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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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  1. CSF150473
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Ings or adams for the double GW?

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Woof - great question. I think it depends on budget.

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Imma freehit in 19 and get Ings.

      1. CSF150473
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Free for GW 18 already

    3. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Adams - not sure Ings will play both. Adams will.

      1. CSF150473
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Yea true but ings is liable to come on for 20 minutes and smash one in, plus would be nice to have him instead of Adams for after

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          So why are you asking then if you have already decided on Ings?

  2. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Bowen substitution - injury or tactical?

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Believe it was tactical but I can't swear that's accurate. Twitter is your friend.

  3. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Missed out on Mahrez price drop. Would you sell him now for Son? Son might have a rest against Fulham to keep him fresh for Leeds. Or make the move next week?

    1. ivantys
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Kane is more due a rest than Son, I would just go ahead with the transfer if Rash's confirmed out.

        1. ivantys
            3 months, 21 days ago

            lol for some reasons I thought you were saying Rash, if it's Mahrez I would just go ahead.

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Mahrez likely to start though. Everton will rotate. Although not owning Son is scary.

              1. ivantys
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Not sure Mahrez is likely to start, and between Fulham and Everton I would always go for the easier fixture, although owning Son is boring.

        2. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Looking ahead:

          For GW19 BB, does this look worth -8?

          Kilman + KDB + Brewster > Robbo + Raphinha + Adams

          Alternative is to just do Kilman > LEE/WHU for free

          1. TOLV TUMS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Probably not worth a -8 for that

            1. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Raphinaha Adams both doubles though? still no?

              1. TOLV TUMS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Hey - it's definitely possible, but gotta remember that the double-ups don't always pay off they way we want them to mathematically

                1. Von Lipwig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  fair, thanks

          2. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            That should pay itself and get you a bit more so I would say yes

        3. yanky
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Mane or Rashford for double gwk?

          1. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Mane if you can afford him, but only if you already have Bruno and Salah

            1. yanky
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              i do haha see below. thinking son for next two then switch to mane/rash

        4. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Planning to have Antonio + Vardy (+ Bamford ofc) for the DGW but starting to doubt Antonio will even be fit for the DGW.

          Best alternative?

          A) Vardy + Abraham
          B) Vardy + Wood
          C) Vardy + Rodrigo
          D) Vardy + Adams
          E) Martial + Ings

          1. TOLV TUMS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            D)

          2. yanky
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            im on Bamford Wood Rodrigo, cheaping out up top with heavy mids (salah bruno raphinha soucek) and last piecd debating between Mane and Rashford

            1. TOLV TUMS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              I missed the part when Raphinia and Soucek became "heavy mids" 😉

              1. yanky
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                hahah well i mean 3 priced 10+

          3. Redranger
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            D for me.

            1. yanky
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              i dont get the adams love, no ings and tough fixtures before during and after the double??

              1. ivantys
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  I don't like Adams too, but there's really nothing better than him for that cheap slot now for DGW.

                • Redranger
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Lack of similar priced options for the DGW really. Other than Bamford, can’t see anyone around that range worth having

                  1. yanky
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    true im debating Wood just nevause hes got double and next two 16 17 look tasty

            2. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              D

          4. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Play Wilson OR PVA?

            Vardy might not start so thinking PVA

            1. ivantys
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Would love a palace CS now.

            2. Redranger
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Which Trio? On WC

              A) Coufal, Stones & Raphina
              B) Balbuena, Dias & Soucek

              1. Braxton
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 21 days ago

                B

              2. luk46
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                tough one, A but try to get Soucek regardless

            3. melvinmbabazi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Thoughts on what to do? 0.1 itb 1FT

              McCarthy
              Robbo I Chilwell I Dallas
              Salah I Bruno | Rashford | Son | I Bowen
              DCL | Rodrigo

              Forster I Coufal I Brewster I *Lamptey

              Cheers

            4. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Best option for the next few gws?

              a. Kane (own Son)
              b. Vardy
              c. kdb

              1. Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Unpopular opinion: KDB
                Just been unlucky. The points will come .

                1. TOLV TUMS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  I think the "unlucky" thing doesn't fly. What he's lacked is any finishing at all from his "strikers" (which he hasn't really had), and his finishing's been poor to boot. I think Aguero coming back changes a large part of that, and then the question is whether you want City attack at 10.3 or 11.4 🙂

                  1. ivantys
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      Yeah I agree he's crap, can only assist or score pens. 11.8 is too much for someone who can't score from open play. I kept Sterling over him.

                      1. TOLV TUMS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 21 days ago

                        Very much this. His price is stratospheric and his returns not so much. I've lost track of the mid/forward players outscoring him but I think it was 14 last time I checked, and only Mo's more $$$

                        1. ivantys
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Sterling has been the one bailing city out even though ppl were saying his finishing's being awful. He hasn't really done much wrong other than that last min screamer against WBA. KDB on the other hand can't even shoot while his balls have been worse than before.

                    • Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      Leaning towards keeping him as well, cheers.

                2. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  All help greatly appreciated.
                  Very thin bench. Will FH GW18.

                  Martinez
                  Robertson, KWP, Dallas
                  Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Grealish
                  DCL, Bamford, Adams
                  Johnstone | Bissouma, Lamptey, Mitchell

                  A) KDB -> Son (Lamptey -> Coufal/ Taylor next week)
                  B) Lamptey -> Coufal / Taylor
                  C) A & B for a -4

                  1. TOLV TUMS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    B, then A, then C for me. KDB against Newcastle is worth holding if you have him (I think, anyway). I'm trying to address my own Lamptey-shaped problem as well

                    1. ivantys
                        3 months, 21 days ago

                        2 days ago?

                        1. TOLV TUMS
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 21 days ago

                          Haha - well, there's the answer to that one 🙂

                          1. TOLV TUMS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Clearly fixture congestion in my head as well. I'll see if my internal Klopp can speak to the media for me.

                  2. Dthinger
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    I was hoping to save my FT, but I’m worried I need three playing bench players. Do I NEED to replace Neco?

                    Leno
                    Zouma Robbo Fofana
                    Salah Bruno Son Grealish Bowen
                    DCL Bamford

                    Button Brewster Targett Neco

                  3. kysersosa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Play it safe or gamble

                    Martinez
                    Targett, Dallas, Justin
                    KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Salah
                    Bamford, Wilson, Vardy

                    Burke, Lamptey, Mitchell

                    1Ft and 0.1 ITB

                    Play it safe and bring in a replacement for Lamptey or gamble and bring KDB out for Son?

                    Closest rival in ML is 18pts behind me for the month has Son.

                    Any other suggestions appreciated.

                    1. luk46
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      would sell Wilson or Lamptey > Stones maybe

                  4. yanky
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    WC team, thoughts? FH18, BB19. What transfers should I make leading up to 19? 0.0 in bank.

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

                    a) keep as is
                    b) Son in for next two then switch to Mane for double... If so since I have 0 in bank and Mane will rise I’d need to do one of below, thoughts?
                    - 1. Fabianski > McCarthy
                    - 2. Wood > Adams
                    - 3. Dias > Stones

                    1. ivantys
                        3 months, 21 days ago

                        Mane won't rise

                        1. yanky
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 21 days ago

                          before 19 im saying. id plan on son>mane in 19, hell go up before then so id need to fund it with those options. or forget spurs (son) and just go with mane now...thats my debate

                          1. ivantys
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              Same, I highly doubt he will go up before 19. Most teams already have the Salah/Bruno/Son/Kane combo so it's hard to fit him in. Plus nobody will buy him in for 18 and 16 deadline is today, so there's effectively just one week of transfer for him which I'm pretty sure he wouldn't go up.

                              1. yanky
                                • 11 Years
                                3 months, 21 days ago

                                i see!! cheers. in that case I think ill start with son for next two although the pts could be close! thanks dude

                                1. ivantys
                                    3 months, 21 days ago

                                    Yeah Son's next 3 I would be scared not owning him. He doesn't even need form to score.

                        2. Jinswick
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 21 days ago

                          Best move here? Need to use/lose a FT and planning to FH19:

                          A) Riedewald -> Martinelli
                          B) Douglas -> Holding
                          C) McCarthy-> Leno
                          D) Something else (suggestions welcome)

                          McCarthy
                          Cancelo, Bellerin, Dier
                          Salah, KDB, Bruno, Son
                          Bamford, Wilson, Watkins

                          Forster, Targett, Riedewald, Douglas
                          Bank 0.6m, 2FT

                        3. luk46
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 21 days ago

                          who are you captaining? hard to choose this week imo

                          1. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Between son and bruno for me.

                            1. luk46
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              no interest in Salah? He might want to show what hes capable of after yesterdays no show

                              1. Disturbed
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 21 days ago

                                Also an option. Guess I havent decided yet 🙂

                          2. TOLV TUMS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Have the C on Kane currently but may not last the morning. Bruno the more low-key option and could well pay off

                            1. luk46
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              ye, Wolves are usually strong vs better teams tho, can see a 1:1 there

                          3. yanky
                            • 11 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            salah gonna be hungry

                            1. luk46
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              100%

                          4. jomikijiq
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            easy Salah

                        4. Nightrain_
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 21 days ago

                          is Martial a good option now (don't have Bruno but planning to get him in GW19 to double up on MUN) to replace DCL considering he got 2 home fixtures and also a double later ?

                          I know DCL will play in BGW but he's up against Wolves so maybe not getting much

                          1. ivantys
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              He might rotate with Cavani so don't think he's an fpl option.

                          2. TOLV TUMS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Question: Anyone NOT free-hitting in GW18? Love the idea of saving it for later but it definitely seems to be all the rage here. Any thoughts?

                            1. yanky
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              FH18 is lock for me (on WC now)

                              1. TOLV TUMS
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 21 days ago

                                Interesting - seems like a lotta people on WC now are also FH in 18...

                                1. yanky
                                  • 11 Years
                                  3 months, 21 days ago

                                  yeah wc to load up on 19 double which pretty much means fh18, being aggressive to try and jump rank. could backfire for sure haha

                          3. Taegugk Warrior
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Salah,Bruno,Grealish,Zaha*,Bissouma

                            Zaha Replacement please...?

                            1. TOLV TUMS
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              Saka

                          4. TheDragon
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            The big gameweek question

                            KDB -> Son

                            A) Yes
                            B) No

                            1. Machine_Gunnerz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              no

                            2. ChelseaGuy
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              Can't help you there, in the same dilemma. Even thinking of Mane

                          5. Von Lipwig
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            More possibilities I'm looking at. I have to decide soon as it will affect next week's transfer. For the GW19 BB:

                            A) Kilman + KDB + Brewster > Robbo + Raphinha + Adams
                            B) Kilman + KDB + Brewster > Bednarek + Raphinha + Vardy
                            C) Kilman + KDB + Brewster > Coufal + Rash + Adams

                            Assuming Rash is fit...

                            Thanks for any thoughts, I know I'm in the weeds here lol

                            1. TheDragon
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              A if DGW planning
                              Not C

                              In B I’d be worried about Vardy being rested this week

                            2. TOLV TUMS
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              I'd go A or C. Highly likely that Vardy gets rested in the DGW. He's 83, remember.

                              1. Von Lipwig
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 21 days ago

                                Hahaha. Fair, swerve Vardy then

                          6. ChelseaGuy
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            KDB to

                            A) Son
                            B) Mane
                            C) Hold

                            Will be using FH in BGW

                            1. TOLV TUMS
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              Mane looked the best player on the pitch today. I'd be tempted.

                              1. ChelseaGuy
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 21 days ago

                                Yea, and he would essentially be getting an extra game over the other 2 in my strategy

                            2. Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              Might hold. Tempted to do kdb > kane with 2 fts but unsure.

                              1. ChelseaGuy
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 21 days ago

                                Thinking on similar lines but with Vardy.
                                KDB + DCL to Bowen/Barnes + Vardy (C)

                                1. Disturbed
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 21 days ago

                                  Not worried that Vardy might be rested this gw?

                                  1. ChelseaGuy
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 21 days ago

                                    Yea, that's also a concern that's putting me off of it

                            3. Don Van Vliet
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              A

                              1. ChelseaGuy
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 21 days ago

                                You reckon Son to score more in 3 fixtures (FUL LEE shu) over Mane in 4 (new sou MUN BUR) ?

                                1. Don Van Vliet
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 21 days ago

                                  I'd say so.

                          7. cescpistols111
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Is this team G2G? 0FT, 2.0 ITB. Want to take Werner out but can't take a -4.

                            Sanchez
                            Zouma Coufal Taylor
                            Salah(v) Bruno Son(c) Grealish
                            Werner DCL Bamford

                            Button Konsa Bissouma Kilman

                          8. tommo123
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            McCarthy
                            Reguilon Zouma Taylor
                            Salah Neto Son KDB Fernandes
                            DCL Bamford

                            Nyland Konsa Davis Mitchell

                            KDB & Davis -> Kane & Soucek for free?

                            Will be WCing in 17

                          9. CroatianHammer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Well, earthquake just woke me. 5.2. Sort of a 5th midfielder type of quake.
                            KdB out, Salah in, building towards BB 19, will have two transfers used Saturday morning for GW17, then FH for 18... Trusting Martinez against Chelsea this midweek...

                            1. TOLV TUMS
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              Wow, no kidding?!? Where do you live?

                              1. CroatianHammer
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 21 days ago

                                The clue is in the name 🙂
                                If I feel it where I am, it's big enough to have caused damage at source. Not as bad as the one in March.

                          10. Sloane426
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Start Dallas or Soucek?

                            1. Neo-Viper
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              Dallas

                          11. Neo-Viper
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            5 players for the BGW enough?

                            Darlow
                            Dias Dier
                            Saka Son

                            1. ChelseaGuy
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              I would rather use the FH

                              1. Neo-Viper
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 21 days ago

                                lack of close contested games is putting me off though!

                                Rater save for later? or Do it the BGW itself.

                                1. ChelseaGuy
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 21 days ago

                                  Depends on the team you have right now, I've already did transfers building towards DGW19, hence going to FH in BGW18

                          12. House Frey Wedding Planner
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Will FH19

                            Martinez, (4.0)
                            Cancelo, Dias, KWP (Lewis, Mitchell)
                            Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Son (Jones)
                            Kane, DCL, Bamford

                            1ft, 0.4itb

                            Should I:

                            a)- Grealish & Mitchell out, Saka & Dier in for a -4 hit
                            b) Grealish out, Saka in
                            c) Save transfer and go double City defence
                            d) Any other transfer

                            Thanks

                          13. Lindelol
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Anyone considering Ben Johnson?

                            1. Dthinger
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 21 days ago

                              Was thinking about it as a replacement for Neco

                          14. S3
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 21 days ago

                            Lamptey replacement >> Holding or Ayling or Alioski or Balbuena...got only 4.6 and already have Taylor