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. Goodricke
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    This is my first season playing since 2018/19, so the free hit token is new to me. I have a question:

    I understand all free hit changes disappear after the gameweek, but, if i make a transfer (or 2, or even 3 with DGW in mind) before i use the free hit chip, will they be classed as part of the free hit, or will those transfers (and possible penalties) stick with the team?

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      If you play the free hit, your team will revert to what is was the previous GW and you'll have 1 FT

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        and there will be no hit penalties

        1. TheAbear53
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Clearly doesn't answer his question...

      2. Goodricke
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        So any transfer made before activating the chip (in that GW) will be classed as part of the free hit, and any penalty points returned?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          yes

        2. TheAbear53
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          No, the hit ones yes but the initial ones count separately - I checked on the FPL FAQ section, albeit worded funny...

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Make unlimited free transfers for a single Gameweek. At the next deadline your squad is returned to how it was at the start of the Gameweek.

            1. TheAbear53
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Once activated - the frees before can be used, and stick, any hits won't stick and are repaid, like I said

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            You could WC, hit FH & have a wildcard team after FH so no.

            1. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              can you play 2 chips in 1 GW really?

            2. TheAbear53
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Can't play 2 chips in 1 GW

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

            Also, if you use your free transfer and then subsequently decide to play the Free Hit chip, you will lose the initial player(s) you transferred in.

            https://fantasyfootballhub.co.uk/fpl-free-hit-chip/

            1. TheAbear53
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Check the actual site: https://www.premierleague.com/news/666443

              6th header down: 'Any transfers made in the Gameweek before activating the Free Hit chip will be incorporated in your new squad.'

              If you read the rest of it, paying attention to the wording, you'll see that they make a distinction between FTs before the FH and hits/transfers during the FH.

    2. Goodricke
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks for the replies. Need a -8 this week and a -4 next time round to have a BB team for DGW.

      Wouldn't have needed 2 of these changes if the new fixtures hadn't been added.

      Thinking Sterling over KDB for DGW, but knowing Pep, Sterling will rotate with Mahrez, which means that city defence is the only area where you may get a player for both. KDB will probably play both games, but is he worth his price tag this season?

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

    Morning,
    who to play
    Cresswell or Stones? Soucek or Watkins?

    Thanx

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

      Creswell and Watkins for me

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

      Creswell & Stones

  3. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Was doing Taylor➡️Diaz/Stones all day ystrdy.

    Bottle of wine for new yr and I end up with Holding. 🙂

    But I decided I'm not FHing gw18 so maybe it's not so bad..

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

      Bottle of wine always picks right, don't you worry

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

      red or white?

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

        Red
        Of course. If white it'd have been Dier 😉

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

          lol....

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

          Yep red. Blow the head off ya.

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

    Which combination from these to start:

    A) Bednarek (LIV-H)
    B) Coufal (EVE-A)

    1) Bowen (EVE-A)
    2) Adams (LIV-H)

    Cheers!

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B1

  5. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    repost sorry. debating a hit or not. Which scores more this week?

    A) Vardy (NEW a) + Soucek (EVE a) -4
    B) Vardy (NEW a) + Raphinha (TOT a) -4
    C) Soucek (EVE a) + Raphinha (TOT a)

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

      Reposting my reply 🙂
      I'm not a big fan of the -4, unless you're planning to bench boost in GW19. Might be OK then. What would the other transfer be to free up the funds?

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        thanks for reposting mate.

        I don't like the -4 either, but if Vardy hauls it will save me a transfer after FH GW18

        KDB is out for Raphinha. It's a part of a long term plan though. I'm going to bring in MCI defenders for the 20/21/22 fixtures instead. I think they're better options than city attack (Kun will be an option though if he comes back properly)

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

          That sounds good, and will strengthen you in GW19, if you choose to bench boost. Also gives you a transfer to put out fires in GW19, if needed. Solid.

          1. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Thanks Colby. Much appreciated. Good luck this week!

  6. Goodricke
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Watkins or Antonio for DGW?

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

      Iam going with Watkins

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

        I looked hard at the fixtures after posting this, and Antoniao DGW fixtures are tastier!

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          That's assuming that Antonio is fit enough to actually play 1 game never mind 2.

  7. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    For some reason I transferred in Adams for his DGW, thinking back to how cheap and consistent he was.

    Then I read abt how Southampton hasnt scored these past 3 GWs and makes me think, how did I miss this fact. His consistency was

    GW 12 13 for example, and
    GW 5 - 10

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Urgh

  8. klopp4kop
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Transfer this week: lookman out. MARTINELLI in.
    Martinez
    Dallas....KWP....Coufal
    Salah...KDB...Bruno...Son...Martinelli
    Kane...bamford.

    Whom to captain guys? RN its on KANE.

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

      Kane looks good with Bruno back up

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

        This.

  9. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Any news on possible postponements?
    Fulham, Shef Utd etc

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Not yet, will do well to get news before deadline.

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

    Martinez
    Robertson, Dias, Stones
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Soucek
    Kane, Bamford, Wilson

    Johnstone, Lookman, Kilman, Dunne

    These new fixtures have benefited myself. I've got no freehit, so I need to be aware of that. 2ft and 0 itb

    My best idea is Wilson and Lookman > Rodrigo and El Ghazi and shift towards a bench boost in 19. I'd have to use one of Kane or Son as cash cows to do Kilman & Dunne to say Dallas and Coufal

    Any suggestions?

  11. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Better option for the next few gws?

    a. vardy
    b. kdb
    c. kane ( own son)

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

      Vardy Party

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

      B for me. Most opportunities to captain, IMO.

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

      Of those KDB. His fixtures are simply unbeatable

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

        Thanks

      2. Goodricke
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Shame his performances aren't!

        Raphina over KDB for DGW sounds better all the time.

        1. TheAbear53
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Haven't been*, on a very short term basis, at a crowded time of year... but I guess that sort of stark evaluation is only a compliment to the best player in the league 😉

  12. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I have 5 bgw players + Taylor..And get to 7 by next gw. Should I still use Free hit chip to get 3 manutd + 3Mcity or take hits to field 8-9 of them so have players for both bgw and dgw?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Forget Taylor, would that change your mind?

      1. TheAbear53
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Not ruled out yet buddy !

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

    Thoughts on DCL vice captain as it's early kick off so if there's any chance of game getting cancelled we'll get informed before deadline...

    Sensible or unnecessary overthinking?

    1. Ministerjones
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Overthinking it my friend

  14. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Surprised Bruno is running away with c poll

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

      Bruno (C) currently, but might switch to Kane/Son...what do you think?

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

        I went Bruno(c) last week. Kane this week. Villa is a strong side. Just ask Livp/Leic/Ars/Chel

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

      Who are you going with... Salah(C) for me

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

        Kane

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

          Alright, GL

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

      I am on Bruno and don't think it's particularly close. But reasonable minds can differ 🙂

  15. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who would you remove from Grealish and Son for dgw for KDB? Others are Bruno Salah Soucek which all seem value for money

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

      grealish has a DGW in 19

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

      Son. I'd keep Grealish

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

      None
      I'm keeping both & avoiding KDB

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

      I'd actually keep Son over Grealish, especially if you have a lot of value tied up in Son. Grealish's fixtures aren't great in DGW19, and I don't think he'll net you much more than Son.

    5. Ministerjones
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      What’s to say the Spurs vs Fulham game doesn’t get moved to GW 19

  16. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Which option for GW18?

    A) Play FH
    B) Save FH: Play 7 players (with -4)

    In A for DGW19 and thereafter: Salah+Justin+ Coufal+Stones
    In B for DGW19 and thereafter: Rashford+Cancelo+ Dias+Dier (with -4)

  17. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who drops to the bench now that Mings is back?

    A. Hause
    B. Konsa

  18. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Any suggestions what to do with 2 fts, 0.2m itb? FH in 18. Planned moves were kdb taylor brewster > vardy justin saka for a hit but now not so sure.

    Martinez
    Robbo zouma Dallas
    Salah kdb Bruno son soucek
    Dcl bamford

    Forster coufal Brewster Taylor

  19. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    best choice of third FW--Antonio, Wood, or Benteke?
    and in midfield, who is best midfielder for 6.2 or less? (already have Soucek)

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Antonio but Id wait until GW 19 to bring him in. Raphina/ Harrison for Mid

  20. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Had a doubt on FTs around Freehit.
    If I save FT this gw and then I Free Hit next gw 18, will I still have 2FTs for gw 19?

    1. Ministerjones
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No only get one transfer after free hit regardless of what normally happens

  21. The Riders of Mohan
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Question:
    What happens if at gw18 I have 2ft and use those to make changes for dgw19 but then I use the FH for gw18. Does the team revert back in gw19 with the 2ft I made?

    Because if I don’t use my 2FT and use the FH then I don’t start gw19 with 2FT only the 1FT. Is that correct?

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

      You will get your pre transfer team back

      and yes, you can have only 1FT after FH

      1. The Riders of Mohan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Damn. cheers mate

  22. Ministerjones
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Would anyone drop Zouma to Dias for a minus 4 just to be prepared for next game week, I think I’m over thinking things

    1. Ministerjones
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Thinking of saving free-hit for later in season

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

      seems like 4 points down the toilet, unless you're 100% sure that'll be a hit transfer next week. City prob more likely to clean sheet this week, although I doubt either will

      1. Ministerjones
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ok that’s what I’m thinking but need a City defender (that plays hopefully) as game week 18 I’ll drop salah for KDB which will give me 8 playing so avoid using FH

  23. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Soucek (EVE a)
    B) Raphinha (TOT a)

    1. Ministerjones
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A as Leeds will attack all night against Spurs

      1. Ministerjones
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        And Everton defence stronger

  24. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who to (c)?

    Salah
    Bruno
    Son
    Kane?

    Leaning towards Son atm..

  25. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    If I can field 9 players in gw18 and a full 11 with two games each in dgw19 ... I should save my free hit chip and not use in gw18?

    My 9 in gw18 would be :

    Gk (up to 5.1m ... free transfer)
    Dias McGuire Holding
    KDB Son Bruno
    Wilson Watkins

    I wasted my BB chip so not using in dgw19 ... All advice welcome?

    1. Nay08
        3 months, 10 days ago

        that mean after using this gw and next gw free transfer you will have 9?
        i think it's a waste using free hit chip just for 2 extra players. 9 is okay i think

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Hi, yes that's correct..my feeling is that if nothing changes I'm better saving the free hit for the sake of two players. Thanks.

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

      Salah(C) anyone with me?

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

        many will be

    3. Nay08
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Stones or shaw?
        for gw 18 and 19.

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

        Lamptey to saiss for a hit?

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Insight please, what's the best information on the Chelsea v Man City game happening?

        Thanks