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How Wildcarding top 10k FPL managers have prepared for Double Gameweek 19

A significant portion of Fantasy Premier League managers inside the top 10,000 overall rankings re-shaped their squads for Gameweek 16.

9.3% of those deployed the first Wildcard at the last chance of asking for the final Gameweek of 2020 – with Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) very much a key figure.

Thanks to the data on LiveFPL.net, we can analyse which other assets played a part in this squad shuffle, especially thinking of the upcoming Blank and Double Gameweeks.

Firstly, we can see that, as the Gameweek 16 deadline passed, 92.0% of top 10k managers had used the first Wildcard.

That means that just over 8.0% of those at this level proverbially ‘wasted’ it by leaving the chip unused.

Could that indicate a degree of inactivity even among the top 10k, or were there that many managers happy enough with their existing squad not to need it. Imaging that luxury is enough to make anyone envious.

As you can see from the bar chart above, we can see that, after 16 Gameweeks, 5.0% of the top 10k achieved their lofty rank without the use of even one chip.

64.6% have deployed one, almost certainly the Wildcard based on the rule of probability, while the relative lack of managers to have used more than that suggests we should see plenty Triple Captains, Free Hits and Bench Boosts when the Blank and Double Gameweeks come around.

As mentioned already, Salah was the key man on top 10k Wildcards, selected by 95.9% of these managers, the most of any asset.

He is marginally more popular than Bruno Fernandes (£11.1m) and Patrick Bamford (£6.5m), included in 95.8% and 94.6% of top 10k Wildcard squads respectively.

Despite blanking in five of the last nine Gameweeks, Son Heung-min (£9.7m) is not far behind the trio in terms of Wildcard support, chosen by 88.0% of these managers. 

Back-to-back home matches against newly-promoted opposition are sure to have influenced that decision, as well as a fixture in Blank Gameweek 18, taking Spurs to Villa Park.

Midfield is certainly an area where the top 10k have been as unanimous as possible in terms of selection, Tomáš Souček (£5.1m) selected by 70.2% of Wildcarders at this level ahead of a Double Gameweek line-up of Burnley (home) and West Bromwich Albion (home).

Apart from Bamford, the top 10k were less emphatic in the overall choices up-front. It is certainly noteworthy that Harry Kane (£11.0m) was considerably less popular in these Wildcard squads than Son with 55.7% inclusion.

Also interesting is the fact that Che Adams (£6.1m) has picked up the support of 41.7%, the value offered by a striker facing Leicester (away) and Leeds (away) in Double Gameweek 19.

Premium defenders struggled to get much of a look-in for top 10k Wildcarders, none of the top-five most-fashionable assets in this position costing more than £5.0m at the time of writing.

James Justin‘s (£5.0m) remarkable powers of recovery have helped him start and play 90 minutes in every match for Leicester this season, even between Gameweeks 15 and 16.

The top 10k have cottoned onto that, especially those Wildcarding, 62.0% choosing him ahead of a Double Gameweek 19 line-up of Southampton (home) and Chelsea (home).

Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) and Stuart Dallas (£4.7m) are in just shy of 60% of top 10k Wildcard squads, with Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.8m) also extensively included.

In terms of what these selections mean for future chip planning, the fact that so many popular Wildcard assets are Double Gameweekers indicates the Free Hit could receive extensive attention in Blank Gameweek 18.

In terms of how that compares with the template for the rest of the top 10k rank bracket, there are some notable exclusions.

Jack Grealish (£7.8m) is in 53.8% of squads at this level but did not feature in the Wildcard template.

The same goes for Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m), currently owned by 62.8% of the top 10k.

Meanwhile, it is clear that the Wildcarders at this level used the chip to bring their defence in line with the overall template, the same five players appearing in each matrix we have compared.

Finally, Salah is the most dangerous asset in the top 10k for Gameweek 16, backed by 54.3% for the captaincy.

That brings his effective ownership at this level to 142.8%, 46.1 percentage points higher than the second-placed in that category: Manchester United midfielder Fernandes.

It is also interesting to note how the stock of Spurs attackers has fallen, especially in the captaincy debate.

A home meeting with Fulham stood out to many as a key game for those in possession of Son and Kane – less so now.

Spurs’ own slump is likely a contributing factor as well as Fulham’s improved defensive displays.

As a result, Kane and Son were captained only by 19.8% and 13.5% of the top 10k respectively.

Statistics taken from LiveFPL.net.

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1,903 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wizardh
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Bottomed

      Got 10 this GW from Giroud and Grealish. Still have Meslier, Robbo, Dier, Alioski, Salah(c), Bruno, Son, Firmino, Bamford

      Shipped Grealish to Maddison tonight.

      Building towards this BB team for DGW and free hitting in GW18.

      Meslier, Fabianski
      Robbo, Reece, Justin, Coufal, Alioski
      Salah(c), Bruno, Rashford, Maddison, Soucek
      Firmino, Bamford, Giroud

      Would have got Chilwell over Reece too but that stupid injury made me instant transfer to Robbo. What do you think ?

    • Surfeit of Lampteys
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Gotta say this postponed City game works out very well for them. Everton won't be complaining either given their injury list. All rather convenient

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Everton have requested full disclosure on why it was postponed. I think they wanted City to play reserve keeper etc.

        1. Surfeit of Lampteys
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Yeah I guess that's fair enough actually. I take it back.

        1. david31058
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Probably miffed at 2000 fans not being able to go and so will be due a refund when the game finally goes ahead as Merseyside will possibly be back in Tier 3 by then

    • HD7
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Harvey Barnes or Maddison in for Grealish?

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Harvey

    • wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      What would you do here?

      Pope
      Taylor/Taa/Reguilon
      Son/Raphina/Salah/Barnes/Fernanes
      Bamford/Wood

      Johnstone Adams/Coufal/Dallas
      1ft 0.8itb

    • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Any reason not to do KDB to Son tonight. Will either price change before tomorrow?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        An injury in 2 days time for one.

      2. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        That move would have been great 24 hours ago.

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Tell me about it. Was what I wanted to to all along, but thought of having 2FT swayed it for me given I wasn't 100%. Looks pretty stupid now.

      3. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Patience is a virtue

      4. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Would have done it if we had all the appropriate information. FPL is not fun again for a second season

    • Ray In Bruges.
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      McCarthy (4.0)
      Zouma Justin Taylor (Alioski, 3.8)
      Grealish Salah Fernandes Son KDB
      Bamford DCL (Brewster)

      What a mess...Thinking Brewster + KDB > Vardy + Soucek (-4) before the rises tonight. Good moves?

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Martinez
      Robbo - Dallas - Dias
      Raphinha - Salah (c) - KDB - Bruno (v) - Son
      Bamford - DCL
      ____________________________________
      Forster: Brewster: Mitchell: Dunne

      2FT, 0.6 ITB

      What on earth to do here?

      Originally planned KDB + Brewster > Soucek + Kane (switching to Vardy for DGW)

      Or do I just hold off and wait out doing anything for as long as I can with all this covid affecting everything?

      Appreciate any input here thanks guys.

      1. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Tempting but I'd hold until we know more information.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Yeah seems best doesn’t it cheers 🙂

    • Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Burke & Forster to Soucek and Johnstone for a -4?
      Would get priced out should one of them rise.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        ?

      2. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Burke and Forster won’t get you much so yeah

    • the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Grealish >

      a. Neto
      b. H.Barnes
      c. Raphinha

      got 9.1m to spend

      Cheers

      1. Ray In Bruges.
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Maddison?

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Yeah

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Maddison flagged

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Why not hold?

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          price rises plus Grealish looks like dropping on FPL stats

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Yes. But depending when you got him you may not lose value.
            He's one of the best value for $ selections.

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              i agree but he's been a hit and miss but i suppose he scores big every 3 GW's so he is due GW17 LOL

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                He's still been so instrumental, a haul will be soon definitely.

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Without Barkley he is playing deeper and assisting the assister lately. One pt hockey assist would be nice, but since they aren't given, don't know what to do with him.

                  1. the dom 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    agree totally

                    1. Gabbiadini
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      next fixtures aren't ideal but Villa have been impressive against strong opposition.

                      1. the dom 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        thanks for the replies, i'll sit for now 😉

    • dezille
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      4.3 ITB, building for 19 - funds will be tight if going for Vardy, so would need to act tonight. Think I will need to take a -4, as otherwise means probably taking an -8 in gw19, and would rather spread out the hits (knowing that a gw18 transfer is lost by free hit).

      McCarthy (Martinez)
      Robertson Coufal Dallas Justin (Mitchell)
      Salah Son Bruno Grealish (Soucek)
      DCL Bamford (Brewster)

      My thoughts are to get in:
      1 of Vardy & Martial (for DCL)
      1 of Adams/Rodrigo/Antonio (for Brewster)

      I'd like to make the DCL move first ideally, as still not decided on the Brewster replacement.

      A) DCL > Vardy
      B) DCL > Martial
      C) Brewster > Martial (means no Vardy & benching Soucek)
      D) DCL, Brewster > Vardy/Martial, Adams/Antonio (-4)

      1. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah I delayed on my WC even to see about Antonio as I'd love that differential.
        I think A although B would have a higher possible reward

    • Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I have 14 of the 15 most owned players in the top 10k.

      I've never felt so far from maverick

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Arise, Sir Viper!

    • IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      FPL needs to seriously do something about this information coming out after the deadline. Managers cannot make informed decisions without all of the information. This GW should be scrapped completely in fairness

      1. Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        We all know luck plays an absolutely massive part in this game and this is another avenue for it

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Absolutely it does and luck can often be accounted for over the course of a season by consistently making the correct decisions. This, however, is a complete balls up. Players with City defenders, DCL and those who knew KDB was a far superior option to Son this week are being punished unfairly

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Let me guess, the Man City defenders & DCL score?

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              They score more than 0 points which is the relevancy here

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                We all know Siggy would have scored the only goal in the 55 minute set up by a defender.
                Everton are a better team than City.

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Ladder agrees. KDB would have done very well in this fixture though with Pickford’s aerial incompetence. Expected a similar result to when we played the other Manchester club

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Your autosubs will do better so it's a blessing.
                    Poor luck to Everton as their rotated team would still be too good.
                    It's their year.

      2. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        For everything but covid fair enough but this could easily have been the Sunday game when an earlier announcement still wouldn't have helped. I think we have to take the odd GW we'll be impacted by this. We knew two city players had gone down maybe it's worth gambling on news like that?

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Plenty burned their WC last season on the Arsenal/Man City DGW so there is precedent.

      4. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        😆

      5. Steve Chance
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I don't think fpl plays that much of a part in such things. You need a little perspective.

      6. Arctic monkeys
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        With all the craziness going on around the world, I'd be thankful we have the opportunity to play FPL. Scraping the GW would a boring solution imo

    • Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      What do we do with our city defenders? Shall we look to get rid? Currently have Dias.

      1. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Wait til closer to the next deadline. Depends how many games they'll be missing. I support Sunderland and we're onto our 4th cancellation. I can't see that happening in the PL though

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Do nothing for now. No point. The goalposts will jut move again by the deadline

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I have Dias and Stones. I think I'll just bench them if it's only next match. I may need a playing gk and KdB is expensive.

      4. gogs67
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Already have Cancelo and I just brought in Stones, can bench if need be, but will be a huge differential looking at the top10K defences once they start scoring again

        • lugs
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          i have Dias & Cancelo, but i transferred out Lamptey as he was a more pressing issue for me

      5. HD7
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Is Maddison injured?
        Wondering between him and Harvey Barnes

      6. Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Bit of a wildcard disaster so far.

        Pre wildcard team: 12 from 4

        WC team: 0 from 0

        Not sure how I come back from this

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Too early for silly bragging, let's see if your wildcard team can do the business first uh pal?

          1. Viper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            I'm sorry for bragging about my score of 0 😆

      7. leeboy104
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Best DGW defenders for up to 4.7? Have Taylor, James, KWP & Coufal? Options seem to be Dallas or West Ham double up. Anybody else?

          1. Viper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            I think Dallas is an exciting pick for the double. Don't fancy them long term but he's a good dgw pick

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Dallas has been great. of course, he has long term potential.

          2. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Balbuena, Dallas or Alioski for me.

            1. leeboy104
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Thanks both for your input.

          3. TAT
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Got 6.4 in the bank and trying to figure out a good strategy for GW 18/19 (FH-ing in GW 18). Does this look like a decent transfer plan?

            GW 17: Watkins > Vardy
            GW 18: Free Hit
            GW 19: Chillwell > Robertson or Son > Mané/Rashford

            Martínez
            Chilwell - Dallas - Taylor
            Son - Raphinha - Fernandes - Salah
            Watkins - Calvert-Lewin - Bamford
            (Button - Coufal - Vestergaard - Anguissa)

            1. Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              I like the Robbo option, and should try to squeeze in Bamford for a hit I reckon, in place of DCL

              1. TAT
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Really don't know what to do with DCL myself. Because of the postponed game he has to stay for now, but it's tempting to look at options going forward.

          4. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            If I don't make the moves today because Soucek and Johnstone rise then I will be priced out of my BB19 plan. But with so many fixtures up in the air, DGWs for Everton Man City plus another one for Man Utd Burnley may occur so I really don't know if I should make the moves today...

            1. Arctic monkeys
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              You know you shouldn't. So much chaos going on

            2. leeboy104
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Soucek due to rise on both websites. Johnstone due to rise on fplstats but nowhere near on fffix. Data might be somewhat skewed by wildcards. Could just do Soucek.

                Obviously sensible thing to do is wait, but if you're priced out I can't see any good cheaper options for BB19.

                Just putting down some thoughts as I'm in a similar boat, but I'm tempted to do mine now.

                1. Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Thanks but the problem I have is that in order to buy Soucek I should either sell Robbo for a 5.7 or less defender (Dias James but both could not play gw17) or sell DCL for one of Adams/Wood (I'm favouring Adams but Wood can have DGW17)
                  So it's sooo difficult to decide what to do right now... I think I will wait and see ...

                2. Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Johnstone would likely rise though if not now before the end of the GW.

              • Gabbiadini
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                I'm just going to do Soucek.
                Areola will be there at 4.5.

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Johnstone won't rise
                It will only be wildcards making transfers for a second GK

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  And BBers like us though.... Which do count

            3. Nightf0x
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Grealish lokman to which 2 to from these
              El ghazi - neto - soucek

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Chip plan?

                1. Nightf0x
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  None wont use any chip

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    1st 2 I guess, can always get Soucek for DGW.

                    1. Nightf0x
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      And sska ?

            4. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Martinez
              Robertson Dallas Coufal
              Salah Fernandes Son Grealish Soucek
              Vardy Bamford

              Forster Cancelo Brewster Ferguson

              1FT, 1.1itb

              1. Forster >> Meslier / Johnstone to give me a DGW19 keeper
              2. Grealish >> Barnes / Maddison
              3. Other suggestions?
              4. Save FT

              Thanks all

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                4 if you can do 1 later

                1. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Yes makes sense, neither Meslier / Johnstone have much better fixtures this week than Martinez... perhaps Johnstone with ARS

                  Who would you choose out of Meslier and Johnstone for the double gameweek?

              2. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                planning on bringing Meslier /Johnstone in myself for DGW

                1. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  You bringing them in for your current keeper or sub?

                  Also, who you leaning towards out of Johnstone and Meslier?

                  1. the dom 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Going to BB in DGW - swaying to johnstone

            5. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 24 days ago

              What’s the deal with Johnson? Chances he starts both in the double?

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                any reason he wouldnt?

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  He has completed 90mins once and barely featured at all

              2. Maeki2
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 24 days ago

                He is a keeper he dont run 10k every game

              3. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 24 days ago

                I said Johnson not Johnstone..
                the WestHam defender

            6. Viper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Anyone think Kane (LEE) -> Vardy (new) could at least break even this week?

              Need to use a transfer this week & that was one I planned on doing in 19 anyway

              1. I Must Break You
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                I wouldn't count on anyone's ability on this site (or not on this site, for that matter) to predict the future for you. I'd go ahead and do what you feel is right.

                1. gogs67
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Haha, played this game for a good few years and done ok, joined this site a few months back and as enjoyable a read that it is, almost every decision I've taken that's been swayed by 'advice' on here has been the wrong one!!
                    Back to trusting myself lol

                2. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  It certainly could. The majority here care quite a lot about ownership, which probably means they wouldn't do it.

                  If Vardy hauls and Kane blanks, it could be quite a differential. You could imagine a situation where Spurs score an early goal not involving Kane, then sit back and watch Leeds miss 7 big chances for a 1-0 result.

                3. Egg noodle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Coin flip. I'd do it

              2. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                No zouma kdb or dcl. In come soucek, coufal and Brewster. Wish I’d done the Kdb to Kane move with 2 fts. Burnt a ft in the end.

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  My bench (despite an all playing one) can't even fully cover as I've three defenders out 🙁

              3. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                How did Mitchell play? Worth saving transfer and starting v SHU or transfer to Taylor

              4. arndff_
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Last night did 2 moves which I started regretting a bit later.. bad planning at its finest: KDB DCL to Son Che.
                Realized it would've been much better to do: KDB Watkins to Raphinha/Soucek Kane (as a placeholder for Vardy).

                What would you do here? Leaning towards using BB19.
                Planned moves: Forster > Johnstone, Bissouma > Soucek

                a) Grealish, Watkins > Raphinha, Vardy
                b) Son, Watkins > Raphinha, Vardy
                c) ignore Vardy & do smth else

                Martinez Forster
                Robbo Chilwell Dallas Coufal Taylor
                Salah Bruno Son Grealish Bissouma
                Bamford Che Watkins

                1FT

              5. Bigtophat13
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                I fear I can't but if I use my FT GW18 to drop Kane and then FH does that transfer apply? I want to know if I have 3 FT (17,18 and 19) before DGW or just 2 (17 18FH-None, 19).

                1. arndff_
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  no, it doesnt apply

                2. nkhoughton
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Once free hit is active all transfers that week become temporary

                3. Bigtophat13
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Thanks both - much appreciated! Saving me making a transfer this week I can't afford. So if I got into GW 18 with 1 FT and don't use it using FH instead, will I emerge in 19 with 2 FT?

                  1. nkhoughton
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    No you lose all free transfers once a wildcard or free hit is active you will go back to 1 the following week

              6. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                The fantasy gods are really punishing those that set themselves on a build to blank, FH19 strategy. First spurs lose form, then KDB goes missing and now three city assets out for who knows how long. Urgh what a season. Just hope I can somehow qualify for the cup.

                1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  What other city players are out?

                  1. leeboy104
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Rumoured Ederson, Cancelo, Torres tested postive (stress rumoured). In addition to Walker and Jesus who we already know about.

                2. Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Should I go aggressive with Robbo + Adams
                  Or play more for the long term with James + DCL cause I will keep these two till my gw25 WC
                  I'm FH18 BB19

                3. Nightf0x
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Grealish lokman to which 2 to from these
                  El ghazi - neto - soucek - saka

                  No chips in gw18-19

                4. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  This was exactly what I said about Christensen when he went down before the goal...

                  https://twitter.com/Nischal_SP/status/1343693150393675779?s=19

                  Oof to get that from JT.

                  1. STEP rOVERS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Who, villa kit man?