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

    Would you make these moves with 2 fts?

    Kdb Brewster > vardy podence

    Salah kdb Bruno son soucek
    Dcl bamford Brewster

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

      Leeds mid for Podence ?

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

        Could get klich

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

      I have similar , wouldn't this move rule out starting Soucek for his decent run if games?

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

        It would, but chances are he comes into play as first sub with rotation looming.

    3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      No guarantee Vardy starts.

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

        Really? Thought he was pretty nailed.

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Easy game, big squad.

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

            Just saw Rodgers comments. Cheers

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

            Could get Kane instead of vardy and a 5.4m mid. Any suggestions for the mid? Thanks

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

              Soucek

            2. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 5 days ago

              Raphina (Leeds).

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

      Sounds like Vardy could be rested.

  2. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    On WC: which two would you have: Son, Kane, Vardy

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

      Son & Vardy

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

      Son and Kane, then switch Kane to Vardy in GW19

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

      Kane owner but Son, Vardy and a little more in the bank for me

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

      Kane (c) vs Leeds

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

      Son & Kane for next few then reassess

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

    Which trio for wildcard? BB19 strategy.

    A) Robbo/Balbuena/Soucek
    B) Cancelo/Justin/Bowen

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

      A and maybe look at a City def gw20.

      Pereira is still hovering as a possible Justin threat soon

  4. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson Cancelo Dallas Coufal
    Salah Son KDB Grealish
    DCL Bamford

    Forster Soucek Brewster Ferguson

    1. Grealish DCL >> Fernandes Wood or Adams (initial DGW19 plan)
    2. KDB >> Fernandes (save 1FT)
    3. KDB DCL >> Fernandes Kane
    4. KDB DCL >> Fernandes Vardy

    Thanks

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

      2FT, 2.9itb

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      3

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

        +1

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

          Even though Vardy plays twice in DGW19 ?

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 12 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            It's only GW16 though.

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

              True, just trying to set up for 19 with FTs but it’s easy to be blinded by that

              Which option would you pick?

              1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 12 Years
                10 months, 5 days ago

                Take the points whilst you can.

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

                  KDB DCL >> Fernandes Kane ??

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

      Probably 3 especially if you plan one of Son or Kane out for dgw 19 or maybe you think they both haul that week which could happen.

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

        Is this because Vardy may be rested? He obvs has 2 games in 19 so thought number 4 would be more popular

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

          I never consider Vardy being rested I considered Kane’s amazing fixtures 16 to 19 even if there is no double.

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

            True true. Thank you

        2. djman102
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Having both Kane and Son through Leeds game myself, then (after FH18), looking at Kane --> Vardy for the double

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

            This plan makes perfect sense, just a bit worried double Spurs is a little overkill based on underlying stats...

            1. djman102
              • 12 Years
              10 months, 5 days ago

              I'm hoping Leeds will be. a Southampton repeat.

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

                High line... you could well be right... I think I’ll go KDB DCL >> Fernandes Kane then

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

    Looks like Vardy might get rested...

    Rodgers on whether #LCFC can afford to rest Tielemans/Vardy in #GW16: "Yes. I'm not prepared to put a level of risk in that means they're going to miss six weeks to two months with an injury. We'll make changes - the number, we'll have to wait and see."

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

    Thoughts on the plan below with the objectives of keeping the FH til later in the season and minimizing hits while doing it?

    Current team

    Mendy

    Robertson Dier Diaz

    Salah Bruno KDB Grealish Soucek

    Watkins Bamford

    Forster Coufal Brewster Bernardo

    GW16 Grealish to Son for free
    GW 18 with 2 ft
    Robertson and Watkins
    To Cancelo and Wilson
    Gets 7 out if I count Brewster

    Gw19
    Cancelo and Wilson
    To Robertson and Antonio for a hit
    Giving 8 dgwers plus Son,KDB and Dias
    With Dier for bench cover and TC Salah

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

      I am also thinking Mendy to Ederson in 18
      Over Robertson to Cancelo
      As I need nailed player if only getting 6 or 7 out.

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

      Looks like a different but good strategy

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

        Cheers Getting to a BB would have cost too many hits.
        FH or not is debatable but I never liked the fixtures.
        I get that there is 3 weeks to get players in between the next dgw and blank but I want to attack that double hard the a Wc and then FH.

    3. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Don't rate the strategy. Think of it this way: The optimal is 33 potential games for your starting XI over the two gameweeks (ignoring chips, captains and benching/injury etc). Your strategy of 7 in blank and 7 dgw players is leaving 8 games on the table. 16pts at worst. You should be aiming to use FH to make up those 16pts.

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

        Fair enough but it’s not like I don’t get them when most wont have the option.

  7. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    It pleasantly surprises me that McCarthy has risen to 4.7 tonight when he has
    WHU, LIV, blank and lei/lee in GW16 -19. Might get save points but I can't see many clean sheets.

    I was thinking of transferring him to Pope on my GW16 WC who has SHU, FUL and then him to Fabianski - BUR/WBA in GW19, with Darlow shu, in my GW18 FH team.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I can’t see many cleanies either, especiallywithout Vestergaard for a good few games.
      Plan sounds decent

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

        Thanks 🙂

    2. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      You shouldn't be planning to transfer your keeper straight after a wild card. Low ceiling position.

  8. PastaConcerto
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Any news on Coufal out for paternity leave tomorrow?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      No point stressing it now.

      1. PastaConcerto
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I just wondered if anyone had news....if Coufal is granted paternity leave I'll get Watkins 11 pts autosub.

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Hopefully he plays and has a baby celebration.

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

            This

          2. PastaConcerto
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Hahaha...yeah that would be memorable...throw in a CS too!

        2. Uncle Gamst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          I would be happy for you but rather he played as he's in my team 😉

          1. PastaConcerto
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Out of our hands I guess, either way would be grand.

            1. Rojo's Modern Life
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 5 days ago

              Such is life friend

  9. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Not too sure on what to do with KDB

    Martinez
    Robertson - Dallas - Dias
    Raphinha - Son - Salah - KDB - Bruno
    DCL - Bamford
    _______________________________
    Forster: Brewster: Mitchell: Dunne

    Got no FH so how about this for a really rough plan?

    KDB + Brewster > Anguissa + Kane (switch to 343)

    Then use the extra funds to work in Coufal & maybe Holding (a 4.4m def)

    Then before the double GW do Kane > Vardy

    Hard without a FH but this is is just a rough plan, as I expect to Kane to play more over perhaps a rested Vardy over coming games.

    Cheers

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Forgot to mention, Blank Gameweek 18 I’ve decided to just rough it out and prioritise DGW 19, I can’t balance both GW’s having a share in each, so one has to take precedence.

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I'd focus on City and Spurs.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers TM, i half forgot about Spurs there for a moment as they play in 18.
        Well I already have 2 city, and would bring Kane in and a mid of anywhere up to 5.8. Perhaps Gundogan if fit?
        At the same time don’t wanna go overkill with them as I need a few more DGW’ers also.

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Or, just damn keep KDB hehe

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

      See my post above I have FH but want to save it. I also have KDB and Brewster who play in 18 and no way I would consider losing them.
      Also you have Son for the good fixtures ahead so hopefully that is enough without having Kane too.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah just took a look before, sounds good. If I keep KDB and Brewster then that leaves me with 6 players for the blank.
        Would leave me with 6 also for the DGW as it stands but can work 2-3 more in the maybe with a hit/hits.
        Turns out I actually do have a balance I guess after all? 🙂

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Yours looks like a decent strategy and something I could kind of adopt myself, could consider swapping Wilson in and out then go with Vardy for the double perhaps

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

            Sounds good and we can keep deluding ourselves that Brewster counts for 18 🙂

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

              Maybe not 75 minutes today!!!

              1. Salah’s Sonnet
                • 10 Years
                10 months, 5 days ago

                Cool. Haha yeah we can, think he’ll do ok’ish over the double as he’ll be needed anyway.
                Sounds good then for the time being, can relax a bit more now about it haha!

            2. Rojo's Modern Life
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 5 days ago

              Time for a rethink brother. Read my reply above. Self delusion is the only type there is.

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

                Do I get a rank drop over 18 and 19? Almost certainly. I will be on cloud 9 if I do not - maybe Salah goes mental and blocks the BB but yes most BB will C Salah anyway. For the next double I have BB after a WC and FH for the blank that follows that’s where I gain.

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

    Martinez,Peacock-farrel
    Robortson, Coufal, Dallas,Taylor, Mitchell
    Bruno, KDB , Salah, Podence,Bissouma
    Adams, Kane, Bamford
    bank: 0.1m, FT: 1

    Based on gw 19 which is the best

    A. Martinez -> Meslier
    B. KDB, peacock -> Maddison/pulisic, fabianski(-4)
    C. any other

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

      Save or KDB to Son

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

        Yes my plan is like kdb to Maddison and nex gw or 18 kane to firmino and podence to son.
        Is this fine ?

        Which one to take as goal keepr for 19

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

          Don't like maddy, but yeah good looking moves if you don't mind losing kane
          Firmino interesting pick though.

          I'd play Martinez in 19. Obviously get another gk if you FH

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

            K fine i am.plannimg to take fh on 18. I think son is ok as firmino is good . Otherwise need vardy but not have that mid yo play double. Alternative is pulisic..

            Fabianski or McCarthy is good?

    2. djman102
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      With Fulham and esp. Leeds next I'd consider KDB to Son now

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

        K thank you

  11. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Would u do KDB > Rashford. Or keep the faith?

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

      I would

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

      Keep plus no blank

      1. Sturridge Wars
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I’m free hitting game week 18

  12. Trovsmash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Best vestegaard replacements?
    Own coufal, lamptey, robertson, dias.

    A. Dallas
    B. Taylor
    C. Bednarek / KWP

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

      B

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

      B

  13. Steiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    DCL + KDB > Kane + Son for a -4...?

    Gives me this.

    McCarthy
    Robertson Taylor Cancelo
    Salah Fernandes Son Grealish Soucek
    Kane Bamford

    Will wait till tonight’s games.

    TIA

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

      I have that front 7 PLUS DCL. No liv defender though, but still got dias Dier dallas taylor which I think is decent enough.

      So yeah why not

    2. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      No point smashing into Spurs now. Fulham defence has tightened up. No hammering in prospect.

    3. Pitch Perfect
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I'd say that repays itself over next three. Yeah.

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

    Repost

    Bench 1 please

    A. Taylor (SHU)
    B. Dier (FUL)
    C. Dias (eve)
    D. Dallas (wba)

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

      D if any

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Dias. Chances of getting rested and don't see Everton not scoring

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

        Yeah torn between C and D

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Dallas has greater attacking threat, especially if he plays in midfied, and chance of CS.

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

            Yeah good points. Burnt by not playing my 'best' players many times though 😉

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

      D

    4. KING KOUNDER
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Dallas , very tight though.

  15. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 5 days ago

    McCarthy Forster
    Dallas Justin TAA Dias Kilman
    Grealish KDB Salah Bruno Riedewald
    Bamford Watkins Wilson

    Any help be appreciated guys.

    What do you think the best chip strategy from here is?

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

      FT? $ Itb?

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

        1ft 0.1itb

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

          Save monitor Wilson.

          That team is good enough for bgw18, no need to FH.so you can FH, TC in 19, or BB if you can still improve your bench

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

            Or you can FH in 18 to bring in Kane and Son if you have FOMO

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

              I was thinking the cost to get a full 15 for BB would counter the effect of the chip so leaning towards FH18 & TC19.

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

                Having Bruno & Salah kills my chance of building for bgw18 and fh19

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

                Yes FH18 and TC19 looks best for you.

                I've no FH left, so might just TC in 19

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

    Was planning to do DCL to Vardy this week. Hold off after Rodgers' comments or still go for it?

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

      Hold

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      What did he say?

      Last season, he made 9 changes after the boxing day fixture when he had 1 day gap. Evans and Schmeichel were the only ones who started both games. Although, losing 0-4 to Liverpool would've also had some say in it.

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

        He said they will make changes.

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

          He said he wouldn’t risk him ..

    3. KING KOUNDER
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Risky, do it only if you can't make it next week.

  17. Alchemist023
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Question. if i make no transfer GW17 then free hit GW18 (blank GW). For GW19 (double GW) will i have one or two free transfers available. essentially does using the free hit wipe your saved transfer from previous gw

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

      1

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Wipes your FT. You'll go back to 1.

    3. KING KOUNDER
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Just the 1 free transfer

  18. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    I'm currently building towards fielding 9/10 players in GW 18 and FH in 19 - Difficult spot as I feel it's time to part ways with DCL and KDB but both Everton and City have games in the blank. Probably not a good idea to be pondering this after several beers....

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

      Keep DCL sell KDB.

      People will disagree.

      But hey i benched Mo in gw14, what do I know

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        You finished 38th in 2015. You know a bit.

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

          🙂

  19. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Martínez
    Stones | Dallas | Coufal
    Salah | Fernandes | Son | Grealish
    Kane | DCL | Bamford

    Forster | Taylor | Mitchell | Burke

    Is the consensus that gw19 will be the best opportunity to bench boost?
    I personally was going to save and use with a second wildcard, however, could use my 1.8m ITB over the next few weeks to build a bench.

    Forster to Johnstone
    Mitchell to Alioski
    & Burke to Soucek

    What are your overall thoughts?

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      FH 18 or no?

      1. djman102
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Nvm-you'd still have 3 FT to do those. I'd plan for it myself; if you would end up needing to take multiple hits, you can always abandon the plan.

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

          yes FH GW18.
          BB GW19 would be the above plan.

  20. KING KOUNDER
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    A) Saka
    B ) Martinelli

    Don't ask me why 😀

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

      Why?

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

      Saka

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

      A

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

        B, think he will have more chances with Auba in 9.

  21. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    1 million to 300k in 3 GW’s... eating casuals for fun

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Good luck being there at end of GW.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I know mate... will be unlucky not to be 200k 😆

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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          • 12 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Spurs & TAA decide that.
          Should have played Coufal as you listed yesterday.

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Casuals benched James

  22. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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    • 12 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Any cheaper mid worth(7.5) losing Grealish for a hit next GW?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Strange. Grealish ranks first in the entire game in overall stats (ICT index). He was unlucky not to haul against Palace. Most obvious season keeper for his price, along with DCL

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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        • 12 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Palace are probably the worst team atm.
        You are DCL's biggest fan for sure.

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

      Bad run of fixtures but for his price he's a season keeper imo

    3. davies
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I’m doing Grealish/DCL > Raphinha/Vardy for a hit fwiw

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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        • 12 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Don't get Vardy

        1. davies
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          He will play

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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            • 12 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Check Scout tweets.

    4. JJeyy
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      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      No. Unless you need a hit to field 11 double gameweek players, if so Raphinha

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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        • 12 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Mainly for next GW.
        He'll probably be gone by the DGW if BB'ing.

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

          Don’t prefer TC in 19, so you can set up a better BB with wildcard later?

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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            • 12 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Guess it depends on the form of the benchies.

    5. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Raphinba

    6. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Neto/Podence can work

    7. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Cheers all.

    8. GoonSquad
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Not a single player unless a big downgrade equals an equally bug upgrade elsewhere like DCL to Kane for instance.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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        Cheers.

  23. Siva Mohan
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    should I keep KDB if not FHing in BGW18?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Depends if you are missing any key premium assets for next 2

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        may bring in Mane/Robertson with cash.. owning KDB is frustrating this season

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

      interesting one. depends who you have / who you haven't got.

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

      Got rid for Son who could match him in the BGW and he has Leeds too

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        own Son .. mids & forwards

        Salah | Son | Bruno | KDB
        Che | Bamford | DCL

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

          Kdb DCL to Kane Maddison?

          1. Siva Mohan
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            bought DCL at 7.0 .. have to think about losing him

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

              Lost him a couple weeks ago...no regrets.

  24. olidooley
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    WC team....A or B?

    A)
    McCarthy Johnstone
    TAA Coufal Dallas Taylor Balbuena
    Salah Bruno Rashford Raphinha Soucek
    Kane Bamford Adams

    (Kane/Taylor TO Vardy/James for GW19)

    B)
    McCarthy Johnstone
    TAA Coufal Taylor Thiago Silva Diaz
    Salah Bruno Grealish Raphinha Soucek
    Kane Bamford Adams

    (Keeping Kane, Grealish and Dias as SGWers for the double)

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      B for me

  25. davies
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    If I get Kane over Vardy this week, I’ll either lose a transfer due to FH in 18 or do Kane > Vardy next week...

    Thoughts?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      See how Kane does.

  26. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Am I missing a memo? Why are you guys moving out KDB?

    I’ve been trying to fit him in my squad for the last few gws

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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      10 months, 5 days ago

      At least you didn't get him.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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        But he will haul soon for sure.
        Penalty can't be far away.

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

      Are u watching premier league? Cant even score vs newcastle. Look at the one he misses against newcastle. Joke. Even i can score

  27. Maxim Tsigalko
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    • 10 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Saving my wildcard for a later date, have to take -4 to get the full squad up together for BBDGW19. FH GW18 as most are!

    Here’s my final side for GW19

    Johnstone/McCarthy

    Chilwell/Zouma/Coufal/Taylor/Robbo

    Salah(c)/Fernandez/Soucek/Mane/Raphinha

    Adams/Bamford/Martial or Antonio

    All depends on injuries/covid etc but I’ve had a bit of luck with existing players and done some building these past few weeks.

    Any thoughts are welcome

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Spurs can destroy you.

      1. Maxim Tsigalko
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        • 10 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I have Son atm, but he will down grade to Raphinha for GW19

  28. Siva Mohan
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Martinez* | 4.0
    Dallas | Zouma | Dias* | Bednarek | Mitchell*
    Son* | Bruno | KDB* | Salah | Burke*
    Bamford | Che | DCL*

    2 FT & 0.7 ITB

    BGW - 5 players + Burke & Mitchell
    DGW - 7 players

    already used 1st WC and planning to bring in more DGW players

    would you FH18 and TC19 with above team?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I don't think you will need FH in BGW. Among all popular options of BGW, you are only missing out on Kane. You can get him with double switch if required.

      You have 5FTs till BGW plus 1 for DGW. Out of those 5, using couple of them for BGW and other for DGW will solve the problem.

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        cheers HOLMES

  29. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Tricky to find any decent mid-price midfielder for upcoming weeks, especially if looking for someone with a game in BGW.

    Saka? Neto/Podence? El Ghazi? Zaha? 😮

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

      Sigurdsson?

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers, having Dominic from Everton already feels too much 😀

  30. MaRooney 5
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Who scores more in GW16:

    K. ane
    B. runo?

    1. Maxim Tsigalko
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      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Kane

      Bruno won’t want to go HAM on his fellow countrymen