Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 17

Six players get unanimous backing as our Scout Squad panel reconvene to select their top picks for Gameweek 17.

This is the final article of the year and the last in this series for the best part of a fortnight as the Premier League briefly pauses for breath in early January.

For those new to this feature, Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom each put forward an 18-man long-list of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The assets listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.0m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the FPL deadline at 16:30 GMT on Friday.

In each writer’s squad, there are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is also restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on New Year’s Day.

DavidNealeTomAndy
GKNick PopeNick PopeNick PopeNick Pope
Emiliano MartínezVicente GuaitaVicente GuaitaVicente Guaita
Alex McCarthyKasper SchmeichelBernd LenoBernd Leno
DFAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew Robertson
Trent Alexander-ArnoldKieran TierneyJames JustinTrent Alexander-Arnold
James JustinTimothy CastagneRomain SaïssBen Mee
Rob HoldingRomain SaïssMatthew LowtonPatrick van Aanholt
Erik PietersErik PietersMichael KeaneHector Bellerin
MFSon Heung-minSon Heung-minBruno FernandesBruno Fernandes
Bruno FernandesMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
Mohamed SalahBruno FernandesSon Heung-minSon Heung-min
Anwar El GhaziWilfried ZahaWilfried ZahaPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Bukayo SakaBukayo SakaBukayo SakaPedro Neto
FWHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry Kane
Alexandre LacazetteJamie VardyJamie VardyJamie Vardy
Patrick BamfordDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-Lewin
Chris WoodAlexandre LacazetteChris WoodChris Wood
Christian BentekeChristian BentekeAnthony MartialChristian Benteke

Most popular picks: Nick Pope, Andrew Robertson, Bruno Fernandes, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane (four), Vicente Guaita, Bukayo Saka, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Chris Wood, Jamie Vardy, Christian Benteke (three)

DAVID SAID

Ahead of facing a potentially depleted Fulham outfit, my inclusion of Nick Pope and Erik Pieters (likely to fill in for Charlie Taylor) seems self-explanatory. Instead, I will discuss some of my other defensive selections.

Emiliano Martínez and Alex McCarthy have challenging fixtures this weekend, facing Manchester United (away) and Liverpool (home) respectively, but I think each of them can perform better than some might think. Over the last four matches, the top three regularly starting goalkeepers for save percentage are Ederson (100%), Martínez (93.8%) and McCarthy (92.3%). Even with clean sheets less likely than usual, I think there is the potential for lots of saves and maybe some bonus points for the two most-popular Fantasy goalkeepers.

Considering Southampton’s recent struggles in front of goal, I am doubling-up on the Liverpool defence for Gameweek 17 with Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men have now gone three matches without finding the net and the absence of ball-playing centre-back Jannik Vestergaard across the last two has damaged their ability to build from the back. Meanwhile, Liverpool have conceded the fewest shots in the box over their last four matches.

James Justin seems a solid inclusion at this time of the year, considering he has managed to play every minute of the campaign thus far – an impressive feat in a season as compressed as this one. Leicester’s Gameweek 17 fixture is an appealing one too, taking them to Newcastle, who have blanked in each of their last two Premier League matches.

Meanwhile, I fancy Arsenal’s defence ahead of their run of appealing fixtures. In Gameweek 17, they travel to face a West Bromwich Albion side without a home goal since Gameweek 11. Mikel Arteta has overseen some improvement at the back again over the last two, with budget option Rob Holding featuring for 90 minutes in eight of the last nine Gameweeks.

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane may have disappointed their owners recently but I believe Saturday’s meeting with Leeds will produce plenty of attacking returns. Games involving Marcelo Bielsa’s men tend to feature tonnes of goals; their last four containing an average of 5.3 and, in that time, they rank third-worst for big chances conceded.

Anwar El Ghazi gets into my selection based on his hot form, with five goals in as many matches, while Jack Grealish has offered up just two assists in that time. The case for the Dutch winger is certainly convincing when we consider he sits top of the league for shots on target over the last four.

Arsenal’s trip to West Bromwich Albion has me liking the look of Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette. The former has been one of Arsenal’s best players during Arteta’s recent mini-revival while no player with more than 170 minutes to their name has a superior figure for minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) than Lacazette over their last four.

NEALE SAID…

There’s still the chance that Burnley v Fulham could go the way of the two postponed Gameweek 16 fixtures given that the Cottagers were unfit for action barely 24 hours before this piece went out, so I select my two Clarets players with the obvious caveat that their upcoming match could fall by the wayside.

If it goes ahead, the prospect of Sean Dyche’s side facing an under-strength Fulham – who have scored only twice in the last five Gameweeks even with a full complement of players – is too good to overlook.

Burnley simply know how to keep clean sheets against the fellow also-rans, having already registered five of them against teams ranked 13th or below this season. The top-scoring goalkeeper of 2020, Nick Pope, is a shoo-in for this squad, then, while Erik Pieters ought to get a game either at left-back or further up the flank depending on who is fit in Dyche’s squad.

The visit of the lowest-scoring team in the division leads me to plump for Vicente Guaita between the posts, with uncertainty over just who Roy Hodgson plans to field in his under-performing defence in Gameweek 17.

Further forward, I’ve gone back to 2016/17 for my selection of Christian Benteke alongside Wilfried Zaha. Now seemingly established in Palace’s front two, the Belgian will be up against a Sheffield United defence that have shipped the joint-second-highest number of headed chances all season – and Benteke has had more of those than any other forward over the last six Gameweeks.

Aerial prowess is also what leads me to Romain Saiss, whose Wolves side will be up against a Brighton outfit conceding goals from set plays for fun.

It’s still too early to tell if Arsenal have turned a corner but I’m certainly willing to back a Gunners asset or two for Gameweek 17, with a West Brom side fresh off the back of a 5-0 spanking in midweek playing host to Mikel Arteta’s troops.

An attacking threat when he’s playing at left-back rather than at centre-half, Kieran Tierney has created 11 chances over the last six Gameweeks – a total inferior to just to two other defenders. The budget Bukayo Saka, meanwhile, is among the top ten midfielders for efforts on goal and penalty box touches over the same timeframe.

Southampton and Newcastle’s propensity to concede more chances from their right flank results in my selections of Andrew Robertson and (a hopefully rested) Timothy Castagne, meanwhile.

As for the staple selection of big hitters, it’s a recharged Harry Kane and Son Heung-min who head their respective positions with a Leeds side capable of scoring five and letting in six at the other end in town on Saturday.

TOM SAID…

With one of the standout defensive fixtures of the round, I’m doubling up on Burnley via Nick Pope and Matthew Lowton. The Clarets have now won three of their last four matches at Turf Moor, keeping two clean sheets, while of late their opponents Fulham have struggled in front of goal.

Andrew Robertson is my first-choice defender based on his potential for points at both ends of the pitch. In the absence of key centre-halves, Liverpool’s backline can sometimes look vulnerable, but it’s worth noting no team has conceded fewer shots than the Reds in their last four matches. The defensive data also tells us that Southampton have given up 17 chances from their right flank since Gameweek 13, compared to just four from their left.

I’m also backing Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Romain Saïss. Since returning to the starting XI in Gameweek 12, the Moroccan international sits top amongst defenders for shots in the box and headed attempts. That aerial ability could be key too, given Brighton and Hove Albion’s ongoing issues defending set-pieces.

They’re joined at the back by goalkeepers Vicente Guaita and Bernd Leno, plus defenders James Justin and Michael Keane.

Further forward, heavy-hitters Bruno Fernandes, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy all look like excellent options for Gameweek 17, so I’ll dedicate a bit more time to some of my other picks.

Back-to-back wins for Arsenal has seen several intriguing budget options emerge, none more so than Bukayo Saka. His inclusion in Spot the Differential a few weeks back may have raised a few eyebrows at the time, but he’s been key to their turnaround since, collecting 19 FPL points since moving to the right flank.

Wilfried Zaha has impressed too. Following his goal in Gameweek 16, he now has eight from 14 appearances since Roy Hodgson moved him into a free role as a second striker. His numbers suggest there is more to come, as he ranks among the top 10 midfielders for shots, attempts in the box, big chances and penalty area touches.

Elsewhere, I’m keeping faith with Chris Wood. The forward has scored just three goals from an expected goals (xG) total of 6.24 so far, making him one of the top xG under-performers in the division. However, the fact he’s getting into good shooting positions in the box is encouraging, and I’m backing him to return on Sunday.

The forward list is completed by Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Anthony Martial.

ANDY SAID…

Even with two wins on the bounce, I’m not sure I fully trust Arsenal yet – but I do tend to trust any team that is playing West Brom. Fresh from a 5-0 battering by Leeds in Gameweek 16, it won’t get any easier for Sam Allardyce’s men this week. I’ve opted for both Bernd Leno and Hector Bellerin against a team with just 8.78 expected goals (xG) this season, a full 5.42 less than the second-worst side, Burnley. That works out at 0.55 xG per game for the Baggies, which is truly awful.

I know you probably stopped reading once you saw Christian Benteke in the squad but hear me out. Sheffield United still haven’t kept a clean sheet all season and Benteke has an xG of 2.18 over the last six Gameweeks – that’s the sixth-highest among forwards. Over those Gameweeks, he’s played Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Leicester, while missing the Liverpool game. There have been returns in the easier fixtures against West Brom and West Ham and it doesn’t get much easier than Sheffield United at the moment.

While Gameweek 16 might have given us postponements, it also gave the chance for some players to get some rest after a hectic festive period. All of Jamie VardyHarry KaneSon Heung-min and Dominic Calvert-Lewin played limited or no minutes and now face Newcastle, Leeds and West Ham respectively, who are all among the bottom seven teams for expected goals conceded so far this season.

Over the last six Gameweeks, Ben Mee has had five shots inside the box – only four defenders have recorded more. Burnley face a Fulham side that have only scored two goals in their last five matches, with the Clarets keeping three clean sheets over the same period. There could be joy at both ends of the pitch for Mee, with Nick Pope also looking to return points for the fourth time in six Gameweeks.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

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2,788 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Captain Salah or Kane ?

    1. C_G
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Kane

      1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Kane or Son then?

    2. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Kane. Leeds are a great team to captain against due to how open they are lol.

    3. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks !!

    4. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Kane

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      For me, Kane (C). Leeds a significantly worse defense than Southampton.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Aye

    6. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Salah for me

  2. PM
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    quick poll

    1. Sterling, 8.7 for 2 defenders (say, Holding and D O'Shea)

    2. Rashford, 10.6 for 2 defenders (perhaps Dias/Cancelo and Mee)

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      What about Rashford, Dias and Stones? He's the same price as Mee. Unless you don't fancy the City double up?

      1. PM
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        good suggestion...thanks. seems great and worth the small pep roulette threat

  3. C_G
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    last time! am i GTG? 0 FT. 0.1 ITB

    Mendy

    Mitchell Cresswell Holding

    Soucek KDB Bruno Salah

    DCL Kane Bamf

    Forster KWP Riedwald Lamptey

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah.

  4. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who u think score more
    Vardy. Or Son. ?

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Son.

    2. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Son.

    3. spray
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Vardy

      Look at his history. The EPL table, GF, what we know of Rogers compared to Mourinho's style... does Son commonly have time off, IDK, Vardy has an extra avenue to goals, pens...

      I actually thought Tottenham had a fairly soft draw for a while, and Man U were far from where they are now, back then.

    4. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Party at Tyneside full of geordies but everyone is invited hosted by Jamie Vardy.

      You don’t wanna miss the Party 😉

  5. pls
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Best combo for this GW and DGW 19?

    A: Coufal, Cancelo
    B: Justin, Stones
    C: Justin, Cancelo (-4)

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A or B. Your call.

  6. davies
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    What to do with Son (shu) in DGW19?

    1. C_G
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      play

  7. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    G2G ?
    Martinez
    Cancelo. Diaz. Pieters (Dallas/mitchl)
    Salah Raphinha Son Grealesh (4.4)
    Vardy KaneC. Watkins
    ?
    (Kane and Son to Bamford and Bruno in 19 tho)

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      1.6 itb

  8. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone know the average number of FPL players that will be playing in BGW18?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      As in, how many players the average/top 10k player will have in that blank week.

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        8.1

  9. baggs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Zouma to which city def?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Ruben Dias

    2. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Dias

    3. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I do prefer Dias or Stones over Zouma. However, I'd personally just stay on Zouma, unless you really have no other issues on your team.

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

        I don’t hate zouma but got a transfer to burn cos of the FH next gw and city have two great fixtures for the double

  10. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who to (C)?
    A. Salah. Last time Liverpool put 4 past Southampton.
    B. Son. Might be a goal fest vs Leeds but they've been rather sluggish lately.
    C. Bruno. Scored one and assisted another vs Villa last time.

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I like B purely because of how open Leeds are.

      We seen how dangerous Son can be against that style of team when he played Southampton and Man Utd earlier in the season.

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Spurs were a lot more attacking back then though - my only worry

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          True. I suppose there's always the worry that Mourinho is scared of Leeds and plays defensive against them too.

          1. davies
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Might go Vardy (c)

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Spurs put 3 past Leicester last time too

    3. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      C for me. Solid reasons for all three, though.

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No overthinking
      Son ©

    5. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I am gonna captain Salah. Great record vs Southampton, game is on monday too.

      I will never trust Spurs with the armband because I don’t know what type of football Mourinho plays. Bruno is a good option too but I don’t see him playing 90 minutes & they played 2 days ago, fatigue could be a problem.

      Maybe I am overthinking but I trust Salah(C) this gw

  11. C_G
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    play KWP or Mitchell?

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Mitchell.

    2. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Mitchell, even though he may not see the pitch.

  12. Live Lad
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Play Coufal or Zouma?

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Zouma

    2. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Coufal.

  13. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is Mitchell gonna replace Clyne and PvA play on the left?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Nahhh

  14. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Taylor(if out) to AWB or Holding?
    I'm going to BB in 19 and no chip in 18 so would prefer the doubler but my other defenders are Cancelo, Stones, Robbo and Coufal and I'm not sure if I want to spend so much in defence going forward...

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Holding. The money saved can come in handy elsewhere.

    2. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Between the two you mentioned, I like Holding. I prefer Maguire more, however.

  15. trasbash
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I currently have 1 FT. If I carry that over and FH in GW18, will I have 2 FT on GW19?

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No, you have 1FT after using FH.

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

      Nah you lose it so effectively a free transfer to burn this week

  16. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Martinez
    Dallas kwp stones
    Bruno salah barnes mahrez
    Bam dcl kane(c)

    Subs steer cresswell lamptey asm

    Gtg?

    Or lamptey to saiss for -4?

    1. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Tough call. Probably won't make up that -4 this GW, but not a bad play, especially if you're not free hitting GW18.

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Actually if i do that i only gt 7 player for gw18 will still fh i think

  17. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Happy New Year to my virtual friends here 😎
    Stay safe and take care of yourself and your beloved one's !

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      HNY 🙂

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Happy New Year Amey 🙂

    3. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Likewise, Amey!

  18. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Hi All. Any help greatly appreciated! 1 FT 0.2 ITB. Will FH18

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

    A) KDB -> Son (c) and reverse it GW19. GW19 take a -4 to do DCL -> Raphina for 11 DGWers and use TC

    B) As per A but also take out Bissouma, Mitchell and Taylor (-12/-16) and bench boost

    C) ignore Son/ Spurs this week, and bench boost in 19 with 15 DGWers -4

    1. djman102
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      How do you get -4 if doing Son-->KDB and DCL (for)--->Raphinha (mid)?
      Assuming you are FH 18 since you only have 6 playing. You still only have 1 FT in GW 19.
      Or did you mean DCL-->Rodrigo?

      As to your question, I would do something like A if I had KDB. Don't think BB in 19 is worth the hits.

    2. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Thinking about starting Martinez or Johnstone this GW?

  19. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    2FTs -- Grealish, Wilson > Son(c), Brewster?

    FH in gw18, still deciding on gw19

    Gives me:
    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Targett, Coufal
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Son, Soucek
    DCL, Bamford
    (Forster; KWP, Kilman, Brewster)

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Think you need to decide on 19 plan before doing those transfers

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Fair point. But unlikely to use any chip, actually. That proposed squad would be nearly all dgw starters.

  20. sergioaguero67
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Latest on Michail Antonio?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      wait and watch, might get a start soon

  21. Going Home
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    For a hit...

    Matip to
    A) Stones
    B) AWB
    C) No change

    Will be using FH next week anyway

    Cheers

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Could you afford Maguire instead of AWB?

      1. Going Home
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I could, just is he worth the extra? Would mean I have to go Sterling over KDB for the double...

  22. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Would you FH if you can get this team for 18 with a hit?
    Martinez, Holding, Cancelo,Dias, Grealish,Son, Fernandes,DCL and Riedewald (1-pointer)

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Stones not Dias sorry

    2. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Probably not. I usually draw the line at 8 for a BGW. Although you may want to think about your options for DGW19, where you will be lacking as many DGW players as most

      Thanks for your comment on my dilemma

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I can get this BB team out

        Martinez Mendy
        Cancelo Stones Holding Robertson Coufal
        Grealish Son Fernandes Salah Soucek
        DCL Bamford Rodrigo

        1. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Then I’d say you’re alright

  23. Purefection
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who scores more, Raphina (was thinking maybe even Saka instead) and Vardy or Grealish and DCL?

    1. djman102
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      If FH18 (like me), I'd go R&V (and am in fact).

      If not, G&DCL...just barely in my opinion.

  24. Gemma817
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Salah or Son for captain?

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        It is a coin toss but I trust Salah(C)

      2. colby_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Toughest question so far. I'd probably captain Son, then have second thoughts at the deadline.

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Literally all my plans depend on Grealish not picking a YC for the next few weeks...

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Aren't the yellow cards wiped?

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          They're wiped after GW19.

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          It's the first 19 games that a team plays actually, Villa's 19th game will be GW20

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Lmao

      3. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        He'll get one this GW 😆
        Making him unavailable next GW

        Typical FPL

      4. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I hope he gets yellow now, miss the cup game and be back for the gw18.

    • MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      chance of Kilman starting this week?

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Good chance.

      2. colby_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        No clue. I've seen him projected as a starter and put on the bench.

    • jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Thoughts on stones?

      1. colby_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Go for it.

      2. colby_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        My only fear with him is rotation.

    • DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Kane or Son a better (c) choice?

      1. djman102
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I have both and am going Son. But either should be good.

    • C_Manan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Currently not possible to BB GW19; when will be the next best chance of DGWs ?

      1. djman102
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        GW 26. We'll likely know who before the GW24 deadline.

      2. colby_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I believe it's GW26. Someone here can tell me if I'm wrong.

    • HD7
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      What about getting from 6 to 8 players in GW18 and then GW 19 FH ?