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The FPL Round-Up: Pep on Cancelo, Lampard to rotate and Richarlison update

Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea

  • Goals: Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m), Granit Xhaka (£5.2m), Bukayo Saka (£5.1m) | Tammy Abraham (£7.2m)
  • Assists: Kieran Tierney (£5.3m), Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe (£4.4m) | Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m)
  • Bonus: Saka x3, Lacazette x2, Bernd Leno (£4.9m), Xhaka x1

A much-changed, and much-improved, Arsenal saw off Chelsea to ease the pressure on manager Mikel Arteta.

The result meant a third straight away loss for the Blues, incurring the wrath of boss Frank Lampard, who branded his players ‘lazy’.

Fantasy managers were ill-served by Lampard in the run-up to the match, with injury doubts over full-backs Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) and Reece James (£5.2m) prompting many to sell them on.

As it happened, both started and promptly handed their remaining owners another day without clean sheet points – Chelsea have managed just one shut-out in their last five games.

The team’s most popular attacking player, the 15.3%-owned Timo Werner (£9.3m), made it seven starts without a goal, although his opportunities were severely limited when Lampard hooked him at half-time:

Timo today wasn’t giving us enough with or without the ball and some of it we have to give him time because it is a different league, but also we have to get there quickly. So we’ll see about his tiredness. I will have a conversation with him, but it was a decision I just felt I had to make.

Werner won’t be the only player nervously checking the teamsheet for Gameweek 16’s visit from Aston Villa on Monday either:

I will have to rotate players, I will have to see after Arsenal where players are in their fitness, every individual is different, we will do our best to get the turnaround right.

Arteta has an extra day to plan for the Gunners’ trip to Brighton, with the immediate future of the benched Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m and 7.4%) the main Fantasy concern.

In his absence, Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m), Granit Xhaka (£5.2m) and Bukayo Saka (£5.1m) got the goals, while Emile Smith-Rowe‘s (£4.4m) energy caught the eye.

Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) managed a late consolation goal – his third in two matches – and Bernd Leno (£4.9m) then saved a Jorginho (£4.8m) penalty, but the hosts deserved their win, with the outstanding Saka bringing in maximum bonus points for his 2.4% ownership.


Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tierney, Mari, Holding, Bellerín; Elneny, Xhaka; Martinelli (Pepe 71), Smith Rowe (Willock 65), Saka; Lacazette (Mustafi 90+2). 

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): E Mendy; Chilwell, T Silva, Zouma, R James; Mount, Kanté (Havertz 74), Kovacic (Jorginho 45); Werner (Hudson-Odoi 45), Abraham, Pulisic.

Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle United

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  • Goals: Ilkay Gundogan (£5.4m), Ferran Torres (£6.9m)
  • Assists: Raheem Sterling (£11.4m)
  • Bonus: Gundogan x3, Joao Cancelo (£5.6m) x2, Nathan Ake (£5.4m) x1

A routine win for Manchester City came with another unremarkable score from the team’s most popular Fantasy asset, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m).

More than 189,000 managers sold on the 23.8%-owned Belgian heading into the match after a run of just one assist from three starts.

And a further blank on Boxing Day has prompted another 58,000+ to put him in the top three for Gameweek 16 sales, including (presumably) some of the 561,821 who captained him against Newcastle.

With Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m) ill and Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) still being eased back from injury, City manager Pep Guardiola handed the striker’s role to Ferran Torres (£6.9m), who steered home the team’s second goal of a predictably one-sided contest.

But it was Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) who had he most penalty area touches (12) on the day, and from one of those he set up Ilkay Gundogan (£5.4m) for the opener.

That was the midfielder’s second goal from his last three starts, and although he later picked up a knock, he played it down post-match.

I got a couple of kicks on my foot, but it shouldn’t be that bad. I should be able to go again on Monday.

Based on Guardiola’s penchant for rotation, that confidence looks ill-advised.

And the manager’s comments on Joao Cancelo (£5.6m), who impressed at both ends of the pitch on the way to a fourth clean sheet in five matches, should send shivers down the collective spine of his 6.1% ownership:

He’s a player with incredible quality, and his regeneration and physicality is incredible. He could play tomorrow!

Newcastle, meanwhile, came to defend, did that well, but not well enough and then left, with their main attacking threat, Callum Wilson (£6.6m) missing out with a knock – and boss Steve Bruce’s desire not to risk him after four matches in 12 days.

The next two will take place over five days and involve visits from Liverpool and Leicester, ensuring interest in Newcastle assets – aside from the 15.7%-owned Wilson – remains the wrong side of meh.


Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Ake; Gundogan (Foden 90+1), Rodrigo (Fernandinho 57); De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling; Torres (Aguero 77).

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Darlow; Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie (Lewis 66); Murphy, Hayden, M Longstaff, Almiron (Gayle 82); Joelinton (Carroll 71).

Sheffield United 0-1 Everton

  • Goals: Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m)
  • Assists: Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Sigurdsson x3, Michael Keane (£5.1m) x2, Yerry Mina (£5.5m), Mason Holgate (£4.8m) x1

Everton made it four wins on the bounce – three involving clean sheets – with a hard-fought victory over an increasingly desperate Sheffield United.

‘Desperate’ also adequately describes those (few) Fantasy managers still hoping for returns from Blades players, so after a quick mention of yet another blank for the 6.6%-owned Rhian Brewster (£4.5m), it’s back to Carlo Ancelotti’s side for the rest of this report.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) scored the winner, his third return in those four victories, from an Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.3m) assist in the 80th minute.

The fact that was the first shot on target in the second half spoke volumes as to the attacking play on offer from both teams.

Then again, with both James Rodriguez (£7.7m) and Richarlison (£7.8m) still out for the visitors, that was no great surprise as the 60.9%-owned Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) blanked for the first time since Gameweek 10.

Ancelotti confirmed that Richarlison would not be ready to return against Man City on Monday:

There is no possibility to prepare the team. We have to think about the players who can recover in two days. After that, we have to rotate some players. Richarlison is following his concussion protocols and has to stay out.

That could prompt plenty of Calvert-Lewin sales – he’s currently sixth for Gameweek 16 transfers out – as the striker struggles for goals without the Brazilian in the team.

And with a clean sheet a tall order against Guardiola’s troops, it’s no surprise to find zero Everton players in the top 30 for purchases either, despite such a fine run of recent form.


Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Robinson; Baldock, McGoldrick (Norwood 63) Osborn, Ampadu, Stevens; Brewster (Mousset 76), Burke (McBurnie 45). 

Everton XI (4-5-1): Pickford; Holgate, Keane (Coleman 66), Mina, Godfrey; Doucoure, Davies (Gomes 74), Sigurdsson, Gordon (Bernard 55), Iwobi; Calvert-Lewin.

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 15

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4,308 Comments Post a Comment
  1. boroie
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Current squad...

    McCarthy
    Chilwell Cancelo Coufal
    Salah(C) Son(VC) Bruno KDB
    Bamford Adams Watkins

    Forster; Soucek Targett N.Williams

    What should I do?

    A) KDB -> Mane
    B) Targett -> C.Taylor/Dallas
    C) Save FT

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      i d save

    2. Prison Mike
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      C

    3. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

    4. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      C

  2. Prison Mike
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Lamptey ->

    A) Dier

    B) Cancelo (Already have Dias)

    I need them to play in Blank GW18... Cancelo is more of a rotation risk?

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B worth the risk probably

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Could go Stones

      1. Prison Mike
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Is he any more nailed than Cancelo?

        1. ...al
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          No imo

          Cancelo gold at rb. Should be nailed for lb

  3. ClaireT
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Repost

    What would you do with this team?

    Martinez, Forster
    Coufal, KWP, Dallas, Taylor, James
    KDB, Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Bissouma
    Watkins, DCL, Bamford

    Have 2 FT & 1.7 itb

    1. ClaireT
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      All suggestions appreciated 🙂

    2. gart888
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Have a similar team, and my plan this week is to bring in Johnstone as a second keeper. I'll want the two extra games played during the DGW, and I like his fixtures more than Martinez for the next two weeks too.

      1. ClaireT
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thank you 🙂

    3. djman102
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      what's the plan for BGW18/DGW19 (or is that part of your question)?

      1. ClaireT
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Hi, yep make that part of my question as I'm not sure of the best plan yet

        1. djman102
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          You have 6 for BGW (0 Spurs, 1 City) and 8 for DGW. Assuming you have it, I'd use FH in 18 and use your transfers to upgrade Forster, Bissouma, and Watkins for a BB in 19. Your SGW players in 19 are good enough to outscore most DGW fringe players IMO.

          1. ClaireT
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Thank you 🙂 So much appreciated 🙂

  4. Apwilkin
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Robbo in a 433 or Maddison with a 343? On a wildcard.

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      343 or 352 historically more points

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Must have 3 nice defenders.

  5. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    BGW18 = field 8-9 players
    DGW19 = FH
    GW25 = WC
    GW26 = BB

    Anyone?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      BGW18: 11 players (10 starters + Brewster)
      DGW19: FH
      GW26: BB
      GW29: WC

      There's enough time for me to create a bench boost between GWs 24 and 26, especially since I'll sell Dias by GW23 for the fixture swing

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        WC29 for the blank?

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yup. I'll rearrange my team with the WC sometime between GWs 27 and 29. Not certain on which GW for the WC though. Fixtures will determine that

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

      Could be ok. Is the dgw not 27? Which week is the blank gw 29 or 30?

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        BGW18, DGW19, DGW26, BGW29, BGW33 (minor), two+ more minor DGWs

        https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1341081340779884546?s=20

  6. Gubbins94.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    The Rashford doubt is very annoying, very torn on the below;

    Rashford/ Kane (Kane > Vardy for the double) or Mane/ Martial.

    Anyone have any thoughts on their preference? With Mane, I can at least somewhat cover the Salah TC as well given I'll be BB.

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No Salah would have me head the mane route

  7. Wizardh
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Captain Bruno or Salah?

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Still Salah for me

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        both should produce but going salah

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Captain Salah or Mane?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        salah.

    • Tabbara
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Pick 2 to start :
      Dias, Dallas, Coufal, Taylor

      Playing Cancelo

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        TDias

        1. Tabbara
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thx 🙂

      2. Denver Omelette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Dias and dallas

    • Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Would you FH if you only had 6 players from BGW 18?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        possibly not. depends which players.

        1. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Triple Spurs, Neto, Martinez, Holding

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            With no City, FH or get some.

      2. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I have 7 and will still FH, there's a big difference between players you have and the one i want and not keep beyond that week. 3 city, 3 spurs, martinelli, zaha, wilson, dcl, darlow etc

    • Wizardh
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Building towards bench boosting in
        GW19.

        GW17 - Grealish to Rashford/Maddison
        GW18 - FH
        GW19 - Son to Rashford/Maddison
        - Button to Fabianski
        - Dier to Reece James

        Currently on:

        Meslier
        Robbo, Dier, Alioski
        Salah(c), Bruno, Son, Grealish
        Firmino, Bamford, Giroud

        Button, Soucek, Coufal, Justin

        Planned transfers:

        GW17 - Grealish to Rashford/Maddison
        GW18 - FH
        GW19 - Son to Rashford/Maddison
        - Button to Fabianski
        - Dier to Reece James

        Thoughts?

        1. Wizardh
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Sorry for double

          • djman102
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Dier to James for another -4 is a bit of a risk. I expect a CS from Dier vs SHU, so James needs at least 10 points in two games to break even. Depends on your risk aversion.

        2. S3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          any decent 4.6M defender to replace Lamptey?.... I just feel with all the options I am not inspired to use my FT...but again with possible rotations ...

          1. gart888
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I like Taylor at 4.5.

            1. S3
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I forgot to mention I already own Taylor

              1. gart888
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Planning on free hitting GW18?

                1. S3
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  nope

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Holding

                    1. S3
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      ok was thinking same...thanks

          2. Uncle Gamst
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Taylor for clean sheets?

          3. Krispy Kreme
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Alioski

          4. ...al
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Without getting laughed at too much, Holding

        3. gart888
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Start Johnstone vs Leeds or Martinez vs Chelsea?

          Start 2 of: KWP vs WHU, Taylor vs SHU, Soucek vs SOU, DCL vs City?

          1. Denver Omelette
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Johnstone, Taylor, KWP/DCL

            1. gart888
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Cheers. Was thinking Johnstone, Taylor, DCL so this is nice to hear.

          2. All about the galacticos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            martinez
            Taylor, DCL

            1. gart888
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              You're not considerably more scared of Chelsea than Leeds?

        4. Uncle Gamst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Correct bench? Thanks

          Pope
          Taylor, Alioski, Justin, Dier,
          Salah, Son, Fernandes
          Bamford, DCL, Kane
          Sanchez, Soucek, Coufal, Bissouma

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Expect another Leeds CS?

            1. Uncle Gamst
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Who knows, he has had 4 so far and it's against WBA

              You think Soucek scores again, against sou?

          2. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I’m playing soucek over alioski. Big sam will surely get a set piece goal against Leeds

            1. Uncle Gamst
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Thanks

        5. Lucas8406
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Best captain this gw?

          1. Denver Omelette
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Spurs assets for me

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Mr Salah

        6. FDMS All Starz
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Which is better for dgw19?

          A) Justin / Dier / Vardy
          Or
          B) Dias / Cancelo / Martial

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            a 100%

        7. FPL Doc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          WC this week,

          deciding between McCarthy and Martinez, any recs?

          My other keeper is Johnstone

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            what are your plans for gw19?

            1. FPL Doc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Well, I was thinking to play Johnstone in 19 since he is playing Wolves and WHU.

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                if playing bb then i d go mccarthy

          2. Denver Omelette
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Martinez has better fixtures gw 19 onwards

            1. FPL Doc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Do you think McCarthy + Martinez is a better combo than MaCarthy/Martinez + Johnstone?

              Planning to FH in 18

          3. NateDogsCats
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I have McCarthy and Martinez and am going with McCarthy, definitely going to miss Vestergaard but I think there's a better chance of a cs there than for Villa

              1. NateDogsCats
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  I misread, thought you were just deciding on a keeper for this week, ignore me

                • FPL Doc
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Do you think McCarthy + Martinez is a better combo than MaCarthy/Martinez + Johnstone?

                  Planning to FH in 18

            • KagKagKag
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Looking for some help with my transfers. I have 2 free transfers, I am thinking of ditching KDB to either Son or Mane.
              a) KDB + Cresswell -> Son + Robertson
              b) KDB + DCL -> Son + Vardy
              c) KDB -> Mane (roll over transfer)

              I have Salah and Kane as well.
              Thanks.

              1. Denver Omelette
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                A

              2. FantasyHero
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Wouldn't get rid of a west ham defender so close to dgw unless you free hitting.
                Also vardy might not start next game.
                And so go with C

            • Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              am i correct in saying that if I go into gw18 with 2fts and I use FH, then I will only have 1 ft for gw19?

              1. NateDogsCats
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Yes

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    that's what I thought cheers. thats a shame.

                • TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  yes

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    thanks

              2. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Just saw Bamford scored penalty,hes taking them now whats happened?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  The other guy missed one.

                  1. gart888
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    yeah apparently they alternate. once one of them misses it it's the other guy's turn.

                2. El Fenomeno R9
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Cheers,must get him for DGW then.

                  Sold him for 5.6(5.8) before his hattrick to get Kane in,Bruno too cost me tons of points.

              3. Marc Jobling
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Arsenal fans - how nailed is Saka?

                He seems to get 90 mins most games, despite all the competition. Where do Arsenal play him - out wide or centre mid?

                1. G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  To think people laughed when I chose him over ASM...

                2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Nailed. Ish. He's probably our best player at the moment. Being played out wide on right or left, though has also played left wing back depending on how we set up at back.

              4. kobewan
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Any Arsenal player worth getting these days they do have some very preferable schedule next 5 GWs

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Holding is maybe worth a shout

                  2. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Maybe Saka

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

                    I'm getting Holding for GW17

                  4. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Leno?

                • FantasyHero
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Gents...thoughts?
                  Martinez steer*
                  Lamptey coufal Dallas dier Mitchell
                  Kdb son Bruno madison bissouma
                  Kane bam dcl*
                  1FT 1.6Mitb

                  Thinking to do this to set up for dgw:
                  Steer & dcl to Pope & adams

                  Was first thinking Rodrigo over adams but not sure hoe nailed he is

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    If you don't want Salah.
                    Defence is quite stretched.

                    1. FantasyHero
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      That is true. Any rotation and I wont have cover

                • FDMS All Starz
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Thoughts on BB team for gw19?

                  Mendy - Fabianski
                  Robbo - James - Thiago - Balbuena - Coufal
                  Salah - Bruno - Son - Maddison - Raphina
                  Bamford - Rodrigo - Adams

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Defence is all or nothing.

                    1. FDMS All Starz
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Can have Dias over Thiago I guess

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        You'll struggle in 16 & 17 otherwise.

                  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    nice enough. not sure about treble leeds attack though

                  3. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Too many double ups and triple ups on shaky teams.

                    1. G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Who would you double and triple up on for GW19?

                      1. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        You don't need to, atleast not if it's a normal team instead of FH.

                • yanky
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  thoughts on this WC? FH 18, BB 19...not sure what transfers to make in between, no money in bank-- suggestions please!

                  Fabianski Johnstone
                  Dias Cancelo TAA Coufal Justin
                  Salah Mane Bruno Soucek Raphinha
                  Bamford Wood Rodrigo

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Save FT

                  2. djman102
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Unless you're not keen on Spurs for Fulham/Leeds, I'd consider Son for the next two, then switch to Mane in 19.

                    1. yanky
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      i thought of that but this team has 0.0 in bank so any rises for mane and i can't afford it for 19!

                      1. yanky
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        unless i do McCarthy for Fabianski and only go with 2 West Ham (then can afford Son > Mane strategy with rises before 19)

                • Denver Omelette
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  What's the best midfielder pick under 8,4? Would u take a punt on Saka or El Ghazi instead?

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Neto or Soucek

                • mrpink32
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Kdb to
                  A Son or
                  B Rashford?
                  Will mean gw19 having Son vs rashford x2?

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    A

                    Not a fan of Rashford

                  2. gart888
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    My plan is to hold KDB and then turn him into Rashford after GW18.

                • Sz21
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Anything standing out here?
                  McCarthy.
                  Robbo, Stones, Dallas, Coufal.
                  Salah, Son, KDB, Fernandes.
                  Bamford, DCL.
                  Forster, Lookman, Brewster, Ferguson.
                  1ft, 0.6m ITB. FH 18, TC 19- Have 8 DGW'rs atm and hoping for 9/10.
                  Stones, KDB + Son are my single weekers in 19 for now.

                  1. Dallas/Coufal-> James.
                  2. Ferguson-> Taylor.
                  3. KDB-> Mane or Rashford.
                  4. Lookman -> Soucek.

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Good enough to save FT

                    1. Sz21
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Maybe- Thinking of changing KDB though especially.

                • Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  play

                  a cresswell (south)
                  b dallas (w brom)

                  thanks and gl

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    B

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      thanks Holmes

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      cheers 🙂

                  2. james 101
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    B

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      thanks

                • james 101
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  GTG / bench right?

                  Martinez
                  Robbo Stones Zouma
                  Salah Rashford Bruno Soucek Son
                  Bambam Vardy

                  (Steer Dallas 3.9 4.4)

                  (0.5m in the bank but no FTs)

                  Thanks!

                  1. djman102
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Looks good to me. If Vardy doesn't play, Dallas coming on is great cover (but I still don't think I'd play him over anyone else in your 11)