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How I’m using the Wildcard to plan for the Blank and Double Gameweeks

With Gameweek 16 fast approaching, it is almost time to activate my first Wildcard ahead of the upcoming Blank and Double Gameweeks.

I am currently sitting around 350k overall with 851 points, which is ‘okay’ for this stage of the season, but it’s obvious I need this Wildcard to act as a catalyst for improvement.

So, in this, my latest column, I’m going to run through my chip strategy for the coming weeks and highlight a pool of players I’m considering for my Wildcard. There is still just under a week before final decisions need to be made, but unless additional fixtures get added, I don’t envisage too much changing.

CHIP STRATEGY

  • Gameweek 16 – First Wildcard
  • Blank Gameweek 18 – Free Hit
  • Double Gameweek 19 – Bench Boost

When I started writing this column on Monday morning, my understanding was that we were unlikely to see another Double Gameweek as big as 19 (which currently features ten teams) in 2020/21. Since then, we’ve learnt that the EFL Cup Final has been moved to a later date towards the end of April, which suggests we’ll now see another big Double in Gameweek 26. 

However, having spent a fair bit of time looking at possible scenarios, I’m sticking to my original strategy and will plan accordingly for future Blanks and Doubles.

A key reason for this is that I like the budget options on offer at West Ham United, Southampton and Leeds United, all of whom feature in this Double and have okay fixtures either side. That means players from these teams can rotate in and out of my starting XI as and when needed, without too much value being left on the bench. Going forward, I’ll probably be looking at an additional outlay of around £1.5m on bench players each week, which I’m hoping won’t prove an issue.

So, if I Bench Boost in Double Gameweek 19, I also have to Free Hit in Blank Gameweek 18. While the pool of players is naturally smaller with only five matches scheduled for that week, I see it as an opportunity to make up ground, with Manchester City looking like one of the teams to target.

My remaining chips, second Wildcard and Triple Captain, will then be used around Double Gameweek 26.

For those wondering, I did consider going a week early with my Wildcard to avoid being priced out of any moves, but felt I’d be losing good players with good fixtures in Gameweek 15, like Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m), Jack Grealish (£7.8m) and Ollie Watkins (£6.1m). By waiting, I also get another week of information, which is often valuable. 

WILDCARD

Losing Son Heung-min (£9.7m) and Harry Kane (£11.0m) for Double Gameweek assets is a risky play, given their fixtures, which see them take on Fulham and Leeds United at home before Gameweek 18. Ideally, I’d hold both, but I’m currently leaning towards keeping just one, and then moving that player on for an additional Double Gameweek player ahead of Gameweek 19. That way I can capitalise on those fixtures.

However, when planning future transfers, I also need to consider what follows the Double Gameweek.

In Gameweek 20, I’ll want De Bruyne back in my squad without taking a hit, ahead of a trip to West Bromwich Albion.

All of these kinds of scenarios are worth thinking about now, to ensure a successful Wildcard isn’t undone in the weeks to follow by a lack of planning. Gameweek 20 is as important as any, and I need to make sure that I can capitalise on any fixture swings without unnecessary hits, and that I also have good captaincy options in place. 

This is where a captaincy planner can be useful, like mine below. It should also mean I have the correct big hitters in place going forward.

CAPTAINCY PLANNER

  • Gameweek 16 – Salah (new), Son or Kane (FUL)
  • Gameweek 17 – Salah (sou), Son or Kane (LEE)
  • Blank Gameweek 18 (Free Hit) – De Bruyne (BHA)
  • Double Gameweek 19 – Salah (MUN, BUR)
  • Gameweek 20 – Fernandes (SHU), De Bruyne (wba)
  • Gameweek 21 – De Bruyne (SHU)

WATCHLIST

GOALKEEPERS

Alex McCarthy (£4.6m), Illan Meslier (£4.6m), Sam Johnstone (£4.5m).

Right now, I’m leaning towards pairing Meslier and Johnstone together, despite Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion’s ongoing defensive issues. That combination gives me a solid fixture run right up until Gameweek 25:

LEE, ARS, Free Hit, BHA + SOU / wol + whu, new, FUL, shu, CRY, ars, bur

Ideally, I don’t want to use transfers on this position up until my second Wildcard, which this setup should allow.

While clean sheets may be hard to come by, what these keepers will provide is save points, and lots of them. In fact, no other keepers can match them for saves this season, with 120 between them.

Hopefully by the time the Double Gameweek comes around, Sam Allardyce will have had sufficient time on the training ground to tighten Albion up, but if I do have doubts around this, McCarthy at Southampton is another option I’m comfortable with.

DEFENDERS

Can Robertson sustain value advantage over Alexander-Arnold after 10-point haul?

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m), Andrew Robertson (£7.2m), Rúben Dias (£5.7m), Reece James (£5.3m), Aaron Cresswell (£5.2m), Eric Dier (£5.0m), James Justin (£4.9m), Stuart Dallas (£4.7m), Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m), Charlie Taylor (£4.5m), Fabián Balbuena (£4.4m)

In my current draft, both Liverpool defenders feature having delivered a combined 19 points in Gameweek 14. Over the last three Gameweeks they lead the way amongst defenders for final-third touches, and if anything, I see them upping their output in the coming weeks.

Ideally, they’d be joined by James (if fit), but team value may restrict this, so I will likely have to select two or three of the sub £5.0m options listed above. If money is tight, Balbuena dropping to £4.4m may be useful.

Of the single Gameweek candidates, I like Dias and Dier, who may also come into my thinking.

MIDFIELDERS

Salah building up massive power in top 10k after Gameweek 14 haul

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), Sadio Mané (£11.9m), Bruno Fernandes (£11.0m), Son Heung-min (£9.7m), Jarrod Bowen (£6.4m), Theo Walcott (£5.8m), Raphinha (£5.4m), Tomas Soucek (£5.1m)

It’s almost certain I’ll include Salah and Fernandes as my midfield heavy hitters, and compliment them with a couple of budget options.

Raphinha looks like he’ll make the cut, and has been posting some encouraging numbers since making his first start in Gameweek 9. Amongst midfielders, only Mané has attempted more shots in the box over that period, while he also ranks sixth for chances created. With a great looking Double, he should offer real value.

West Ham duo Soucek and Bowen are also appealing, with the latter’s share of corners heightening his appeal, while Walcott is a differential pick. If Danny Ings (£8.4m) is set for another spell on the sidelines, I’m quite fond of this move. In the three games Ings missed earlier this season, Walcott deputised up front with only four midfielders registering more shots in the box during those games.

I won’t rule Chelsea midfielders out either, but with points often spread around the team, I will probably look elsewhere.

FORWARDS

Harry Kane (£11.0m), Jamie Vardy (£10.2m), Patrick Bamford (£6.4m), Chris Wood (£6.2m), Che Adams (£6.0m), Rodrigo (£5.7m)

As discussed earlier, I could do a transfer hokey-cokey with Kane and Vardy or go cheap. Either way Bamford is a certainty, but the other spots are up for grabs.

A Leeds’ attacking triple-up may be a bit too much, but considering their expected goal (xG) total this season is only behind Liverpool, for a short period, a move for Rodrigo could work. However, Wood may be the better bet. He isn’t someone to get too excited about, but has been consistent in recent seasons and does tend to pick up bonus points when he scores, which I like. The fixtures before the Double Gameweek are about as good as it gets for Burnley too.

Michail Antonio (£6.2m) may become an option, but with ongoing injury issues, time is running out and it’s hard to see him featuring right now.

So, I hope this have given you some ideas for the coming weeks. 

I’ll be finalising my team at the weekend, but will update you on how it’s been going the next time I check in.

Thanks for reading, and best of luck to you all over the Christmas period.

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632 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ScoutHelp
      3 months, 18 days ago

      2.3 ITB

      Martinez, (4.0)
      Matip, Lindelof, Balbuena, (James, 3.9)
      Son, Fernandes, Salah, Grealish, (JWP)
      Bamford, DCL (Wilson)

      A- Start JWP v Fulham - (Free)
      B- Start Wilson v City - (Free)
      C- Wilson -> Martial - (-4 Hit)
      D- James -> Robertson - (-4 Hit)
      E- Other options?

    • Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Thoughts on this -4?
      Chilwell, Lamptey and Ayling to Zouma, Coufal and Dallas?

      1. Il Capitano
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Just the injured pair out for free

          1. Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            +1 - you are basically taking a hit for Ayling to Dallas

        • Kabayan
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Are those 3 injured?

      2. Sterling Archer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        down to 10 men now Lamptey confirmed out!

        used my FT's to get Salah so will need a hit to get TAA for Chilwell, not usually one for hits but this could easily be repaid instantly

        1. Kabayan
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Go for it

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Has Lamptey been completely confirmed out?

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Yes

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 18 days ago

              The spoiled cherry on top of the poisonous cake

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Good time to throw it away!

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Lmao 😆

      3. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Chilwell to Matip or roll ft?

        Martinez
        Cancelo Dallas Balbuena
        Salah KDB Fernandes Son Grealish
        DCL Bamford
        ___
        Forster; Brewster Chilwell* Fodder

        I can only field 10 If Cancelo is rested

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          With the risk of Cancelo getting rested and Chilwell out for 2-3 weeks, I'd move him.
          Not sure I would get Matip though, as he is often rested.

          1. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Chilwell is a doubt for the next two so he may be back next week

        2. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          I'd lose Chilwell with Cancelo playing 90 last night and no sub. Matip reasonable or a rested Stones or Taylor could be options.

      4. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Which is better for this week?

        A. Salah, Robbo, TAA & Adams
        B. Salah, Robbo, Coufal & Firmino

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          so TAA & Adams or Coufal & Firmino?

          really is the toss of a coin IMO. probably slightly favour A.

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 18 days ago

          A

        3. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Cheers fam

        4. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          B, but close one.

        5. KAALI_DAAL
            3 months, 18 days ago

            B

          • Jam0sh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            One with Salah and Robbo

          • Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            For me it's A (and it's more than close)

        6. tbhogal
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Hi Guys, which option to go for?

          A) Lamptey > Dallas
          B) Chilwell > Zouma

          Martinez (Steer)
          Chilwell, Robbo, Balbuena (Lamptey, Mitchell),
          Bruno, Salah, Grealish, KDB,(Podence)
          Bamford, DCL,Welbeck

          1. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Chilwell is your starter and worth more, so I would move him, unless you want to bench him for 3 weeks.

            Coufal is also a good option for Lamptey.

        7. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          GTG?

          Mendy
          Robbo, Coufal, Dias
          Salah (c) KDB, Neto, Grealish
          Bamford, Vardy (vc) Wilson
          --
          Steer - KWP, Anguissa, Kilman
          FH in 18, BB in DGW 19

        8. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Which defender would you prefer to bring in, with dgw19 in mind??

          A....dias with 1 game in 19

          B....kwp with 2 games in 19

          Surely for for the city defender, right?

          Thanks

          1. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I have both, and not sure if I will move Dias or not.
            I'd look at the games leading up to 19th gw too.

            1. Flynny
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Gw16 and 17 not great

              Fantastic from gw19 onwards though

              1. tomasjj
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                I'd go with Dias for long term then, unless you need the spare cash elsewhere.

                1. Flynny
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Cheers....yes I don't think cash will be an issue so probably go for dias with his 1 ge rather than dgw fever

        9. Silecro
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Would you roll a FT here? fixtures are really beautiful for every player:

          Martinez
          Dias/Dallas/Coufal
          Salah(c)/Son/Grealish/Bruno
          Vardy/DCL/Bamford

          Button/Taylor/Lamptey*/Gordon
          0.2 itb
          * not in the hurry to take him out since he's second on my bench

          Cheers!

          1. Kabayan
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Roll, nice team

            1. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Cheers, will do.

          2. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Yes, I'd probably save the FT for more serious moves in the next week if needed.

            1. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              They most certainly will be needed,yeah

        10. NateDogsCats
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Ralph Hasenhüttl: "It is early in the week but Danny Ings, Jannik Vestergaard and Nathan Redmond have not trained. Oriol Romeu is suspended. Stuart Armstrong has a (hand) problem."

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Southampton's first XI is falling apart. Sad to see. Hope they recover quickly

              1. NateDogsCats
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Indeed, Redmond is always in and out and Ings has been out for a bit and they've coped, but Vestergaard, Romeu and Armstrong are nearly the whole of the spine of that team of late, definitely going to miss them this weekend if all out

            2. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Lamptey to Coufal for -4 worth it? Will play WC in GW16. Can hope for Mitchell to play this week.

              1. tomasjj
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                No.

            3. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              If you already have a 2nd playing gk (Martinez) and Anguissa on your bench for gw 19, is it worthwhile spending transfers to upgrade Kilman and Mitchell to dgw defenders to play the BB

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                If you're playing BB, then you need all your bench players to give you points!

              2. Kabayan
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                If you wanna play BB, yes

            4. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1341748744316989441?s=20

              Vestergaard has fluid in his knee. This is similar to Reece's complaint during training...

              1. NateDogsCats
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  I think all these injuries show that while having ideasb going forward is important, having really rigid and specific plans has such huge potential for collapsing

              2. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Who scores more in gws 15-19? (I am FH18 though)

                A)Taylor

                B)Dallas

                *It could be Taylor if Burnley has a DGW17

              3. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Lamptey ruled out for West Ham, James and Chilwell both doubts over the Christmas period... what a shambles!

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Who are you planning to get?

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Chilwell -> Dier to free up 1M to facilitate moves for Son + Kane next week, will also do Lamptey -> Taylor due to Burnley's excellent fixture run next 3.

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Sounds good!

                      I'm also tempted to go for Dier over Coufal as my Lamptey replacement.

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Well I'm FHing 19 so Dier was chosen on BGW merits and fixtures, IIRC you're not and Coufal is a top 3 defender for the DGW so I'd go for him.

              4. liverpool01
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                GW 18 team:

                Martinez
                Dier, Dias
                Kdb, Son, Bissouma,
                Dcl, Brewster

                Enough or use FH?

              5. Sepp Blattered
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Back line is:

                Dias Dallas Chilwell Lamptey Taylor

                Logic is to roll FT and let Taylor cover the boys right?

                1. NateDogsCats
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Should be fine, would be slightly worried Dias won't play though having played last night

                  • Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Lamptey and Chilwell are already out, so you're getting Taylor without bench cover for Dias. That's a premium and a midprice player with 0 mins in your squad, and no guarantee of exactly when they'll return

                    One FT could be very useful here, for a list of replacements to get more points. Even a hit

                2. Ginola
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Black Box tonight or not?

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Az said yeah on the Scoutcast...

                3. Kingtekkerz
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Would you transfer out James or Chilwell first?
                  Did Lampard indicate who’s closer to fitness of the pair?

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Didn't give any indication either way, Chilwell has been a little injury prone for a while though so if it were me I might lean towards letting him go first but I'm not sure exactly what James' issue is and you'd want to take into account value you might have built up in each player too

                    • Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      I'd add a week to what Lampard says. Personally I don't seem them playing before GW19.

                    • Bram
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Nope he covered them as a single entity

                    • Kingtekkerz
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Cheers guys!

                  2. AF90
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Anyone using Free Hit in 19 made their best possible team? Was considering something like this but couldn't decide on last 2 midfield spots! Maybe Ziyech if he's back or would you just pick Son for shu (a)?

                    Fabianski
                    Coufal, TAA, Robertson
                    Salah, Fernandes, ???????
                    Vardy, Bamford, Adams

                    1. Kabayan
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Budget?

                      1. AF90
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        16.3m left...that's with a non playing bench....could have Son & Mount atm but not sure I can afford that at the time...could always downgrade Fabianski

                        1. Kabayan
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Son/Rash + Bowen/Raphinha?

                    2. Bram
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      I have done a few and tempted by Rashford for that slot. Also tempted by Antonio if fit by then but if not Bowen/Soucek in as I think WHM dgw is one of the best by far so worth a triple

                      Also considering only having 1 Pool def and doubling Salah and Mane but I have nice tv.

                  3. FDMS All Starz
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Which plan is better?

                    A)
                    Gw16: WC
                    Gw18: 7/8 players
                    Gw19: BB
                    Team for A:
                    mccarthy
                    DIAS - REGUILON - MARCAL
                    SON - KDB - NETO - bruno
                    KANE - bamford - adams
                    (Gw19: Kdb & Kane -> Salah & Vardy)

                    (johnstone - rapinha - justin - dallas)

                    Or

                    B)
                    Gw16: WC
                    Gw18: FH
                    Gw19: BB

                  4. Zladan
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Having used my first wildcard and now so many fires to put out, I’ll be going with the following approach:

                    FH18
                    TC19

                    BB26

                    Need to just load up on the best assets for 19, and hope all the cheapies people bring in to fill the bench for BB19 flop.

                  5. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    My defence is: KWP, Lamptey*, Chilwell*, James*, Mitchell*

                    I have 1 FT

                    Chilwell & James -> Robertson & Dallas -4 is a great move right?

                    1. liverpool01
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Worth it nice fixtures against Westbrom and Newcastle.

                    2. Zladan
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Chilwell* James* Lamptey* Mitchell Justin for me.

                      I will do Chilwell and James to Taylor and TAA (-4)

                      Taylor might get a double in 17 if United Burnley is rearranged to then.

                      My approach will therefore be a 3 at the back TC19 of TAA Taylor Justin.

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Ye I’ll get 1 of Coufal or Taylor in for GW19

                    3. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      yes i think there is more than enough potential upside in that

                    4. Would Ed Woodward
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Looks good although Dallas surely won't keep getting attacking returns and looks like he'll need them, I have him already.

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        He has the fixture this week and a double in 19 and is nailed is my reason

                        Only other options are coufal and Taylor and ll get one for 19

                        TAA or Robertson?

                  6. Corona is not good 4 U
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Who will score more this week?

                      A) Fernandes and Vardy
                      B) de Bruyne and Martial

                      Thank you!

                      1. manu4life99
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Marginally B due to KDB

                    • No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Johnstone
                      Chilwell Coufal Dallas
                      Salah KDB Fernandes Soucek
                      Kane DCL Bamford

                      Steer Taylor Mitchell Alzate
                      1ft 0.5m

                      pretty set on taking chilwell out, who for though:

                      A) Stones - great value, nervous about starts
                      B) Dias - feels more nailed than above, but still a risk
                      C) Matip - quite injury prone, but has a double

                      1. FF Dirtbag
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        I'm drawn to matip...

                        1. No Professionals
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          sounds like you have a problem

                          1. FF Dirtbag
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Well can't afford Robertson without a hit...

                            1. No Professionals
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              it was a joke.

                              yeah i am tempted by matip too

                      2. Kabayan
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Zouma

                    • King Kohli
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Seems like a week for a defender transfer.
                      Unbelievable how so many of the popular defenders are either ruled out or doubtful.

                      Chilwell
                      James
                      Lamptey
                      Vestergaard

                    • Boz
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Matip got any competition for his place? Him or Dier in for James?

                      1. manu4life99
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        No but he is a constant injury risk

                      2. King Kohli
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        His fitness seems to be his only competition.

                      3. No Professionals
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        not really, concern is that he is pretty injury prone and whether he can play 3 times in a week.

                      4. Boz
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Thanks all

                      5. Bram
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Only his own back

                    • manu4life99
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      A) Save FT & start Soucek (Wilson benched)
                      B) Wilson>Adams (bench soucek)

                      I've been set on B all week but with the potential of a dgw17 for BUR/MUN, I might prefer to save FT and look at bringing in the likes of Wood, Rashford etc instead of original plans

                    • TheDragon
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      TAA or Robertson - which one and why?

                      How likely is Robertson to get a rest soon?

                      1. manu4life99
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Robbo if leading (stronger on all stats to date), but TAA if chasing (bigger ceiling)

                      2. King Kohli
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Robertson the better pick but now more expenaive than Taa

                    • unitednations
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      I can get the following team (9 players) for free in gw18. Based on that

                      Martinez -- Forster
                      Dier Lamptey Coufal -- James Taylor
                      Son Kdb Zaha Burke -- Bruno
                      Dcl Kane -- Bamford

                      A: FH19, WC25, BB26 and write off bgw29 with like 4/5 players

                      B: Navigate gw19 with the existing 6dgw players have + convert Kane/Zaha > Salah/Adams to have 8 doublers and 3 sgw players in martinez/kdb/son. This would allow me to BB26 and FH29 unlike A where i only get 4/5 players in gw29.

                      1. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        You won't only have 4/5 players in 29. You have time between 26 and 29 to buy guys to cover.

                        1. unitednations
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          only 3FTs between gw26 and 29.

                          and the 15 doublers i woud bb26 won't play in 29 by the sounds of it

                          1. Camzy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            This is extra reason why I don't like WC25, BB26. You're stuffed for 29.

                            1. unitednations
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              yeah if my team could bb29, then i would go for that but with only 5dgw players (incl james and taylor), its tricky to reaching 11/12dgw players.

                              At best i can reach 8 hence trying to figure out when to WC