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Huge backing for Salah captaincy as Wildcard template for DGW19 forms

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) was handed the armband by huge swathes of the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers in Gameweek 15.

The Egyptian has accrued the largest captaincy backing in a single round at this level so far in 2020/21.

A whopping 82.8% of the top 10k chose Salah as their skipper ahead of an appealing home meeting with West Bromwich Albion.

The Baggies have conceded 29 goals in 14 league matches this season, an average of 2.1 per game, while Salah has blanked just once at Anfield in 2020/21.

As a result, it is no surprise to see so many high-level managers captaining him for Gameweek 15. 

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) was the second-most popular captain among the top 10k but still only managed the support of 5.2% for his home meeting with Newcastle.

That makes for a majority of 77.5 percentage points between Salah and De Bruyne.

And those who handed the armband to the Belgian had no joy on Saturday, with the City playmaker taking only appearance and clean sheet points away from the 2-0 win over Newcastle United.

Meanwhile, we can expect the top 10k to deploy a flurry of Wildcards in Gameweek 16 considering the chip usage for the latest round.

As you can see from the bar chart above, only 1.9% of these managers assembled a new squad for Gameweek 15 – a fact perhaps influenced in some part by the proximity to Christmas Day and a desire to leave Blank Gameweek 18/Double Gameweek 19 planning to the last possible moment.

That takes the total usage for the Wildcard to 81.6% among the top 10k with just one deadline left before the first one expires.

That means almost one in five of the top 10k have less than two days left to use the first Wildcard.

As is to be expected with some of the early frontrunners at this stage of the season, a fair chunk have already eaten into their chip allowance.

Almost one in three of this leading bunch have used two or more of their chips, with 2.9% now only having a second Wildcard in their locker.

But what of the 191 managers who played their first Wildcard ahead of the Gameweek 15 deadline?

As the graphic above illustrates, many of them have Double Gameweek 19 – and a possible Bench Boost – on their minds.

Ten of the 15-man template above have two fixtures in Gameweek 19, while Son Heung-min (£9.7m) and Harry Kane (£11.0m) have very favourable matches in the shorter term.

Almost two-thirds of the Wildcarders kept hold of Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m), interestingly, although what many may have deemed a favourable match-up against Sheffield United on Boxing Day may have been his last hurrah and the blank at Bramall Lane may hasten his departure from some of these teams.

De Bruyne and Chelsea defenders are the big losers in the above squad.

As for the most-owned players in the top 10k overall, there were two changes to the ‘template’ squad above from Gameweek 14.

Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) and Reece James (£5.1m), who were both flagged with injuries before blanking at the Emirates, have been replaced by Stuart Dallas (£4.7m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.3m).

Chilwell and James’ ownerships both dropped by more than half among the top 10k ahead of Gameweek 15.

Statistics taken from LiveFPL.net

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  1. iveseenitall
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    KDB to bruno tonight?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yes

    2. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Any day

    3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      In a flash

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      The question really is why have you not got Bruno?

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        There’s no need for that. You can’t climb rank if you own the same players as everyone else. People try different things.

        1. AllINeedIsCoffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          That's not true. You climb rank by scoring the most points. Doesn't matter where they come from. Even if it were, you'd fall down quickly by ignoring the best value players just because the majority owns them.

          1. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            What he said is actually true. If everyone owned exactly the same players then the game would grind to a halt, no rank changes would be possible. Doesn't invalidate your arguments though. You need to score points and pick the best players to do that. Finding some good differentials is necessary if you want to do really well overall, but at the same time you also need to have (most of) the highly owned and high scoring players.

            1. AllINeedIsCoffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Of course, but that's an argument in a vacuum that really doesn't matter because our teams are not the same, but my primary point was that saying that you don't need the best value players because they're owned by the top managers is simply wrong. You need the players you think are going to be the best players, you may need players that you know are going to be scoring the most points. You definitely can/sometimes need to climb rank by owning them, while not picking all the same (we can't after all, we have different team values and we don't agree on which players are the best point/million players). You need differentials, sure, but they too should be irrelevant of ownership. Sometimes you'll maybe not go ahead of the top managers by owning the popular players but often you'll be guaranteed to fall behind without them. Liverpool players last season are a good example.

              I think the whole concept of ownership as a decision maker in this game to be bonkus, perhaps with the only difference being in a mini league where you're behind and the only way to win is by not catching up points but instead gambling on a short term differentisl, but it's so rare that even then it's barely worth thinking about.

              Maybe I got lucky but I got top 3k last season and I don't once think about ownership. I just think about how many points I think each million spent is going to grant me.

              I don't think that you disagree with me, I just didn't like the advice on ignoring players because they're owned by so many.

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                It wasn’t advice on ignoring players because of their ownership, it was pretty much telling the guy above that you don’t need to own the same players as everyone else to do well and sometimes you can’t as well.

                I’m sure you could not have owned Bruno once this season and instead owned the likes of Salah, Son, Kane and done very well.

                I agree with what you’re saying about just getting the most points as possible. I follow that rule, everyone does. But near the end of the season, if I’m trying to win a mini league or climb big rank, I can’t then just own and captain the exact same players as those ahead.

  2. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Robbo + Coufal set in stone. Options for rest of defence, WC16:

    A) Dier, Justin, Dallas
    B) Cancelo, Taylor, Balbuena
    C) Taylor, Justin, Dallas + 0.5 ITB

    1. iveseenitall
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      A

    2. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      B
      City very rarely concede.

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      B looks really nice mate

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      A

    5. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Cheers all! Between A and B. Will consider Stones for Dier too in A

    6. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      B but Stones instead of Cancelo for funds

    7. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      That Hansel is so hot right now

  3. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Hey, those who will WC and FH in gw 18. Which move are you doing in GW 17 because you will burn transfer if you hold transfer before FH right?

    Thinking to get JWP and then sell him for Maddison in GW 17

    1. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Probably Kane to Vardy

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Im doing that move in GW 19 probably

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Is Stephens a good pick now on WC? Vestegaard out until GW20!

  5. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    KDB to Mane or Son?

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Depends if you have Kane or Salah. I have both and leaning towards Son...

    2. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Son.

  6. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Rodgers gets asked - "Can you afford to rest Vardy"

    Answer - Yes. Talks about quick turn around etc..

    Was gonna get Vardy in but think it's a risk especially with those comments

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      And he will rest him. He knows he is the key to his season. Without him they would be toothless.

    2. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Think Vardy will rest for Palace and be back for Newcastle

  7. Vazza
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I don't think I've ever been more reluctant to play an FPL Wildcard. The potential to break things seems far greater than the likelihood it will be used for good.

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        If you are happy only do the minimum you need to.

      2. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Hi Mark

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          😀

    • PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Would you look to sell grealish?

      - not taking any shots at all
      - off most of the set pieces
      - players missing his assists

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yup

      2. marcos11
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Gonna get rid of him for now and potentially look to get back in when his fixtures change

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Villa can score 2+ against big teams quite easily though

            1. acidicleo
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              El ghazi better option imo .

            2. AllINeedIsCoffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Any team can. Doesn't mean it's wise to rely on it.

        • acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Yes. and fixtures not good too.

        • Vazza
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Barkley is going to be back soon which would raise his credibility

          • Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Nope, not with Barkley coming back

          • HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            What Marcos said
            I’m looking at Kdb Grealish to Son Rashford myself

          • Bojam
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Nope. I own Watkins too and they both stay. One of the most attacking teams in the league and they can score a few against anyone. Inconsistent for sure but for the prices you pay (~7.5m for Grealish, ~6m for Watkins) you expect this. Patience is a virtue in this game!

            1. Ron_Swanson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Well said

            2. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Agree with the most, but why the hell did he stop taking shots at all 🙂
              Earlier he could cut inside from the left and take shots regularly from distance

              1. Bojam
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Playing more centrally at the moment with Barkley out. Expect him to shift back to the left when Barkley takes back the #10 position. Probably suits him more to drift in from the flank though he has delivered decent FPL returns recently (last week was it?).

          • Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            No - Che and Man Utd hardly solid at the back atm and his fixtures gw20-30 rock so I'd want him back. 2 dgw yet to schedule too.

            I'm FH19 and only paid 7.0m for him though so also want him gw18

          • Tommyg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Should have had two assists easily as well if Watkins could finish. Very unfortunate not to have a better score. He's a hold for me.

            1. Bojam
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Totally agree. And Watkins will come good. Off day for sure (don't forget the perfect hatrick vs Pool and the brace vs Arsenal!).

          • Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            If I didn’t need him for 18 I would sell.

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            No. I think Grealish has looked extremely good over the last few weeks. He's also a good price. People treat him like he's KdB price. He's not. He's less than 8m.

            1. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Thank you, keeping

          • PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Thnx eveyone for your suggestions

          • Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Villa gw20-30 .......
            bur sou WHU ARS bha LEI lee WOL new shu FUL

            1. Bojam
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Yep. Keep the Villa contingent. Martinez looking like a proper season keeper. Grealish and Watkins excellent value. Traore also beginning to stake a claim. Not convinced by El Ghazi but he's returning at the moment.

              1. camarozz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Playing with 10 men for 45 mins and still looked dangerous. Actually thinking of getting Watkins too. Gonna turn those performances into goals very soon

              2. Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                I'd stay clear of Traore/El Ghazi atm with Barkley likely back after Chelsea but agreed.

                1. Bojam
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  I'm set on Martinez, Grealish & Watkins for the forseeable. They've done me well. Don't see any reason to change with those fixtures coming up. And Villa's record against the bigger teams this season suggests goals are possible in any game.

            2. Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Will it be good for Grealish? Good for Villa is not my concern. I want my share of points

          • Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            - Al Ghazi is feasting on shots instead of give and go
            - Mings, Hause and Konsa are all monsters for headers, real threats
            - Watkins is not a super sharp knife

            1. Bojam
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              OK he misses some good chances. So does Bamford. But they both play in attacking teams and are both capable of picking up goals or assists in any game. Watkins has 3 double digit returns so far this season (the same number as KDB!). At that price he represents a bargain.

              1. Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                I think I will own Watkins and not Grealish

                Watkins gets the goals and is a frantic shooter.

                If FPL gave JG the bonus he deserves, things would change for me.

        • fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          My plan is to free hit in gw18 and probably use the triple captain chip in gw19. So for now, gw16, I could do the below move - stupid or not?

          Grealish + Wilson -> Soucek + Kane

          Martínez
          Coufal, Robertson, Taylor
          Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
          Wilson, Bamford, Ings

          Button, Burke, Lamptey, Douglas
          2 free transfer, 2.6 million in the bank

          1. acidicleo
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Good moves..

        • Vazza
            3 months, 16 days ago

            I still have my first wildcard and here is my current team

            —————McCarthy—————
            ——Dias Zouma Robertson——
            Salah Bruno Son Grealish Soucek
            —————Kane DCL—————
            Subs: C. Taylor, Fodder x 3

            0.0 ITB, WC, FH and BB available

            Any suggestions on how I should play the WC please?

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Prepare for DGW

            2. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Or copy Mark

              1. Tommyg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                This is excellent advice. Ha

                1. Vazza
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Thanks

              2. Gandalf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                The consensus with WC still available is FH 18 BB 19, so prepare a team for GW19

            3. noahzark22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Lloris
              FUL (H)
              Dallas, Robertson, Walker-Peters
              Soucek, Fernandes, Salah, Mané
              Rodrigo, Bamford, Adams

              Johnstone, Bowen, Bednarek, Justin

              WC active.
              FH 18, BB 19.

              1. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Wow. No Kane/Son

                1. noahzark22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  yeah, Son is the one I'm looking at instead of Mane

              2. noahzark22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Obviiously tomorrow's games will have some effect on my time

            4. acidicleo
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Is Martial likely to start both games in GW19?

              1. Tommyg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                He's not quite on it is he. Wouldn't be massively shocked to see him dropped.

                1. acidicleo
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Hmm can't stretch to Vardy.
                  Hope ings is fit by then..

                  1. Tommyg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Worth keeping an eye on Antonio for that double. If he's fit he's straight in my side.

            5. Tabbara
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Thoughts on this WC draft

              McCarthy Johnstone
              Taylor Dias Robertson Balbuena Coufal
              Salah Fernandes Son Raphinha Soucek
              Kane Rodrigo Bamford

              0.3 ITB
              Sadly cant get adams
              Thx

              1. Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                You could if you lost Dias? I'm assuming you are FH18 BB19 with that side

                1. Tabbara
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  yes, but not to confident with chelsea defense and no other options

                  1. Bram
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Stones?

              2. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Too much Leeds up front. One of raphinha or Rodrigo is enough imo.

            6. Puntillimon
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Kdb to son?

              1. Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Not for me yet but sorely tempted and Son could push me too it tomorrow

              2. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                You want Kane not Son for the games coming up.

                1. Bram
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  I have Kane. Son v Leeds still scares me

            7. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Defenders are

              Coufal Dias Robertson ( Mitchell Lewis)

              As free transfer which do you prefer
              Lewis to ( planning FH 18 and TC Salah in 19)

              A Justin
              B Dallas
              C Taylor
              D Dier
              E Cancelo

            8. DV8R
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              RMWCT, FH18/BB19

              McCarthy | Johnstone
              TAA | Dallas | Justin | Coufal | Taylor
              Salah | Son | Bruno | Raphinha | Soucek
              Vardy | Bamford | Adams

              0.5m itb. Any changes?

              1. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Looks good.

            9. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              What to do.... planning to go into 18 with 7 or 8 max. Then FH 19 or even just TC Salah in 19. Either way don’t know what to do with 2FT and 0ITB. Any suggestions?

              Martinez
              Dias Dier Coufal
              Salah Bruno KDB grealish
              Kane Bamford DCL

              Steer Soucek Casey Douglas.

              1. noahzark22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                kdb to son

              2. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Maybe Son for KDB allows for a DGW keeper or maybe another DGW player in GW19 instead of your 2nd and 3rd bench (eg Dallas or Zouma)

              3. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Thanks guys.

            10. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              KDB and Brewster to Raphina and Kane -4?

              1. DMP
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Go go go.

              2. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                The best KDB out I’ve seen.

            11. DMP
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Kane/Son to Mane and Vardy on GW19, or keep Son and go with TAA instead of Mane?

              1. Tommyg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Why mane? Not exactly in fire is he?

                1. DMP
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Neither is TAA.

                  1. Tommyg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Well quite. Think you've answered your own question there....

                    1. DMP
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Mane is a easier route to KDB on GW20.

                2. DMP
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Potential I guess. High risk high reward.

                  1. Tommyg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Fair play then mate. Don't really go for tactics like this, especially when there are so many good options.

                    All the best though man. You might be a genius.

                    1. DMP
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Mane to KDB for WBA,SHU and Burnley after GW19 only at the reach of genious like me. Fair enough mate.

              2. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Taa

              3. DMP
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Mane is a easier route to KDB on GW20.

            12. Breezyy
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              KDB and Lamptey -> Son (have Kane) and Robertson ( have Trent) looks good right? (-4).

              1. DMP
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Go go go.

              2. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Doing exactly this, plz see my post below

                1. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Not related to the comment, but seeing your nickname, I think better combo would be Brunogba 😀

            13. yakirh
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Thoughts on KDB & DCL -> Son Vardy (-4) ?

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Rumours of Vardy resting for Palace but otherwise fine

            14. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Planning to get a TAA/Robbo

              Replace:
              A) Dallas
              B) Taylor
              C) Coufal

              With:
              1) TAA
              2) Robbo

              1. AllINeedIsCoffee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                You don't want to drop Coufal or Dallas before the double gameweek. We're bringing these players in, not out.

                1. Bojam
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Who is "we"? The collective genius behind the FFS "template"?

                  1. Bram
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    🙂

              2. Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                A2 although Dallas is current flavour of the month. TAA will likely be the man again at some point but newly back from injury still and Robbo is playing great.

            15. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Gonna lose KdB, DCL and Mitchell. I have 2 FTs so this will only cost -4

              A) Vardy, TAA, Raphinha
              B) Mane, Adams, Taylor

              Which is better?

              1. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                A

              2. STEP rOVERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                B

              3. Tommyg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Don't like either tbh...

                Always found vardy frustrating to own. Guess you could say the same for kdb at the moment.

                Gonna keep an eye on Antonios fitness. Could be a good differential for the double if he's fit in time. Don't fancy DCL to find his scoring boots again?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Vardy you have to stick with for a while.

                  I could get Robertson too over TAA as long as Johnstone doesn't go up in price.

                  1. Tommyg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Yeah never had that patients. Very unpredictable. Scores when you don't really expect him to.

                    By the numbers robbo looks the better pick imho, heard that taa is getting a rest tomorrow as well??

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  I'm not very optimistic about DCL. I don't like that he has no service. Now seems the perfect time to cash out.

              4. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                A

                1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  But Rodgers latest comment about resting Vardy is concerning

            16. Iceball
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Have 8 DGW players and KDB Grealish DCL
              Now first thinking is doing KDB to Son now and lose Grealish or DCL next week. FH18 and Son to Mane for 19. KDB back for gw20+ probably. Have no Spurs but might also get Mane now. Hokey cokey worth it? Just get Son and worry about else later?

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                I think Son for FUL LEE shu is a little too good to pass on.

            17. fedolefan
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              We think Holding is nailed on to start? Just worry about a Luiz and Mari partnership next week.

              1. Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Short term yes but longer term may be a concern - i.e. by gw18

              2. aleksaa2
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                He is, he was rested against MCI on Tuesday, so he could play in the PL. Luiz is ill at the moment and he is one of the worst defenders in the world when they play with back 4, so my guess is even if he comes back, they'll play Holding, Mari, Luiz with Tierney and Bellerin as WBs.

            18. Razor425
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Best options on WC:

              1. Alioski, Balbuena, Kane, Bamford
              2. Dias, Matip, Vardy, Bobby Reid

              Option 1 means probably Kane + 4.5m mid > Rashford/Reid or Martial/Bowen for DGW while option 2 means Dias + 4.5m mid > Raphina/Balbuena

            19. BigBillyBass
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Best replacement for KDB?

              Already have Salah, Bruno and Son.

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Best like for like is Mane. But the answer is going to depend on your DGW strategy.

            20. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              On WC. Johnstone is my other GK.

              A. McCarthy KWP Lowton
              B. Areola KWP Taylor
              C. McCarthy Stephens Taylor

              1. Bleh
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                C

              2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                C

              3. Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                A - Stephens is an issue in the waiting which I'd avoid on wc (unless Pool buy Vesta in Jan ofc and they do like buying Saints!).

            21. Sanchit
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Have Bruno Salah Son and can't take Mane coz 3 liverpool.

              Kdb to :
              A. Rashford
              B. Pulisic
              C. Kane -4

              1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                C

              2. Bleh
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                C out of those

                1. Sanchit
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  What other option would you suggest?

              3. Sanchit
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                C will also mean another hit to probably get rid of all spurs players to maximise DGW players

                1. Bram
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  C - Kane's sgw could outscore most dgw options easily

            22. The Big Fella
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Should I do Cresswell to Dier tonight before the price rise despite Spurs playing tomorrow? It screams risk at me but those Spurs fixtures are so good..........

              1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Just did Lamptey to Dier.

                Hop on big fella

                1. The Big Fella
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Can't afford it mate! It is either Cresswell or nothing. Lamptey to Coufal is the next move.

                2. The Big Fella
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Also, can I ask why you benched Mo GW14? You can't surely have thought that Soucek against Chelsea would outscore Mo against Palace???

                  1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Was afraid of mo 1 point cameo. Was a stupid move.

                    1. The Big Fella
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      I mean if Palace hadn't been so horrible, it could well have been the case and congrats for working out he wouldn't play too. One of those things!

              2. ALI_G
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                unless you are priced out - no

                I did AWB to Vest a few days back and it came back to bite me

                I now need to use another transfer to get rid of Vest who is out for a month

                If I waited for the presser I would have got Bednarek

                1. ALI_G
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  it also cost me a CS today as I had to use Konsa as Vest didn't play

                2. The Big Fella
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Hmmmmmmm yeah I will wait. I thought it was exact money but I actually have 0.1 ITB. Cheers

                3. The Big Fella
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Another issue is if he plays tomorrow, he probably won't play next GW as it is 2 days after

              3. Sanchit
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Why do you want to get rid of Cresswell

                1. The Big Fella
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  I don't want to get rid of Cresswell per se, I want a Spurs defender in my team and being the most expensive defender I own, he is the only one I can sell to buy one in. I will be getting Coufal soon