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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
    10 months, 5 days ago

    KDB to bruno tonight?

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

      Yes

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Any day

    3. NABIL - I sold TAA GW3
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      In a flash

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      The question really is why have you not got Bruno?

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 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
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 5 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
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 5 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
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 5 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
                10 months, 5 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
    10 months, 5 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
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      B
      City very rarely concede.

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      B looks really nice mate

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A

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

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

    6. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      B but Stones instead of Cancelo for funds

    7. The Big Fella
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      That Hansel is so hot right now

  3. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Probably Kane to Vardy

      1. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Im doing that move in GW 19 probably

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

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

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

    KDB to Mane or Son?

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

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

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Son.

  6. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      10 months, 5 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Think Vardy will rest for Palace and be back for Newcastle

  7. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 5 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
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

    2. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Hi Mark

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        😀

  8. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Yup

    2. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Villa can score 2+ against big teams quite easily though

        1. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          El ghazi better option imo .

        2. AllINeedIsCoffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

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

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Yes. and fixtures not good too.

    4. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

    5. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Nope, not with Barkley coming back

    6. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

    7. Bojam
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 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
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Well said

      2. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 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
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 5 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?).

    8. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 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

    9. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 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
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 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!).

    10. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

    11. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 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. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Thank you, keeping

    12. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Thnx eveyone for your suggestions

    13. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. Bojam
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 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
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 5 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
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

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

          1. Bojam
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 5 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
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

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

    14. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 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
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 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
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 5 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.

  9. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Good moves..

  10. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 5 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Prepare for DGW

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Or copy Mark

      1. Tommyg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        This is excellent advice. Ha

        1. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks

    3. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

  11. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Wow. No Kane/Son

      1. noahzark22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

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

    2. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

  12. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Is Martial likely to start both games in GW19?

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

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

        1. Tommyg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

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

  13. Tabbara
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

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

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

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Stones?

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

  14. Puntillimon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Kdb to son?

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 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
      10 months, 5 days ago

      You want Kane not Son for the games coming up.

      1. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I have Kane. Son v Leeds still scares me

  15. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 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

  16. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Looks good.

  17. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      kdb to son

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 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
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks guys.

  18. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    KDB and Brewster to Raphina and Kane -4?

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Go go go.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      The best KDB out I’ve seen.

  19. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Why mane? Not exactly in fire is he?

      1. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Neither is TAA.

        1. Tommyg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

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

          1. DMP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Mane is a easier route to KDB on GW20.

      2. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Potential I guess. High risk high reward.

        1. Tommyg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 5 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
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 5 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
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Taa

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

      Mane is a easier route to KDB on GW20.

  20. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Go go go.

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Doing exactly this, plz see my post below

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

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

  21. yakirh
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Rumours of Vardy resting for Palace but otherwise fine

  22. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 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
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

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

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          🙂

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 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.

  23. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 5 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. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      B

    3. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 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
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 5 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
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 5 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
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 5 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
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        But Rodgers latest comment about resting Vardy is concerning

  24. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

  25. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

    2. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 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.

  26. Razor425
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 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

  27. BigBillyBass
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Best replacement for KDB?

    Already have Salah, Bruno and Son.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

  28. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 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
      10 months, 5 days ago

      C

    2. NABIL - I sold TAA GW3
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      C

    3. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 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!).

  29. Sanchit
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 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 sold TAA GW3
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      C

    2. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      C out of those

      1. Sanchit
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        What other option would you suggest?

    3. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 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
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

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

  30. The Big Fella
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 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 sold TAA GW3
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Just did Lamptey to Dier.

      Hop on big fella

      1. The Big Fella
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

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

      2. The Big Fella
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 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 sold TAA GW3
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

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

          1. The Big Fella
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 5 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
      10 months, 5 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
        10 months, 5 days ago

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

      2. The Big Fella
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 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
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

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

    3. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Why do you want to get rid of Cresswell

      1. The Big Fella
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 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