shifted to 90 mins before the second match?
    That's what I see in the FPL site. Is it true or do we stick with the initial deadline before the postponed game?

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

      Seems so!

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Deadline is tomorrow.

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

      11am here.

      "Gameweek 11 - Sat 5 Dec 11:00"

    4. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks all.

    5. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      That's correct. Deadline is now 11:00 am GMT on Saturday 5th Dec.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers.

  5. Szczajuszka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 10 days ago

    fornals >> mahrez -4?

    captain
    a) vardy
    b) bruno
    c) mahrez

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

      C

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

      C

  6. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts greatly appreciated. I don't like Soucek and Bissouma in XI, but not sure where I can go this week. Just save the FT?

    McCarthy
    Chilwell -- R.Dias -- Justin
    KDB (c) -- Fernandes -- Son -- Soucek -- Bissouma
    DCL -- Kane

    4.0 -- C.Wilson** -- Targett** - Mitchell [1FT + 0.6m ITB]

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

      Yes, you are lucky to have KDB as C and all set

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks. Perhaps I should be happy I have an XI that *should* all start.

        Patchwork can be done for next GW if necessary.

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

    McCarthy
    Chilwell - KWP - Justin
    Salah (C) - Fernandes - Mahrez - Ziyech
    Adams - Kane - DCL

    Ryan / Coufal - Dallas - Bissouma
    1ft / 0.1itb
    Already did Grealish to Mahrez...
    Gtg? Or should I try to get KDB too?

    1. gigio
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Mahrez (C)*

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

    Which scenario is better to follow?

    A)
    - GW11: Hamez ➡ KDB (C)
    - GW12: KDB ➡ Salah (C)

    or

    B)
    - GW11: Hamez ➡ Mahrez (C)
    - GW12: Ziyech ➡ Salah (C)

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

      A is better

    2. gigio
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A for me.

      I'd want KDB and Ziyech. And then a week to decide where to go with things having seen this GW and hopefully had news on AVL / NEW and other news.

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

      A if for free

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

  9. zon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Want KDB for captaincy. Tough call to make, which one to rid for a hit

    A) Grealish
    B) Son

    1. zon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      One option is Bissouma -> Mahrez(c) to keep both Son n Grealish

      1. Szczajuszka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 10 days ago

        This. Then either (c) to Bruno or punt with Mahrez (c) Bruno (v)

  10. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Would you do Rashford > Mahrez or save FT to get Salah in next week

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Do it and get Salah week after even for -4.

    2. Szczajuszka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Save for Salah (c) - more assured start & points

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        This. Owning Mahrez can be great (as exhibited last week) but so frustrating when he is seemingly randomly benched.

        Short term loss for long term gain with Salah.

  11. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Some rather interesting midfielder stats. Over the last 4 games, Trezeguet is second for goal attempts, 1st for shots inside the box, 4th for shots on target, 3rd for penalty area touches and 2nd for expected goals.

    1. zon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yep, what a great option he would be if he could finish

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      He is what I would class as a 'Maupay' or 'Mitrovic'

  12. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Any chance that Bruno can be rested against West Ham? In midweek ManU playing away in Leipzig, then its ManCity next weekend.

    1. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      very unlikely imo. However, could be subbed off early is united leads

    2. mazkills
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      good point, but I don't think they sit their best player tho...kind of like Kane, I expect him to always be on the field if able

    3. Joey Tribbiani
        4 months, 10 days ago

        yes

    4. mazkills
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Any guidance here?

      McCarthy
      Lamptey-Zouma-Cresswell
      Fernandes-Klich-Grealish*-Mo
      Kane-DCL-Wilson*

      3.5 itb and 2 free transfers

      Not sure how much to tweak lineup with Wilson and Grealish out
      Thanks!

    5. BEEZUS
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

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

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

    6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Any of these for a hit? Or hope both Riedewald and Neco play to field 11?
      A) Watkins to Bamford
      B) Cancelo to Dias/Reguilon

      1. jaywills
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        C) None.

      2. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I think Riedewald will start.

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

      Wilson owners, are you holding or selling? What is the likelihood of NEW vs WBA being off as well?

      1. mazkills
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Considering selling because of owning Grealish as well

        1. MMN
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          For who?

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

      No KDB, but this team looks ok ?

      McCarthy
      Chillwell, Justin, Cancelo
      Salah, Bruno (c), Son, Jota, Soucek
      Vardy, DCL

      Forster, Brewster, Coady, Ayling

      Maybe, play Coady as he will definitely get 90 mins, or risk Cancelo starting, but then he could come in for a 1 pointer ?

      Thanks.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Wolves will concede and Coady won't get you any attacking returns.
        Looks good as it is.

      2. baines is god
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        be very surprised if Pep doesn't pick Mendy/Walker again after last week but he does like to pull surprises.

    9. bialk
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Any news on Jimenez? I Have him and no playing bench.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Won’t play for a long time mate, sell, for a hit if you have to

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        He definitely will not be playing this GW with a head injury like what he had.

      3. Joey Tribbiani
          4 months, 10 days ago

          what do you mean lol...
          he has fractured skull...

        • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Even if the news is positive, sadly he's not gonna be back anytime. You have to sell surely, keep an eye on Danny Ings

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            *anytime soon

        • Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          He should be able to leave hospital next week now they’ve put his skull back together.

      4. baines is god
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Is it worth doing Mitrovic for Bamford for -4 points this week when I could wait for bamford's fixtures to improve next week?

        I have 3 Villa subs so if Mitro doesn't end up playing at all I'll get 0 points there.

        1. Calculated Risks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          I got rid of mitrodonks last week and was such a good feeling to get rid of him. Take the hit and feel good, and look at your team in delight without frowning at him stinking it up. Bamford can score v anyone.

      5. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        What happened to the Villa game?

        1. Zen Arcade
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Swab on the Tyne.

      6. ItOnlyTook9Years
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        For free:
        A) Kane + Romeu to Abraham + Mahrez
        B) Kane + Ziyech to Abraham + KDB (play Romeu)

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Wouldn't bring in Abraham after Giroud scoring 4 in EL

      7. tommo123
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        McCarthy
        Reguilon Zouma Taylor
        Rodriguez Jota Son Sterling Fernandes
        DCL Vardy

        Nyland Konsa Davis Mitchell

        G2G?

        Consistently let down by sterling but scared to ship and then he bags against FUL thoughts?

      8. jaywills
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        A) Cancelo -> Reece James (0)
        B) Zaha -> Mahrez (0) - but Cancelo has to play...
        C) Cancelo -> Reece James, Zaha -> Mahrez (-4)
        D) Cancelo -> Reece James, Soucek -> Jota (-4)

        Cheers!

        1. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          in B), who comes in for Cancelo?

          1. jaywills
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Nobody. Bench is Mitchell and Johnson (WHU) both do not play...

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          C or D

      9. Zen Arcade
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Good article. I thought when Digne got injured that affects DCL's appeal. Personally I have too many other issues to deal with to be in a position to sell him but when I get the chance Ings appeals to me.

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

        1FT, 1.6m in bank and current team is;

        -
        Robbo, Chilwell, Cancelo, Coufal
        Jota, KDB, Bruno, Bissouma
        Kane, DCL
        (fodder, Grealish, Watkins, Branthwaite)

        Suggestions?

        Watins > Adams
        Cancelo > James
        Martinez > Mendy
        would like another city attacker but no obvious routes without a -8

      11. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Ignoring Robertson yellow flag, is he still worth holding onto ?? Have Chilwell, KWP, Dallas, and Killman and no fires to put out and cash in the bank ?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 10 days ago

          I would hold if I still had, still going to offer a lot of attacking returns

      12. bruuuno
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        What to do?

        A. Rashford Son > Raphinha KDB(c) -4?
        Salah in for free next week

        B. Rashford > Mahrez(c) for free
        Salah in (-4) next week

      13. b91jh
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        1ft, 1.3itb

        Martinez
        James Cresswell Chilwell KWP
        KDB(c) Bruno Ziyech Soucek
        DCL Vardy

        Button Watkins Grealish Bernardo

        Plan A:
        11: Ziyech to Mahrez
        12: Mahrez to Jota

        Plan B:
        11: hold
        12: Ziyech to Jota, KDB to Salah (bought at 11.5)
        13: Salah to KDB

        Plan C:
        11: Watkins to Adams
        12: Ziyech to Jota

        A, B, or C, or any other suggestions?

        1. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          B.

      14. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        1 ft 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 here?

      15. HenryPham13
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Should I go for: Rodriguez --> Mahrez for?