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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. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Martinez
    Dias, Dier, Dallas
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Grealish
    DCL, Che, Bamf

    (Coufal, Soucek)

    KDB to Son the easiest move of all time?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      352
      Soucek > Son
      Bam/Adams > Brewster

      Find the $$

  2. jayzico
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    It seems to make sense to Free hit on GW17 and Bench Boost on GW18 (I'd lose millions if I got rid of kdb, fernandes, salah etc

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I am FH18 & BB19 should still have plenty for 20 onwards.
      Still keeping some SGW players as they probably score highly.

      1. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        SORRY GUYS - I mean 18 and 19 not 17 and 18

      2. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Agreed, Cool that's what I'm doing. Yeah don't want to get shot of big point guys, however my whole team inc bench plays 19. So makes sense to BB 10?

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

      It's a definite option - but the issue I have is that I'm happy with my BGW18 team as it is now. I'll need to add one or two more players before then (prob Son & Neto) and I'll have 8 + Brewster & Mitchell if he plays.

      As you highlighted though, I'll have to lose one of Salah or Bruno, but they actually won't miss any games for me as they don't play in 18, I'll FH them back in for 19, then I'll buy them again in 20

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

    Can someone please advise why Cancelo didn’t get the assist for second City goal but Watkins got 2 rebound assists??

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Cancelo's ball changed direction significantly off the defender

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Watkins assists were shots on goal.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        This ... I didn't take a minus 4 hit to swap Wilson for Watkins.

        Villa fixtures are v tough for the next 3.

  4. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Kane and Maddison or Son and Martial?

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      M&S

  5. dicky2014
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Bamford to have one shot on target Even Money with Paddy Power, max £20.

    Merry Xmas

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

      Cheers

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Cue 14 shots off target

      1. dicky2014
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        The usual unfortunately

    3. OLLY G
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Got on with 30 seconds to spare. Thanks bud!

      1. dicky2014
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        No probs

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

    Had about £25 worth of Nandos takeaway for tea last night. Now I don't feel so good

  7. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Is Burnley vs Manchester United in bgw18 going to happen or not?

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      still not confirmed so probably not

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        🙁 thanks though

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

        Still plenty of time for the PL to make an announcement, but it probably needs to be this week.

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Good to know

  8. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Vardy, Grealish -> Kane, Saka

    For free, if Saka is the 5th midfielder?

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

      Saka is a good differential.

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

      Vodka?

  9. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Is Holgate pretty much nailed for the foreseeable future?

  10. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    DCL and Grealish out for a hit for Vardy and Raphina?

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Nope

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

      Did you not just say you think Vardy will be rested?

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        No I said that I think he will play since they can't afford to loose points.

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

          They can't afford to lose points at anytime. This doesn't mean Vardy not getting any rest in the coming 2/3 weeks.

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

      No from me.

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        thanks all

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

    Webster hat trick is all I want

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

      If that happens you need to buy a lottery ticket.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Glad to see you're keeping expectations modest.

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Kevin Webster?

    4. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      My local street magician can do a hat trick 😉

  12. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Villa fixtures are v tough for the next 3.

    7-2

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

      This. Their attack is top 3-4 in the league with a defence to boot. Expect them to do well, especially against Chelsea and United

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Now we're talking

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Their defence won't score many points in next 3 but it's worth holding onto the attack.

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

          Martinez says hello. He will be a save monster

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Sure if u have value tied in him u can keep him but he won't get more than 2 or 3 points at most and then doesn't have a double either.

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

              Wouldn’t be surprised if they clean one of the next 3 and their fixtures are amazing afterwards. Easy hold. Just ask people who sold in the blank

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                I plan to get him in GW21. Have Pope till then who will most surely do better.

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

                  Yuck. Pope is awful value this season

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Ofcourse if u can't afford him u would say that.

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

                    What is that based on?

                    1. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      He can't afford him without taking hits is the reason

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

                        Are you serious? I have basked in Martinez glory for 1.5 cheaper 😆

                      2. Zim0
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        And i will too again when the fixtures turn for him. Pope is the one to own till gw20 now. And you're stuck with martinez.

                      3. Zim0
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Also it's 0.9 cheaper. Calm urself down.

                      4. Keeptrying
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Great.
                        But calling Pope awful value is weird, if not wrong.
                        Unless you have data somewhere that contradicts that significantly. Granted, Martinez has more points and is cheaper.

                        But other than that: Where does your 1.5 price difference come from?

                      5. Keeptrying
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Can't trust any arguments if even the quoted price difference is wrong already hahaha

                      6. Zim0
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        He's trying to make himself feel better. It's classic denial. Because he can't get in Pope for next few.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Does the Spurs fixture even matter, either you're on FH and you can chose whether you want to keep him or you're not and thankful that you've got a player in the BGW anyways.

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Plus many many DGw to come..

    3. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Think I may hold Grealish for Chelsea after last nights showing. He should have had a few returns yesterday only for Watkins poor finishing as per.

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          This. And a guy is returning

          Barkleyyyyyyy

    4. Bumbaclot
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      No reply fail 🙁

      How’s this looking for the double??

      Johnstone, mcarthy
      Robertson, coufal, Dallas, kwp, Taylor
      Bruno, Salah, son, raphinha, soucek
      Kane, bamford, wood

      Bench boost will be played

      Any major changes or people I need to get in?

      Thanks

      1. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Looks great, but still a few weeks to go, so lets hope for no injuries etc..

      2. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Looks great

        • DMP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Great TV. Same as my team but James instead of Robbo. No funds to do it.

        • DMP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Plans for future transfers on Spurs assets?

      3. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Stupid question time, so apologies in advance.. I should know this, but cannot see it in the rules?! If I have 2 free transfers going into week 18 and then free hit, when I arrive at week 19, I only get 1 rolled over, yes? Or is that just when you wildcard... i'd like 2, but am not sure they save, so need to plan accordingly.. thanks folks..

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          you loose the second FT. only 1 after a FH

          1. PompeyUpNorth!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Thank you..I'm sure I knew that, but just needed confirmation thank you...

        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Always 1 FT the week after a WC or FH

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

          You only have 1 FT the GW after you FH.

          1. PompeyUpNorth!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Thanks everyone..

      4. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Brought Adams in for Wilson this week and want to remove him already. All eyes on Antonio, heard there is a chance he may play.

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Adams looked good I thought. I made same move this week. Was unlucky with that joke spin and his assist ruled out was great. Good value for his price mate.

            1. Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 25 days ago

                I had my eyes mostly on the Villa game. Southampton as a whole didn’t look like scoring other than those two chances though right?

            2. In Bale We Trust
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Did the same move. Going to give Adams a bit of time, unfortunate to not have some returns from yesterday. He’s never going to be a big scorer.

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Ok maybe I should hold a bit longer then. Thanks folks

            3. In Bale We Trust
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Out of the Grealish replacements, I need to cut at least 1 mill from his sell price to make bench fodder playable for BB GW19.

              So out of the future dgw candidates I have Raphinha and Bowen... a clear winner there or anyone else to have on radar?

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  I’m trying to decide between those two and Barnes myself.

                • Fpl stress
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  I'm going Bowen and Rodrigo

                • Yankee Toffee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Hold Grealish

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

                I don't understand how folks reason that Kane is a better asset than Son.

                He has scored 5 fewer points than Son and costs 1.3m more. Neither of them are doing particularly good for underlying stats. Kane is absolutely not a better asset.

                What he is though, is a better fit for teams right now, because there's a dearth of strikers and midfield slots are more valuable because the likes of Raphinha, Soucek, Bowen etc are much better than Adams, Wood and Antonio.

                But in terms of pure FPL value, Kane is definitely worse than Son imo.

                1. Original Pirate Material
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  I fancy them both to do well and start a real bandwagon ahead of their plum fixtures.

                  1. Original Pirate Material
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    * do well today

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

                  Penalties. And when Spurs play weaker opposition, Kane generally gets more chances. He has been unlucky in some games (Palace and WBA, in particular, where both Guaita and Johnstone played exceptionally).

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

                    I mean you could reason the same for Son. He has the best chance against Leicester (point blank save from Schmeichel) and also had a few assists vs Pool denied (Bergwijn through on goal, Kane free header miss)

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

                      Yep. If Spurs were playing Liverpool, Leicester, Man Utd, Chelsea etc then Son is the better pick IMO.

                      But they are playing SHU, AVL, FUL etc.

                3. In Bale We Trust
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Both great, but the feeling of despair as a Son only owner having to watch Kane pick up the ball for a pen is enough to go Kane over him.

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

                    But how often does that actually happen? See points so far.

                4. Milkman Bruno
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Own both for a long while now and don’t fancy losing either

                  • Rolls-Royce
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    There is not much to split between Kane and Son. Both are great values and owning both for their upcoming run of fixtures could prove fruitful.

                    A better comparison for Kane would be with someone like KDB and Mane, where Kane clearly comes out on top.

                  • Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Son is overperforming and is highly clinical atm which won't last

                    Kane stats don't lie

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

                      Yes but if as you say Son’s performance won’t last, then Kane’s points will drop of a cliff as well

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

                      And yet Son has consistently overperformed xG and in the last two games has gotten the bigger chances. I don't think xG paints the right picture all the time.

                      Son had the best Spurs chance of the game vs Leicester (point blank save by Schmeichel). He was denied two clear assists vs Liverpool. And yet everyone is still talking about overperformance because xG gives him a paltry 0.17 xG or whatever for each chance.

                      The eye test has them at equal threat level, at least to me. Kane plays very deep.

                  • Blzbobuk
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    I agree on the value and your other points. However, there is also captaincy/consistency - “but son has more points so he is captain material”... son has 6 blanks vs Kane 4 so depends how you play. I like Kane’s consistency for a striker/captain. Son is a better captain shout when you need to gamble in the same way Sterling vs kdb works.

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

                      Son is a great captaincy shout in his own right. You can't argue that the top FPL points scorer isn't a good captaincy shout. You pick a captain to try and score big double digits. Son can do that. I prefer super explosive to tick along captains.

                  • Jam0sh
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    I think Son is more bound to regress when both are somewhat overperforming. Kane has history to overperform his stats more than Son. I'd probably prefer Kane over Son but would have to dig in more to make my opinion 😀

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

                      This is incorrect. Athletic did a graph that shows Son has over the past few seasons been the most consistent xG overperformer.

                      1. Jam0sh
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Ok, can you link that one?

                          1. Jam0sh
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 25 days ago

                            Those really are crazy numbers by Son 😀 probably he will keep performing

                  • acidicleo
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Best to own both...

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

                      And always wish for Kane assisting Son rather than other way round..

                  • Daniel - When to BB?
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Kane is the better captain for me

                  • Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Do you remember when people arguing the full team of penalty takers early of the season? Probably still stick in mind 😆

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

                      Yeah. I basically find there's some inherent bias because of a few factors.

                      - Kane is the all-around better player (arguable but general consensus)
                      - Kane has a long history of great returns (but still hasn't broken 230 points mind...)
                      - Kane is on pens
                      - Son has a bad rep for being shunted out wide in seasons past (not this season!)
                      - Son has not had sustained FPL success over a season
                      - Son has lower xG (because he isn't in the 6 yard box like the centre forward)

                      While they overlook some factors which make Son better:

                      - He's an elite finisher (best in the league)
                      - He is the one Kane is looking to assist - him scoring more goals than the CF should be all we need to know...
                      - He is playing as a forward this year, not a winger like in season's past
                      - Being classed as a midfielder is a huge advantage. You get extra points for goals and clean sheets.

                      That's not even mentioning the price difference. Son in terms of premium value, is likely the best player in the game and Kane being better than the likes of KdB, Mane, Martial etc shouldn't detract from that.

                5. chaser123
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Best three cheap strikers on wildcard?
                  A) Bamford
                  B) Adams
                  C) Wood
                  D) Rodrigo
                  E) upgrade one to Vardy/Kane

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

                    ABE

                    1. chaser123
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Do you think Kane & Raphinha will outscore Rodrigo & Rashford?

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

                        Yeah

                    2. acidicleo
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      This

                      1. chaser123
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Kane for two gameweeks and then swap for Vardy for the double?

                  2. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    I will most likely be going for Bamford, Adams, Rodrigo due to funds shortage

                    1. chaser123
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      What about Antonio if fit?

                  3. Maeki2
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    A, E

                6. Merlinho
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Martinez (Forster)
                  Taylor / Zouma / Dallas (Coufal / Ferguson)
                  Salah / Son / Grealish / Bruno (Anguissa)
                  DCL / Kane / Bamford

                  2FT £1m ITB

                  I’m planning to FH in BGW18, then bench Grealish and DCL and triple captain Salah in DGW19. I don’t want to dump Son and Kane unnecessarily.

                  So this week looking at Anguissa to Soucek.

                  Any thoughts on my tactics? What are others doing with DCL and Grealish?

                  1. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    I am personally doing FH18 and BB19. Leaning more towards getting rid of DCL instead of Grealish

                  2. bluee
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Very similar thinking and team to me! Also own kane & son and loathed to lose both. I think I will hold son during dgw and sell kane for a forward with a double (most likely vardy)

                    If you buy Soucek for Anguissa you'll have a benching headache beyond the dgw so be prepared for that.

                    I also have DCL & Grealish. My thinking is downgrade jack to Soucek for the double and get Robertson.

                    Good luck man!

                    1. Merlinho
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      The Grealish to Soucek and Robbo in move was one I’d been playing around with too.

                      My problem with both Grealish and Kane is that I have so much invested in them with price rises that it would be very difficult to get them back, and Grealish has DGWs at some stage.

                      Price is not a reason to keep a player but it certainly focuses the brain...

                      Good luck yourself!

                7. KUNingas
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  For GW19, which pair (if Antonio is fit)?

                  A) Grealish (EVE) + Vardy (SOU + CHE)
                  B) KDB (CRY) + Antonio (WBA + BUR)

                  1. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Probably B just about

                  2. Rolls-Royce
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Even if Antonio is fit, don't think he will start both games.

                    A

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

                      Possibly yes after midweek game..And Bruce knew he cant win yesterday..

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

                        Reply fail
                        ...

                  3. acidicleo
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Dont like Grealish or KDB pick..
                    Vardy plus a DGW player..

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

                      Have both atm and need to ditch one

                8. CelticBhoy1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Was Wilson rested?

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

                    Possibility he was 'rested' for the game that Brucie sees as almost unwinnable, and he'll play the easier fixtures ahead

                    1. JabariParkersEyelid
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Yeah he'll get a run out in the easy Liverpool game probably.

                9. Milkman Bruno
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Mings and Grealish to Robertson and Barnes? Is this worth a hit?

                    1. Yankee Toffee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      no

                  • Pi
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Hi Gents, it might be annoying but please help me predict KDB price
                    by GW 17, 18 and GW19.

                    GW15 (NEW) 11.8 ( -91.2% and dropping tonight)
                    GW16 (eve) 11.7

                    GW17 (che)?
                    GW18 (BHA) BGW?
                    GW19 (CRY) DGW?

                    GW20 (wba)
                    GW21 (SHU)

                    1. bitm2007
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Depends on how he does in the games, if he continues to blank he will drop except in the BGW, if he starts to score points he will go up even in GW19 when he a good single fixture.

                      1. Pi
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Cheers mate!

                    2. Maeki2
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      11.4

                  • diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Big Chance Conversion rates this season (per Sky):

                    Salah 81.8% (13 goals)
                    Son 66.6% (11 goals)
                    Vardy 61.1% (11 goals)
                    DCL 52.9% (11 goals)
                    Bruno 70% (10 goals)
                    Kane 60% (10 goals)
                    Bamford 33.3% (9 goals)

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

                      Surprised Son isn't up in the 90's % wise. Seems to score almost every single big chance he has

                    2. acidicleo
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      What's Werner's percentage? Must be around 10..

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

                        10% is generous I suspect

                  • aborg
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Who to bring in for Vestergaard and Mings long term? I have 5.6m to spend and already have Dallas and Coufal. Thanks.

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

                      Dias / Cancelo / Stones
                      Matip

                    2. Stormbringer22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Depends on your 18/19 strategy. Load up on DGW players for 19. Taylor and Reece James? Not sure if you have 5.6m for both slots?

                    3. Tango74
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Seems people going Charlie Taylor

                      • RoryzonderR
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Stones, Taylor

                    4. iL PiStOlErO
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Keep Cancelo for now or sell for Dias? What would you say is better solution here?

                      1. Pi
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Why sell Cancelo?

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

                        Why on earth would you sell Cancelo.

                        He's started 10 of the last 11 - including many games where Walker didn't have covid. And, furthermore, his chance creation is brilliant. Probably should have had at least 2 assists yesterday, if not more.

                        Just can't see any reason to get rid at the moment.

                        1. iL PiStOlErO
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          Perfect thats what I wanted to hear. I am on WC atm so looking at opinions. Cheers mate.

                      3. jomikijiq
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Keep, Walker has covid

                      4. acidicleo
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Cancel is the best city def to own IMO

                    5. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Who you got playing today?

                      Salah C, Robbo, Son, Kane & Bamford 🙂

                      1. Milkman Bruno
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          Salah(c), Cresswell, Son, Kane and Bamford

                        • Stormbringer22
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          Salah C, Bamford, Dallas, Son, Taylor/Coufal

                        • Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          Robbo, Coufal, Salah (C), Son, Raphina, Bamford

                        • Dannyb
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          Kane Son Trent(C) Taylor Bamford

                        • acidicleo
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          This plus Dallas and Coufal...

                      2. Pi
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        What was Rodger's comment on Vardy?

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

                          That he's a jammy tucker - or words to that effect I think 😉

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

                        Sell Grealish + DCL or KDB to get Bruno?

                        1. Stormbringer22
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          Kdb

                      4. Milkman Bruno
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          Still annoyed over the Mings red card yesterday. Could of been a better start to the week. What an idiot.