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Penalty-taking El Ghazi outperforming Grealish as goal-scoring run continues

Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) | Anwar El Ghazi (£5.8m)
  • Assists: Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) | Matty Cash (£5.0m)
  • Bonus points: Giroud x3, Cash x2, El Ghazi x1

A GREAL G

Anwar El Ghazi (£5.8m) is making a strong case to replace Jack Grealish (£7.8m) in Fantasy Premier League teams after scoring for Aston Villa in their 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

The Dutch winger now has five goals in as many appearances since Gameweek 12, the most of any colleague during that time.

Crucially, the penalty-taking El Ghazi has vastly outscored Grealish over the last five matches – an impressive feat for a man who can offer a £2.0m saving on top of his points potential.

In that time, the cheaper of the two has scored 42 points, averaging 8.4 points per game.

Meanwhile, Grealish has contributed just two attacking returns since Gameweek 12, both of them assists, for a total of 19 points (3.8 per game).

ROTATION PROOF?

Anyone considering El Ghazi can take additional comfort from Dean Smith’s comments after the draw at Chelsea.

Despite a gap of just two days between Villa’s Gameweek 15 and 16 matches, he made just one change to his team – and even that was enforced. Tyrone Mings (£5.4m) missed out due to suspension so Ezri Konsa (£4.7m) and Kortney Hause (£4.4m) were paired together at centre-back for the first time this season.

That meant El Ghazi, Grealish, Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) and Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) comprised the front-four once again and, it must be said, none of them looked as if they were suffering from the busy schedule, each putting in a gut-busting shift.

“I’m a big believer that you want to play every game. That’s what footballers want. If they doing well, keep playing them. I didn’t name the team until today but I wanted to check they were alright but I’m still yet to see a player carried off the pitch due to exhaustion.” – Dean Smith

Smith may not be entirely accurate with the second half of that quote (I’ve seen plenty of players forced off with exhaustion and/or cramp and I’m close to half his age) – but his commitment to keeping the same team is encouraging for Fantasy managers.

His squad was possibly helped by the postponement of a Gameweek 11 hosting of Newcastle, as that afforded them 12 days of rest at the start of December – a luxury few other clubs have enjoyed this Christmas.

Either way, looking ahead, it will arguably be much easier to predict the Villa line-up and invest with confidence compared to many other teams – perhaps until they suffer another bad patch of form.

Villa’s short-term fixtures could play a part in that as they face Manchester United (away) and Spurs (home) in the next two Gameweeks – perhaps warranting pause before jumping straight into signing El Ghazi.

LAMPARD LOTTERY

By contrast, Frank Lampard wreaked havoc with Fantasy teams on a day where Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) were handed an unexpected Blank Gameweek.

Three of Chelsea’s four most-popular assets, Kurt Zouma (27.0%), Timo Werner (14.0%) and Reece James (12.8%), missed out on a place in the starting XI against Aston Villa as Lampard managed the minutes of his squad.

Zouma and Thiago Silva‘s (£5.6m) absences was simply down to the volume of games played recently but in the case of James, he was left out of the squad because of a “minor” hamstring problem suffered after recent issues with his knee.

Despite playing the full 90 minutes, Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) still caused some Fantasy anguish. After losing over 855,000 owners over the last four Gameweeks, the left-back now has the same number of assists in that time (two) than he did during the first 12 league matches of the campaign – and he nearly scored a wonder-volley in the closing stages.

Meanwhile, it was noteworthy to see Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) start a second game in two days and manage to last 90 minutes each time – perhaps suggesting he can offer a robust route into Chelsea’s attack for matches against Fulham (away) and Leicester (away) in Double Gameweek 19.

“Christian was really bright which is great when he’s played two games close together, fitness-wise.” – Frank Lampard

That said, Fantasy managers should keep an eye on any breaking news coming out of the Manchester City camp in the next few days.

Their trip to Everton, originally scheduled for Monday, was postponed due to an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, putting their Gameweek 17 trip to Stamford Bridge in jeopardy too.

“It’s something we’ll discuss considering we’ve got them at the weekend. It’s something I’ll have to pick up with the medical team and the Premier League.” – Frank Lampard

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): E Mendy; Chilwell, Rüdiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Mount, Jorginho (Havertz 72′), Kanté; Pulisic, Giroud (Werner 72′), Hudson-Odoi.

Aston Villa XI (4-2-3-1): Martínez; Targett, Hause, Konsa, Cash; McGinn, D Luiz; El Ghazi (J Ramsey 81′), Grealish, B Traoré (Davis 87′); Watkins.

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2,089 Comments Post a Comment
  1. abhirup780
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    LATEST: Review of tier system in England expected tomorrow. Government has no talks planned on pausing elite sport in England. #SSN #COVID19

    Bryan from Sky Sports

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      The chaos shall continue!

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Bryan? Has there ever be a trustworthy Bryan?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Brian Cant

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Kobe Bryan

      3. Mmm sausages
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Bryan Cranston

      4. DickFranDyke
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Definitely not Robson

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Too many £££s at risk

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        what this year has shown is that to the world, $$$ > public health

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Issue is, the powerful are rich and the rich are powerful

        2. Top Dog
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Not that simple, and I’m sure you know that, however these flippant statements aren’t helpful

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I mean it's been quite clear, especially in Canada where I live. Government has been refusing to enter full lockdown to allow stores to remain open, when it's been shown to be effective in countries like New Zealand and Australia.

            One month of full lockdown with curfews and strict rules implemented correctly could've handled this pandemic much better than half-baked lockdowns where people can essentially do as they please still

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      going by past government statements, that means it will be paused indefinitely within a week or so

  2. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    For DGW:

    1) Justin/Cresswell, Raphinha

    2) Lowton/Balbuena, Barnes

    ?

    1. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Have Coufal, Vardy, Soucek, Bamford and Dallas from these teams

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      1 with Justin

    3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Probablyyyy 2 with Lowton on current form

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Just not sure it is worth doubling with Vardy - money wise

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    The amount of staff these clubs have i’m actually shocked the number is so low

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      The staff are probably sensible and responsible adults who follow the guidelines. The players on the other hand....

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Probs my get fired if they cause an outbreak too

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        *Probably may

        Stupid auto text haha

  4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Any games going ahead this fine evening?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      We'll find out in 2 hours!

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Like yesterday, we'll get to know about 90 minutes before the games. Just my speculation.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Nervous 15 minutes wait!

  5. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    What teams are people currently looking at having for DGW19? As of rn, I plan to likely lose KDB Davis Mitchell and possibly DCL over the next 2weeks (am FH18), bringing me to a likely (atm) BB team of:

    Martinez Areola
    Robbo Dallas Coufal Taylor Zouma
    Salah Bruno Son Soucek Raphinha
    Vardy Bamford Adams

    Or something of the sort

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Im not using BB so
      Pope
      Zouma Coufal Balbuena
      Salah Bruno Son Rashford
      Vardy Adams Bamford
      (El Ghazi and Taylor on the bench)

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Rate it, very nice. Happenings between now and then could determine if I BB tbf (though I feel inclined having used a spare FT on Steer to Areola this week

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I would do it if i had more than 0.2 itb to get a second keeper and 5th defender. But i don't.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      probably have Meslier, Coufal, Romeu, Matip, Salah, Bruno & Bamford

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Martinez
      Robbo - Coufal - Alioski/Taylor
      Salah(TC) - Bruno(vc) - Son - xxx
      Kane - Bamford - xxx

      debating the last two spots right now. Rashford, Martial, Raphinha, Barnes, Bowen in play

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Hopefully bench boosting with

        Johnston Mendy
        Jams,cresswell,Johnson,Dallas,taylor
        Raph,Bruno,son,salah,Grealish
        Dcl,Firmino,bam

    4. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      McCarthy Johnstone
      Robbo Coufal Taylor Lowton Balbuena
      Salah Bruno Son Soucek Raphinha/Harrison/Klich
      Kane/Vardy Bamford Rodrigo

      First WC played this week.

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Has any top flight team gone longer than Sheffield United without a win?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      QPR

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Not sure. I recall Derby who had the lowest points total ever in a season I believe had one win in a season?

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Derby won in September 2007 then never got another win.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Newcastle, Kenny Miller 1-0?

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yep, great memory and/or Googling skills!

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I do recall that one, just one that sticks around

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ouch.

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Sunderland didn't win any of last 20 matches in 2002/03 season. Including losing the last 15 in a row (and then the 1st 2 games of the Championship season to make 17 in a row) - 1 short of the record set by Darwen in the 1898/99 season

      Think it's still Derby for that season they got 11 points for the winless run, though.

  7. Joey Tribbiani
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I would like these changes:
      1. Only 1 Wildcard and its available all season.
      2. You can stack free transfers up to 4 or 5

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I agree with stacking transfers. Patience should be rewarded.

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I agree with stacking transfers, but why should patience be rewarded?

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I think the 2 WCs is fine, given January transfer window but I don’t think the first one should expire.
        I like the rolling FT idea, I think 4 or 5 is too much but it rolling up to 3 seems sensible

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes, say 2 FT's every gw, but only one can be rolled for a maxium of three.

      3. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Allowing people to stack transfers like that probably wouldn't be in their interests? I'm assuming they want as much active (and demonstrable) engagement with the game as possible and losing fts not used after two weeks acts a mechanism to reinforce that.

      4. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        where is the dislike button?
        Although i want captain points to be 1.5 times instead 2 times.

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Just get rid of it

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Does anyone know the total number of people tested at each round of testing in pl?

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yes they reveal the number each time.

      2. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yep. Cloudsky put it on page 1. Usually 1,500 approx.

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      LATEST: Review of tier system in England expected tomorrow. Government has no talks planned on pausing elite sport in England. #SSN #COVID19

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Arsenal and Sheff United don't constitute elite sport.

        1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Low blow, Spurs supporter by any chance ?

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ancient news mate

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      @zim0 , no it isn't true I'd love them to provide evidence

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I believe in you 🙂

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yeah, like I'll be looking through your old posts now. Anyhow, most of those comments were so inappropriate that they got deleted.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Tell me how I made fun of people dying you are a clown for suggesting that lol

        2. Doctor Evil
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          He don’t half moan a lot though. Such a constant negative outlook on life

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Looks like a CS for Taylor

      @OfficialFPL
      SCOUT: The 7.8%-owned Charlie Taylor has collected either a clean sheet or assist in 3 of the last 4

      He faces Sheff Utd tonight, who have the lowest goal-scoring record in away matches this season (4 in 7)

      #FPL #BURSHU https://t.co/QaTpjDGp63

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        If the game goes ahead.

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Why wouldn’t that one?

          1. Mufc202020
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            They have confirmed a number of covid cases

        2. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Why wouldn't it ?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            COVID!

      2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jinxed 🙁

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jinx confirmed

    • Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      We all know what's going to happen... Burnley Sheff will be 1-1.

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I would cry

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I'm placing a btts bet as inhave a defender from both

    • ralfb
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Best goalkeeper for dgw?

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Don't plan that far ahead.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          It's 3GWs away though

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Flapyanski

        2. ralfb
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Hah ur prob right but will need to use transfer now if I do fh gw 18

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Fabianski, but 3 nailed West Ham defenders are cheaper.

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Considering how incompetent the government is, no plans for elite sport changes doesn’t fill me with confidence as they change direction faster than the wind!

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Team news is going to provide such chaos

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        For the next set of games I am only interested in one name - the mighty Ampadu!

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lamptey to Holding?

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not playing FH

      2. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I did this exact move for this gameweek we're currently in

    • S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hopefully Diego Costa gets his move to premier league in January. Always liked him as a player and fpl asset.

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Chelsea

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Doubt it. Wolves?

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Does he speak portugese?

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              haha muito engraçado

            2. Mr. Funny Name
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              He’s originally Brazilian so yeah.

              Nuno might let him in on the technicality

            3. Steve Chance
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Born and raised in Brazil.

      2. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Giroud > Costa for free ?

        0itb

      3. Joey Tribbiani
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Liked him aswell. The Costa special, goal and yellow card

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            This 😀

        • camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Villa bound 🙂

      4. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        37 minutes to go

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          36 actually.

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            35

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              34

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 29 days ago

                33

                1. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I used to do this in the margins of my books in school lessons. lol.

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Shows how bored we all are 😆

                2. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  32

        2. dshv
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          37 to what ?

          1. Brehmeren
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Please

      5. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Building towards DGW BB seems like a strategy that could massively backfire.

        DGWs are very important for us to get that rank boost and it can only be done if we have that near perfect team for it.

        With covid wrecking havoc, it could turn out that what we have build towards for weeks can go up in flames with your players that you got in getting the virus.

        Better to make your DGW team with the FH and WC where one can have all the last minute info re covid, rescheduling, postponements etc.

        Who’d want weeks of planning going down the drain and a DGW getting ruined...

        Just my 2 cents. 🙂

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Most people are already committed to the plan, can't see many changing it up now.

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Something to remember for the next DGW maybe

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          what if you spend your wc the night before then 2-3 games get cancelled at the last minute like last night? same up in flames scenario

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Everyone will be in the same boat then

            Different scenario if covid hits your teM 1 gw before the DGW where others playing the FH and WC can adapt and you can’t. Not in the same boat

        3. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Maybe, but at least building has sorted my bench out a bit and might get 11 out this week.

        4. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I'm committed now and I shall die on this hill.

          1. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            i'm with you brother

        5. Blzbobuk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Not really my bb team has a full playing bench which is making me chilled with all the shennanigans(I had a benching headache). I can always choose not to play it. Clearly in the week before if there are more impacts I may switch to tc but I will then have a good set of 11 dgw players. Free hitting week before as part of plan means I can adapt to latest news.

          It could fail as can any strategy but With Man City as the casualty it’s favouring me currently as I ditched them.

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            But then you loaded up on bench players for nothing then.

          2. moment
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yeah; right now I'm pretty happy not to have Lewis, Kilman and Stephens on my bench any more... Upside of building for the BB is a much higher probability of getting 11 out the next few weeks...

            And at this stage I'm locked into FH18 because I have only 2 players with a game.

        6. Stejson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Or using TC on Mane in a DGW

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            What’s the use of getting bench players over other potential high scoring transfers then?

            This strategy stifles you I think.

            1. Blzbobuk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              You are flagging uncertainty On fixtures as a reason not to have a bench? Kdb will be outscored by my bench players coming on , Zouma being rested means I get raphina vs West Ham. At the moment I have a transfer to burn - Taylor, soucek and raphina aren’t extravagant and having a backup keeper is handy in case a fixture is cancelled. At the moment all my dgw players fixtures are on and all players healthy. Strategy looks fine currently.

      6. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        https://twitter.com/Linn_FPL/status/1343874407006134272?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

        Why do people give accounts like this a follow? 8k followers... Jeepers... What is the point of making up false rumours a day before a game is played? Never understood it.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          You're not helping by circulating it here really.

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Perhaps but the point still stands. And who the hell is following accounts like that.

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Genuinely no idea. I don't even get the point of worrying post-deadline.

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Bots

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Simps more like.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Ah yes, just seen the profile pic...

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          twitter is full of attention seekers, you should know that already

      7. Bounce
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Need a film recommendation, anyone got any?

          1. Must.Go.Faster.
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Give Tenet a try

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Thanks for this.

                1. Must.Go.Faster.
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Had to watch it 3 times and still... Well, will leave it at that.

              2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Loads what do you like ?

                1. Bounce
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Action/adventure

                2. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Not a film but Sunderland til I die documentary?

                3. Forza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Moneyball is a good pick for FPL players.

                4. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Frozen

                  1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    It's on the Beeb right now

                    1. Bury94
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Did not know this, my little girl is very happy now, thanks for that haha

                5. The Pesci challenge
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Once upon a time in America

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    My favourite movie of all time, and score

                    1. The Pesci challenge
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Fantastic film. Leone’s last film unfortunately, the man was a genius

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Indeed, apparently the first cut had it 8 hours!
                        Ennio Morricone as well with the score, Deborah’s Theme a favourite (YouTube it) - haunting and surreal in the journey of life and reminiscing back the movie conveys.

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          *the way the movie conveys

                        2. The Pesci challenge
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Yeah that right it was. Beautiful piece of music, very emotional

                          1. The Pesci challenge
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            *that’s

                6. Vertigo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

                7. Stejson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Anything from the "Confessions of...." series

                8. Von Lipwig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  just dont watch ww84

                  1. The Pesci challenge
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    No good?

                9. Von Lipwig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  my summer with Des is my favourite football movie

                10. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Fear and loathing

                11. Must.Go.Faster.
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    National Treasure. Nicolas Cage at his best!

                  • Hybrid.power
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Watched Dark Waters the other day. Just make sure you have something happy to watch after.

                    1. Daniel - WC Active
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Devils Advocate

                  • Jordan.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    crash

                  • CroatianHammer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Blue Ruin, followed by Green Room. I believe there will be a third movie in that list, but unsure whether it'll be the intended Rebel Ridge or some other... It was always meant to be a 'colour' trilogy.

                  • Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Watching Hacksaw Ridge at the moment

                    1. Steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Watched it recently. Really enjoyed it, found it quite emotional at the end.

                  • Henning
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    I know its not a film but "La Casa de papel" is awsom.

                  • Halftime
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    If you like Sci-Fi films, Galaxy Quest is on Netflix.

                  • Steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    A ridge too far on ch5 right now. One of the best war films imo.

                    1. Steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      *bridge

                  • Steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    I watched Le Mans 66 the other night. Found myself really enjoying it, despite not being in to motor sport.

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    21 Bridges, awesome film

                12. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Bet Burnley concede in the 1st 5 mins

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Brewster Goal and no problem

                    1. how now brown cow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Never seen those 2 words put together before.

                  2. Well you know, Triffic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    It's going to happen. These low scoring weeks always deliver fails.

                  3. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Better than the last 5

                13. Wizardh
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Cheers from Croatia, tough earthquake today but hopefully we'll all be ok..

                    What's with the news of Bamford benching, rumors or something serious?

                    1. Daniel - WC Active
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Bok brate. Jel ste dobro?

                      1. CRO KLOPP
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Hvala,sad jesmo,ali već treći ove godine

                      2. Wizardh
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Jesmo ja sam južnije dolje, ovima gore oko Petrinje i Siska je najgore..

                      3. CRO KLOPP
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Zagreb here,it was awful and long earthquake in my building

                        1. Pompel
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Must be scary, hope you're all OK!

                          1. CRO KLOPP
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            It was awful experience,3rd one this year

                        2. CroatianHammer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Yup. That sounds familiar. Petrinja looks flattened... Sisak a mess too (of course, how is that different from normal)

                          1. CRO KLOPP
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            It felt all the way to SE Italy

                            1. CroatianHammer
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              True. Wife's uncle from Sulmona called to check on us. I do not want to have to live through one of those again. Bandić the Bandit hasn't managed to repair ZG yet, what hope does Petrinja have? They'll need to raze so much of it to the ground to start all over.

                      4. how now brown cow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        No one knows.Glad you are ok.

                        There are so many people on here who should read this post and learn from it - an actual earthquake but no f***ing moaning.

                        1. CRO KLOPP
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Thanks mate,my wife did moan lol

                          1. Pukki Party
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Nice tell us more

                        2. Hect.OR 98th
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          "Call off the season, I'm not doing very well."

                      5. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Hope you're well. Will visit Croatia one day.

                    2. Daniel - WC Active
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      27 minutes

                      1. dshv
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        To ehat

                        1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          You only had two words to type

                      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        20

                        1. Daniel - WC Active
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          18

                          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            16. No FH18, TC19 here!

                            1. Daniel - WC Active
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              Great strategy me thinks

                              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 29 days ago

                                Its perfect

                      3. Must.Go.Faster.
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Sewetien

                      4. barton fc
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Do we still reckon cancelo will be good for next week?

                        (out the loop ob the city situation apologies if its a silly question)

                        1. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Apparently he is one of those who got Covid. If it's true, then he probably won't play next game

                      5. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        https://twitter.com/ExWHUemployee/status/1343957615051739138

                        If you have West Ham assets...

                        1. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Good, time to concentrate on next week...

                        2. Well you know, Triffic
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          I think it could be the attack tbh.

                          Yarmalenko
                          Antonio
                          Lanzini
                          Behrama
                          Etc

                          Maybe Diop gets recalled aswell

                          1. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Soucek/Rice, one of those will probably get a rest

                          2. Scholes Out Forever
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            I think Fornals and Benrahma should get in. Yarmo too.

                            Noble and Rice double pivot?

                        3. Pukki Party
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Ooh Antonio maybe fit?

                        4. pundit of punts
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Thankfully no hammer in my team

                          Let’s see which team makes me upset tonight

                        5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          there should be no noble for starters

                        6. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Soucek needs a rest.

                          1. Daniel - WC Active
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Soucek needs to play

                          2. Pukki Party
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Should play up top really

                        7. Zilla
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          oh come on

                        8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          I have two! Think I will end up with a single digit score this GW. After 9 consecutive green arrows can see a big fat red incoming

                        9. Wizardh
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Coufal and Soucek are on my bench so no worries for me there

                        10. Daniel - WC Active
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Are we there yet ?

                        11. Inazuma X1
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Hearing loads of changes in WHU team

                          Who could be benched?

                          Cresswell?
                          Coufal?

                          1. KAMARA-COPY
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            And soucek

                          2. Pukki Party
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            My guess would be Yarmo and Benrahma starting, both looked good last game.

                        12. Dele
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          It’s going to be wild in approximately 16 minutes

                        13. Daniel - WC Active
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          News that Ederson is the one of the positive ones. Practically confirmed or so