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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). 

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 15

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1,257 Comments Post a Comment
  1. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Hmm questions I need to figure out today on my wildcard
    A) Kane or son?
    B) Adams, wood, rodrigo or dcl?
    C) Keep James and dias?
    D) Grealish or raphjna

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      A) kept both for good fix, gw15wc
      B) Adams for dgw19 if you have Bam
      C) Maybe James if planning for 19
      D) Rap if planning for 19

    2. Pitch Perfect
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Both
      Adams
      Yes
      Grealish if you want him back after double and have value built up. Raphinha if not.

    3. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      A. Son
      B. Don’t want any but DCL if I have to choose
      C. Yeah
      D. Grealish

    4. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Cheers guys, very helpful!

    5. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I sold Grealish for Raph. Lost .4 out of it but his fixtures toughen up. He now has 2 men on him it seems and that 2 mil can help elsewhere to maximise wildcard. You should make at least .1 on Raph and possible Grealish could drop at least once with no double so took the risk.

  2. tc93
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Quick 1 or 2 lads? Cant decide which is the best move. Planning on not playing chip in 18 and TC in 19.

    1) Grealish + Zouma --> Raphina + Robbo (stick with 3-5-2)
    2) Grealish + Ayling --> Bissouma + Robbo (play 4-4-2)

    Good moves?

    Team:
    Martinez
    Zouma / KWP / Dias
    Salah (c) / Fernandes / Son / Grealish / KDB
    Adams / Bamford

    Bench: Button, Ayling, Michell, Davis.

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      2. But not a huge fan of either.

      1. tc93
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        why? Zouma/grealish both have tough fixtures

      2. tc93
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        liverpoool are hitting their stride- robbo is looking essential

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          no he's not

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Coufal and justin have 1 chance less created in last 4 matches. Both have created more big chances
            ...for 2.5m less.

            1. tc93
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              all the top managers I follow have robbo...

              1. Greasy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                If you ask for advice and someone gives it don’t respond like this.

                You asked for the advice it’s not our job to give the advice that you wanted to receive

              2. Pumpy Pro
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Why do you follow anyone. Play your own game and you will realise essential isn't even a thing in fpl

              3. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                well they obv are not top
                🙄

  3. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    KDB to:
    A - Vardy (downgrade KDB to Soucek/El Ghazi)
    B - Rashford/ Martial (have Bruno)
    C - Mane/ Firmino (have Salah, Robbo)

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      A

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Have Kane?

    4. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      A was the right answer

  4. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    When Antonio is back?

    Trying to find some good DCL replacement, preferably with DGW.

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Adams and Bamford with good fixtures. Antonio obvious if fit.

    2. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I’m thinking Bamford but Antonio, if fit is a great shout

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Best move?

    A. KDB >> Son
    B. KDB >> Mané
    C. KDB+DCL >> Son+Vardy/Martial (-4)

    McCarthy
    Robbo, Dias, Coufal
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Raphinha
    DCL, Bamford, Adams
    (Johnstone, Soucek, Dallas, C.Taylor)

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

      C is the best but I’d be very wary about taking a hit the week after a WC

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Could do Son and then Martial or Vardy the week after. I was already on a hit before WCing last week so it’s swings and roundabouts. I knew both of those two needed to go but I had to give them those games. Backfired now though so just want to correct it. Could also get Kane with a KDB downgrade but only got 8.9

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

          I get what you mean. May be better to just fix it now!

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Question is will vardy play again ?

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

              I reckon he might get a rest this match

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Was my thinking too mate. DCL >> Martial? Or just do KDB >> Son and no hit? Can’t really get Kane as no good 8.9m mids

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

                  I personally can’t let Martial touch my FPL teams due to a bad historic record 😆

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Yeah. Might give DCL one last run out. Got a strong bench if he doesn’t play. KDB >> Son seems the smart move?

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

                      Seems unlikely to go terribly....!

  6. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Oh yes I sold Mahrez. Gw already a success.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Haul incoming vs Everton.

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Dont care 😀 it was wc 15 or 16 and plan was to ditch him anyway.

  7. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    For the next GW:

    1) Start Chilwell (AVL) or Coufal (sou)?
    2) Pick 2 to start from Grealish (che), Watkins (che) & Soucek (sou).

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Chilwell

      Grealish and Ollie

  8. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Is that Maddison in the caption laughing at Vardy when he scores points than him in DGW19?

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Ok guys i have 2 pptions

    A) Grealish & DCl ------> Soucek & Kane ( allows all 5 big hitters)

    B) KDB & Brewster -----> Raphina & Kane

    Leaning towards A atm cuz i dont see DCl starting and will sell grealish after this week anyway

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Could go A also but not sure about losing Grealish

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Im FHing in week 18 and might BB the following week

        More than anything watching villa just annoys me now especially with him just gifting set pieces to others

    3. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Can't do A with raphina?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Nope just short

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Damn then yeah I'd go A

          Keeping DCL myself though everyone bar digne back from injury soon and fixtures improve

  10. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    A) Kane in (potential 4pt swap to vardy dvw19)

    B) Vardy in (likely rested gw16 / 1 pt cameo but no 4pt hit dgw19)

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I'm on A

  11. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Time for Watkins and Wilson to go...

    A) Martial
    B) Adams
    C) get both for -4

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Adams

      Martial if you have a good bench, his form hasn't improved that much and United always look way more dynamic when cavani comes on

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Martial only has 1 PL Goal. Stay far away.

    3. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Watkins has more Points per Million than Salah.

      I know he’s been profligate this season but I think once he converts one or two and grows his confidence he could go on a bit of a spree

  12. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    What would you do with this? I can't see any obvious issues, other than possibly KDB's form and DCL not getting much service?

    Martinez (Meslier)
    Dier - Stones - Coufal (Dallas & Taylor)
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Soucek (Burke)
    DCL - Kane - Bamford

    1. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      What are you doing for the blank and double?

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Don't know, that's my problem.. was thinking of FHing for the blank and possibly TC on the DGW?

        1. elwardio
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Why not ride out the blank - you have 8 players already. You could free hit 19 and bring in anyone you want. There will be other chances for tc and you can cover salah TCers by captaining and bring in mane/Robertson etc on free hit

        2. Blue Moon Rising
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Get rid of KDB

  13. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    I am rank #1 on last man standing league. Even if temporarily. Never happened before.

    1. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Congrats 🙂

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Good work fella

  14. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Imagine selling Emi because of that one blank gameweek.

    1. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      35 points since then are unreal returns for a cheap goalkeeper.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I don’t need to imagine, I done it

    3. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Started the seasons with Guaita, for burned. Brought Emi two weeks ago for a total of 16 pts. Going nowhere.

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I sold for Ederson, so could have been worse, but still kicking myself. Will bring him back in on wildcard I reckon

    5. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Single handedly dragging me up the rankings is Martinez

  15. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    4 points from KDB & DCL was like a kick in the gut ... this game is painful at times

  16. Pitch Perfect
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    People who are planning on riding out GW18 with no chip on the basis you have 7 or 8 playing... Are you worried about some of those being rested? So in reality you might only have 4 or 5 play?

    1. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Naah. Not worries at all. If they are rested for me, they are rested for those who used their FH too. No big upside in wasting a chip on such a small sample size of players.

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        This

      2. Pitch Perfect
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Only the FH user has a bench full of alternatives...

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      No because it’ll mean I’ll still probably have 3 or 4 fewer players than those who free hit as they’ll get the same.

      1. Pitch Perfect
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        The FH user has a bench of subs. They can have 3 of their first picks not play and still get a full 11 out.

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          True although I do think it’ll be a low scoring week either way so hopefully the difference won’t be too big and saving the chip for later will more than make up for it

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      There's a break of 1 week or more for all teams between GW17 & 18 - why do you think some will be rested?

      1. Pitch Perfect
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        I didn't say they would be. I was asking you.

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Nah I don't think key players will be rested

  17. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Grealish to Son a no brainer?
    Have Kane also.
    Thanks.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Spurs fixtures certainly good, though I think Jack can get at Chelsea

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Not a no brainer I wouldn’t say

  18. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone looking to get Rashford?

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Have Bruno,its enough.

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Yes big chance I swap for Kdb
      Strange though he’s blanked in all 7 home games. Slightly off putting

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        He’s scored four goals at home in the league so far this season

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Maybe check again (Rashford)

    3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Had him for past 3 weeks, happy owner.

      Jump aboard!

    4. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Brought him in for Bruno just before this GW. It was a fund raising thing.

    5. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      In DGW

  19. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA Lamptey Dallas
    Salah Bruno Son Grealish
    Kane(c) Bamford Watkins

    Soucek Coufal Mitchell Forster 0.1ITB 0FT

    G2G?

  20. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Martinez appreciation post

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      We are grateful

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Did a good job for Wigan

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Smashing it for Belgium

  21. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    blank + double = 2 games
    non blank + single = 2 games

    I read about ‘only going with 7 in the blank’ to load up with double game week players. but doesn’t it all add up to the same ? 🙂

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      11 BGWs on FH = 11 games
      +
      15 DGWs on BB = 30 games

      Total = 41 games.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        obviously not talking about chips 😉

        1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          But that’s what they are there for?

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            don’t have used them

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Also sacrifices leading up to it 😉

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        it does indeed, we all go a bit crazy with the sniff of a double game week but the quality fixtures for the top teams in 18 that have a single game in 19 are unprecedented

    3. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      If you have 7 in the blank, you'll probably not have 11 doublers.

  22. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    WC ACTIVE

    mccarthy johnstone
    Robertson dallas coufal dias taylor
    Son salah bruno soucek rafinha
    ried Kane bamford

    Fh18 bb19

    ried kane to adams vardy?

    Or

    Adams vardy from now

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      To be honest, this is why I don’t like FH18 & BB19 teams. Too much money spread across some very ‘meh’ players. 2 playing GKers and benching headaches to come after the double.

      As a BB team in isolation, it’s pretty good though

  23. Phlajo
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    What's the story on Rashford flag? FPL says there's a shoulder injury?

    1. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Someone pulled his arm out of its socket

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Based on Ole's comments

    3. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      There’s something about it in the article above. He got pushed very lightly then did a theatrical pantomime type roll on the floor - as is the norm these days - but then Noddy explained he did a sprint afterwards etc etc etc. He’s fine but will probably end up rested in the week as a precaution.

    4. Phlajo
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Alright, thx guys.

      Probably best to stay clear then..

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        95% chance he plays

  24. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on DCL Kilman to Rodrigo TAA for -4?

    Would give me:

    Martinez
    Robo/TAA/Dallas
    Salah/Bruno/Son/Grealish
    Vardy/Rodrigo/Bamford

    Martin/Coufal/Stephens/Mitchell

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Having Bamford is more than enough.

  25. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Werner & Soucek to:

    A) kane & kouyoute
    B) son & benteke

    This is for fanteam. Dead-ending a team into the blank GW so any players coming in need to play in the blank. I will trade in the other son / kane prior to GW18 by disposing of salah and the palace boys can rotate with lamptey and bissouma. Any thoughts appreciated!

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Kouyate*

    2. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Think Timo is benched for Villa?

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Yes, or sold to PSG

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Yes I'm shipping him to kane but 0.3M Short of a straight swap so looking to downgrade soucek to a 4.5 mid or bring in son and a 5.4m forward.

          An alternative is to trade out Robertson/ bamford/ Salah to cancelo / watkins / son but they all have good fixtures next week.

          Thanks for the comment.

  26. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Re Liverpool lineups. So one of the leaks yesterday we saw was confirmed to be a fake, how does that work? Like how does the original poster find out it’s fake?

    Also, assuming several different lineups were sent out to different people, then presumably someone has the correct lineup without realising and could leak it?

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Salah will play. That’s enough for me and my armband after rivals captained KDB and Vardy. I have Robertson as well. I’m sure he’ll play too.

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      No point worrying about it. FPL fish has been proven incorrect in the past and just because someone wasn’t pictured in first team training doesn’t mean they won’t haul. Just be patient and whatever will be will be

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Other than you being happy/sad on knowing the linup at this stage, absolutely nothing you can do about it.... que sera sera

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Did you read this back before posting it!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Pat, I’m tired and p’eed off 🙂

  27. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    (Fh18, bb19)

    McCarthy
    Coufal Dier Cancelo (Targett, Mitchel)
    Son KDB Bruno Salah (Soucek)
    DCL Bamford Adams
    1FT, 0.1

    Kdb & DCL out? For whom?

  28. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Why all the love for Che Adams? Southampton lack creativity especially without Ings and their fixtures are horrendous. Watkins and Bamford far far superior options

    1. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Been considering him but yeah, not convinced enough tbh

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      6th highest scoring forward in the game at a low price? Allows for improvements elsewhere too. I don’t own by the way but makes some sense to me.

    3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Dgw19 bench boost budget filler

    4. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I’m surprised Adams has scored more than Watkins, but I still prefer Watkins

    5. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Double gw. He’s done pretty well for his price. Matched DCL when I made that move a few gws ago so happy with that given price difference

  29. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    What is the best 2nd GK, 5th mid and 5th defender combination for a BB in gw19 for 14.0m?

    Johnstone/Alioski/Soucek
    Fabiasnski/4.5/4.4

    Are some of the options in the price range.

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Johnstone / Balbuena / Soucek

  30. Ruffio
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    How’s this wildcard team: ???

    Areola. Johnstone

    Kwp. Coufal. Dallas. Trent. Justin

    Salah. Bruno. Soucek. Raphinha. Look man.

    Vardy. Kane. Bamford.

    Thanks