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The FPL Round-Up: Ings update, Rodgers’ rotation and Watkins ‘hat-trick’

Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United

  • Goals: Harvey Barnes (£6.7m), Axel Tuanzebe (£4.2m) own goal | Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), Bruno Fernandes (£11.0m)
  • Assists: James Maddison (£7.1m), Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) | Fernandes, Edinson Cavani (£7.8m)
  • Bonus: Fernandes x3, Luke Shaw (£4.8m) x2, Youri Tielemans (£6.4m)

Bruno Fernandes‘ (£11.0m) seventh double-digit return of the season couldn’t stop Leicester City scrapping to a point in a lively lunchtime encounter at the King Power Stadium.

The Manchester United midfielder set up Marcus Rashford‘s (£9.5m) first-half opener, albeit from a lucky deflection, before latching on to an Edinson Cavani (£7.8m) pass and steering a shot past Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m) as the game entered the final 20 minutes.

Maximum bonus took Fernandes to 12 points on the day – the fifth time he’s hit double figures in away matches.

Leicester’s most popular player, the 25.7%-owned Jamie Vardy (£10.1m), had a quiet day until the 86th minute, when his shot went in off Axel Tuanzebe (£4.2m) for an own goal and an assist for the forward.

The Foxes’ other strike came from Harvey Barnes (£6.7m), who was handed a third straight start and scored for the first time since Gameweek 10.

The assist came from James Maddison (£7.1m), his first return since a monster 16-point haul in Gameweek 12.

Fernandes’ fine form has earned him an early lead in the race to be Gameweek 16’s most popular transfer-in, although the Red Devils’ schedule – visits from Wolves and Aston Villa before a Gameweek 18 blank – is not exactly inspirational.

Leicester also have an upcoming blank, with trips to Crystal Palace and Newcastle offering the prospect of returns before that.

Gameweek 16 could see Brendan Rodgers ring the changes, however, with the Leicester boss saying after full-time:

There’ll be one or two players that have just come back that there will be question marks over and that we’ll need to have a look at. The likes of Tim Castagne, who has just come back from a hamstring injury, are we going to risk that 48.5 hours later?

Yes [I could rest Jamie Vardy or Youri Tielemans]. 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.

As for United, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) missed out and Victor Lindelof (£4.8m) was forced off with a recurrence of his back problem midway through the second half; both players will be assessed before Tuesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also provided an update on Rashford:

Leicester City XI (4-3-2-1): Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Fofana, Justin; Ndidi, Tielemans, Albrighton (Perez 81); Barnes, Maddison; Vardy

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf (Tuanzebe 66), Bailly; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, James (Pogba 54); Martial (Cavani 75)

Aston Villa 3-0 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Bertrand Traore (£5.9m), Kortney Hause (£4.4m), Anwar El Ghazi (£5.7m)
  • Assists: Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) x3
  • Bonus: Hause x3, Emiliano Martinez (£4.9m) x2, El Ghazi, Traore x1

A screamer from Anwar El Ghazi (£5.7m), a tireless if profligate performance from Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) and a red card for Tyrone Mings (£5.4m) were the key takeaways from a thoroughly entertaining game at Villa Park.

The 13.9%-owned Mings was sent off after collecting two yellow cards in six forgettable minutes involving Wilfried Zaha (£7.5m) and high levels of stupidity.

Aston Villa were already ahead by then, courtesy of Bertrand Traore‘s (£5.9m) second goal in a week, the midfielder steering home after Watkins’ shot was parried by Crystal Palace keeper Vicente Guaita (£4.9m).

Traore became the unfortunate victim of Mings’ indiscretion as he was replaced by centre-half Ezri Konsa (£4.8m) on the stroke of half-time.

But any hopes of a Palace comeback were squashed by a counter-attacking masterclass from the home side after the break.

Kortney Hause (£4.4m) doubled the lead after a Watkins header hit the bar, before El Ghazi curled home a beautiful shot on the angle from the striker’s lay-off.

A hat-trick of assists broke Watkins’ five-match barren spell, but he could have had a huge haul on the day, missing three big chances and having 10 attempts.

As for El Ghazi, that was the midfielder’s third goal in two Gameweeks – and his fourth in four – but trips to Chelsea and Manchester United, plus a visit from Spurs, might dampen Fantasy enthusiasm for him and his team-mates.

This was another game to come too soon for hamstrung loanee Ross Barkley (£5.9m), who will again be absent in Gameweek 16 as he is ineligible to face his parent club.

Mings owners aside, it was another good week to be on a Villa defender as Dean Smith’s side kept a fourth straight clean sheet.

Palace, meanwhile, remain in a wretched little spot. Winless in four matches, they’ve now conceded ten (and scored none) over the last two Gameweeks ahead of a visit from Leicester on Monday.

Aston Villa XI: (4-2-3-1) Martínez; Targett, Mings, Hause, Cash; Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Grealish, B Traoré; Watkins.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyaté, J Ward; Eze, McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp; Zaha, Benteke. 

Fulham 0-0 Southampton

  • Bonus Points: Jan Bednarek (£4.7m) x3 Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.7m) Alphonse Areola (4.5m) x2

No need for lazy clichés about Christmas crackers at Craven Cottage as Fulham and Southampton played out a goalless draw involving just three shots on targets between them.

That meant clean sheet points for the second time in three Gameweeks for that rarest of beasts – the Fantasy manager with a Fulham defender in their sides.

It was two shut-outs in four for Southampton, but aside from keeper Alex McCarthy (£4.6m and 22.9%), their most popular defender, the 15%-owned Jannik Vestergaard (£5.0m), brought in zero points as he missed out with a knee injury that could sideline him for a number of weeks.

Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, who was also without other regulars Danny Ings (£8.3m) and Nathan Redmond (£6.4m), gave an update on all three post-match:

Both Redmond and Ings have muscle injuries and we will have to see. They are both out, but not as long as Jannik. Vestergaard will be out for four weeks, maybe even more, we don’t know.

Jack Stephens (£4.6m) deputised for Vestergaard well enough, but those thinking of swapping him in for the injured centre-half should bear in mind that Southampton face Liverpool and Leicester either side of a Blank Gameweek 18, with Leeds as the other team making up their Double Gameweek 19.

As for Fulham, their new-found defensive solidity will be sorely tested when the likes of Spurs, Chelsea and Man United come a-calling over the next few Gamweeks.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; A Robinson, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Anguissa, Reed; Lookman (Kebano 90), Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro; De Cordova-Reid (Mitrovic 83)

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Armstrong (Djenepo 90+3), Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Walcott; Adams, S Long (N’Lundulu 90+2). 

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1,257 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ‘Tis the Season
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Raphinha or Saka for the next 2 regardless of blank and DGW

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Raphinha for me

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Raphinha....better attacking team.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Neither I would go Maddison

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Raph

    5. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Thanks all

  2. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    GW16 set up - 2 FTs - 2.6 in the bank

    Martinez (Johnstone)
    Lamptey, Cresswell, Alioski (Vestergaard, Lewis)
    Klich, Son, Souček, Bruno, KdB
    Bamford, Aguero (Wilson)

    I have Antonio coming in for Wilson at a later date, if he's fit. Lewis of course dropped as soon as I got him in, but can't account for that. He'll be back for 'easier' fixtures I suppose.

    1. Bronski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      No Salah or pool assets may be risky?

      1. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Originally had Salah, but had to lose him when he wasn't starting the last game... was out by 0.1 then to bring him back in for the following GW. But, not wanting to be getting in 2nd tier cover, no point bothering now. I could go KdB to Salah... could.

  3. jb1985
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Are people looking to get a 2nd keeper in for DGW bench boost, even if it means for a hit?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Of course.
      Thinking about Fabs or McCarthy

      1. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Fabs could be gold.

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      This double Southampton defence is fun isn't it? Had McCarthy for a while and got Walker-Peters in yesterday. Loving it.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Sh*t sorry. Wasn't meant to be a reply to you. 😆

        For what it's worth, yeah I'm getting in a second keeper. Won't be a hit in itself since it'll be my last transfer (taking a few hits now) but overall it'll be part of a bigger hit. All in to win.

    3. Bronski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Why not Johnstone only 4.5 and nailed. Big Sam probably getting bus parked by then?

  4. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Good morning lads, ready for another day of pain and suffering?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Why not jubilation mate? 😉

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Nah, it doesn't hurt anymore...

    3. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Not at all, feeling good at the moment. Four out of five returned yesterday and Salah (c), Son, Bamford, Firmino, Cresswell and Soucek to go.

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Need to replace DCL and Mitchell 12.0 budget FH18 TC19, any suggestion?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Wood and Matip

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Wow scrapping the barrel there but I can see the appeals

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I’m going with Martial

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Not enough money bro

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          You’ve gotta get a loan buddy 🙂

      2. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I am considering Tony too..

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Well, it is a risk I am willing to take. Cavani also there so it is a risk but I trust Tony

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Martial was woeful again yesterday. Pedestrian, poor ball control the lot. Still he has scored an entire goal this season so........

    3. VincentVega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Bamford + Tierney

  6. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Dcl owners. Time to sell

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      See above you

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      did it 6 weeks ago. have not looked back.

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I am ditching this gw for Martial

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I can actually afford this move.

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Brought him for Martial fir the shu game. Abysmal performance. I would rather have Martial, also I am targeting the dgw

        1. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Will Tony play both games with cavan lurking?

          1. VincentVega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            No lol. Cavani must surely start the next game. Martial was abysmal.

          2. Party time
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            It is a risk

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I think so...sold him few weeks ago and didn't hurt me.

    4. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Nah, not for me. Yesterday was only the third blank in fifteen games, from a guy I got for 7.0m.

      1. Groot the Leveller
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        For 7.5 is there anything better?
        Upgrade to martial means big downgrades elsewhere.

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Exactly. And I'm not even sure I'd want Martial at 1.2 more than DCL.

    5. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      You’re right.

      Mitchell & DCL > Robbo & Wilson for me.

  7. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    9 teams have scored more goals than City this season. They've scored more than 2 goals only twice this season

    1. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Mickey mouse outfit

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      It’s the year for City defensive assets

  8. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Non spurs owners who are you bringing in? I can get Son for free or Kane for a -4. Ive got good memories of festive Kane.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I can also one get one of them. It's a tough choice. I guess captaincy comes into play here.

  9. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Important day ahead. Time to assess possible enablers...

  10. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Madness to consider Grealish to Rashford for a hit?
    FH18 so also helps DGW plan, can do it for free next week but it saves a future transfer and I might be priced out

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I prefer tony as there are many options to choose from for MF..

  11. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    City attack essential in GW 18?

    Or will this be enough?

    Martinez
    Stones, Cancelo, Dier
    Grealish, Son
    Dcl, Kane

    FH GW 19

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      That should be enough imo

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      KDB will be a popular choice. Any points for him will hurt.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Probably enough

    4. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Looking at that team you will need FH19.
      I would get KDB or a city attacker for 18 in as well.

    5. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Probably try and fit in Sterling or Kdb for Salah in 17. Get Salah back in 20 or 21.

      How's your FH19 lookin like?

      1. Groot the Leveller
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Swapping salah for kdb in gw18, fh19, then salah back in 20 was my plan.
        I'll now lose 0.2 to do this, never mind any more increases in salahs price over 18/19.
        I am not sure city attack is worth it to be honest

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Points over pounds

  12. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Martinez
    Robbo Dias Cancelo
    (S)alah KDB Bruno Grealish Raphinha
    DCL Bamford

    (Steer Brewster Kilman Mitchell)
    0.6m & 1 FT

    A) KDB ➡️ Son
    B) KDB & Brewster ➡️ Kane & Soucek/4.5m -4
    C) Save FT and do B for free next week with Kane(c) against Leeds

    Thoughts?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      A

    2. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      What are your plans? Surely your transfers have to depend on that. Are you gonna use any chips in 18 or 19?

      If you're planning on riding out 18, you'd need both Kane and Son because I expect Villa vs Spurs to be an open game.

      If you're planning to save the FH and ride out both 18 and 19, probably get both Son and Kane because they've got good fixtures in 16 nd 17, they play 18 too, and then take a hit and probably take one or both of them out for dgw players.

  13. Olson
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA, Stones, Dallas (Konsa, Mitchell)
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Soucek
    Kane, BamBam (Brewster)

    DGW 6
    BGW 7 inc brewster

    No FH, No WC.
    1 FT 1m itb

    How on Earth do you prepare now without either chip? I'm thinking my best bet could even be to disregard both GWs and just play for the strongest available team week on week, and hope my rivals actually make their teams worse long term and end up losing a lot of value/wildcarding.

    Thinking Martinez to Pope next week (FUL WBA) and Pope to Fabinski for DGW (BUR, WBA). They own Meslier and Martinez and think I could catch them on the hop with keeper hauls over those two weeks

  14. OLLY G
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    KDB to Son or Rashford?

    Seeing as one of Rashford's DGW matches is away at Liverpool, he feels like a trap.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Son

    2. Bronski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yes seems logical and Son for me. However care DGW19 no Spurs double

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      S

  15. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    How did KDB look yesterday please? I’m thinking of transferring him out (probably for Son).

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Tired

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Should have scored.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Like a creator not a goal scorer

    4. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Like he has all season. Looks zapped of energy. City offensively just aren’t there

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        This, looks like he's playing in treacle. Still quality and will get returns but this is fpl, he's expensive and cheaper players are better

    5. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Surrounded by idiots should be the name of his autobiography...

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Still looks the best player in the team but lacking from an FPL perspective

  16. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Morning all, can you give me a hand in picking between these options, this is my team

    Mendy
    Cresswell Dallas Taylor
    Son Bruno salah Grealish
    Firmino dcl bam

    James anguissa lamptey

    Options 1.1itb 1 free

    A. Anguissa to raphinha play 3/5/2, bench dcl for city and then bench Raph for spurs

    B. Simple but boring move of lamptey to Justin (building for double)

    C. Something else entirely

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B. How about Balbuena instead?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Could do, leaves me with double West Ham up until 19 but shouldn’t be a problem with my bench

  17. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Call me crazy but i am actually considering benching DCL for Watkins of all people. I feel Villa could catch Chelsea on the counter. Thoughts?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Could come off but is there a chance Watkins is rested? Do they have another CF they could use

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Dont think so. Davis? Not good for them, Smith doesn’t rotate much

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Not crazy at all and DCL is getting benched anyway isn't he

  18. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    What do you consider minimum amount of dgw19 players to activate bench boost?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Not my logic with BB, my logic is do I have 3-4 players 4th being the keeper who I want to bench boost with

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Depends who they are Shefki, you know that.
      Double figures probably enough.

    3. Olson
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      This doesn't really matter. It's about the quality of the squad. You need to be in a position where on top of what I'd approximately your first choice X1 you have a worthwhile bench to boost

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yep agree with others. It’s all about whether the bench is boost-worthy

  19. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Werner, Vardy, James, DCL... I think all of them will be benched GW16

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Dcl won't be benched. Do they even have any other option to play instead of him?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Tosun

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Thing is Carlo said he'll give DCL a rest over this period and that the City game will be the one in which he makes changes. I feel like he'll prioritize DCL's long term fitness over the City result, which is a very tough game anyways.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Yup he hinted at doing this so would make sense to bench him in this game

        2. Klaren
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Richarlison being unavailable could change things though; they’ll have almost no attacking threat without either of them.

          Either way, I don’t think he’s likely to score more than 1 or 2 points.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I hope DCL is benched. Should be good for my Portuguese double up.

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      James surely will be he was awful against arsenal mind you chillwell was equally as ineffective but at least didn’t clumsily give away a penalty

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Don't have any, but understudies at Leicester and Everton are bobbins so...

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Vardy super-sub could still be damaging

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I have none of them! Makes a change

  20. HaffNanner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    A. KDB > Son

    B. KDB, Wilson > Maddison, Kane

    C. KDB, Grealish, Wilson > Son, Soucek, Kane (-4)

    2FT 0.6ITB
    Martinez // Button
    Robertson / Dias / Dallas // Masuaku / Mitchell
    Salah / KDB / Fernandes / Grealish // Stephens
    DCL / Wilson / Bamford

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      b

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B. Nice moves

  21. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    There is a stormy wind here in Denmark today - any risk that games in England will be cancelled due to bad weather?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      We had it last night so Prem games at least should be ok

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks, good to hear

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      No. The worst of the storm has already passed through here.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Not likely given there aren’t any fans in stadia aside from the 2k permitted in the Liverpool grounds. The issue with the storms wasn’t on the playing conditions but for the fans travelling to and from the stadia safely.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      No spectators so will be fine. Storm was here last night South of England.

    5. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Unlikely.

      Issue with rain and wind is usually fans travelling to the ground. But with only Liverpool allowed to have fans (and only 2000 of them) the risk to the public is low.

    6. Bronski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Beautiful sunshine and calm in Manchester

  22. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Hi, what would you do with that team?
    A Kdb and DCL to Son and Gardy
    B just Kdb to Son
    C something else?

    Martinez
    Dier/Coufal/Cancelo
    KDB/Fernandes/Salah(c)/Grealish
    Watkins/DCL/Bamford

    Bench: Forster/KWP/Kilman/Bissouma
    2ft 1.1 itb

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Depends on your chip strategy but A looks best

    3. Bronski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Can you stretch to Kane and Son?

      1. konrad.sygula95
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Unfortunately 0.1 too short budget..

  23. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Meslier nyland
    Zouma Alioski Taylor Bednarek Dunne
    Kdb Salah son grealish Fernandes
    DCL Bamford Brewster

    2 FT 0.0ITB
    Suggestions?
    Thinking kdb bednarek to Neto+ robbo

  24. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    What are most people doing for the BGW and DGW?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Split camp between FH/ BB or TC and others who are using only 1 chip and saving others for later unknown doubles

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Damage limitation exercise. And TC Salah

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Nothing special, one week at a time

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I think I will use TC in GW19 and use BB later after I WC nearer the next DGW.

    5. Denis Tueart on the wing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      FH followed by WC and keeping ahead in my mini-leagues.

      Let the pack chase 😀

  25. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Which would you rather bring in this week? I am playing BB in 19 and will have to FH in 18 as I’ll only have 4 players:

    A) Kane: FUL, LEE, {FH}, shu
    B) Vardy +0.9m: cry, new, {FH}, SOU, CHE

    Rest of the team for GW19 will be:
    Martinez, Johnstone
    Robbo, Dias, Coufal, KWP, Taylor
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Raphinha, Soucek
    XXXX, Bamford, Adams

    Cheers

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      A

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks mate. Obv the extra game for Vardy appeals but not sure I can ignore Kane’s form and fixtures are still good

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B - think Vardy will get minutes even if he doesn't start maybe next one and you have Sonny already.

  26. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Cavani could be a good punt or I would rather cry?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      If he was starting games - yes. For the time being, no.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Too risky at this point

  27. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    What do you think of DCL & Wilson to Kane and Brewster?

    Would then play a 3-5-2 as per the below...

    Martinez
    Cresswell - Taylor - Dallas
    Salah - KDB - Son - Bruno - Soucek
    Kane - Bamford

    1. Bronski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Or Vardy/Reid-Decordova (both Dgw players)

  28. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 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. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I like 3 from those. Fernandes becoming essential and Kane looks a must for the next 2 or 3.

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Is Kane a ‘must have’ more so than Son? I own neither and need 1.

    2. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      3 looks great to me

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      3. Glorious

  29. Denis Tueart on the wing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    When does the first WC become invalid?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      tomorrow

      1. Denis Tueart on the wing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Jan 1st?

      1. Denis Tueart on the wing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Is Hotdogs winding me up?

        1. bobbyg
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Before the start of next gameweek...which is tomorrow

  30. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Would you BB this gw19 or ignore and TC?

    Martinez(EVE)
    Soucek(BUR,WBA)
    Taylor(whm,liv)
    Ayling(BHA,SOU)

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      BB. Any more than that on the bench and the budget your main 11 becomes too restricted.

    2. Pitch Perfect
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Will you get a better bench? Like is your long term plan to have a playing bench that you invest in? If not, pull the BB trigger.