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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.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

AA33‘s whopping 53-point winning margin in Gameweek 2 is the target to beat.

In Gameweek 16, Forever In Our Shadow defeated us 68-55. That means the Scouts and the community are tied on eight wins apiece over the course of 2020/21.

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  1. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Taylor >

    A) Stones
    B) Dallas

    ?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Like them both. Dallas more attacking threat. Stones better defence, better fixtures.
      Take your pick.

    2. umerlfc
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I'd go B
      But many might suggest A

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers guys!

  2. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    My plan for the next few weeks.
    3.4m to spend. 1FT.
    Martinez
    TAA,Dias, Dallas
    Salah,Fernandes, Grealish,Raphinia
    Kane,Bamford,Watkins

    Johnstone, Soucek, Coufal, Ferguson

    This week. Grealish >> Rashford
    Wk 18 FH
    Wk 19. Ferguson,Kane >> Stones/Cancelo/Justin + Vardy -4.

    Having to go without KDB.

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I think me too going without KDB

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        I’d love him but would have to go 3 cheap strikers and KDB instead of Rashford.
        Think Rashford and Vardy have a bigger upside than KDB and someone like Adams.

  3. gart888
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Was gonna free hit GW18, but with Burnley/Man U getting added there, not sure if I should anymore. Which would you rather?

    A) Save free hit and play:
    Martinez
    Taylor - Kilman - Dias
    KDB - Bruno - Grealish
    DCL

    B) Use free hit and play
    Darlow
    Dias - Stones - Belerin (Kilman, Filler)
    KDB - Bruno - Rashford - Son - Neto
    Kane - Wilson (Filler)

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Just the Spurs lads missing. Could work out if Villa keep them quiet.

      1. gart888
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah, it's also 11 vs 8 (or 7 if one of Taylor/Kilman don't play) though.

  4. turd ferguson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Doing some digging on the 'Psychology' of Fantasy Football. I'm trying to stay rational and patient during these times and remember "its just a game" LOOOL. Some unreal articles...

    The Psychology of Fantasy Football - https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2016/05/26/the-psychology-of-fantasy-football/

    How to avoid decision fatigue ruining your fpl transfers and captain choices -
    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/12/29/how-to-avoid-decision-fatigue-ruining-your-fpl-transfers-and-captain-choices/?hc_page=8&hc_sort_by=comment_date

    How mindfulness can help with FPL decisons -
    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/09/23/how-mindfulness-can-help-with-your-fpl-decisions/

    Fantasy football and its effect on mental health -
    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/11/15/fantasy-football-and-its-effect-on-mental-health/

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah it's good stuff. I struggled with this for a while. I ended up quitting for 3 years before coming back with new perspective. Feel really good about it now while also able to deal with the ups and downs. Would really recommend a break for a season or two if you're feeling burn out or just aren't enjoying it like you used to.

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks for sharing, glad to hear you are feeling better now!
        Good advice!

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        It creeps up on you doesn’t it. I genuinely believe I am now addicted to it

  5. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Cancelo likely to start both in the double?

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      It’s Pep.

      No one knows and if they say otherwise then they’re lying.

  6. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Start 3 of taylor mitchell coufal dias zouma

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      No decision to be made 😉
      Only 3 will start

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        What changes shud o make.to that defence. 2.4m in bank. 1ft

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Taylor to Dallas can work well

          1. Hazardous1983
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 22 days ago

            Makes sense. Start dallas this week or bench

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Coufal Dias Zomua. The others won't play

  7. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Sorry for the repost.
    If you have no FH chip, but have a good healthy amount for the DGW’s, would you consider this enough to try and cover the blank?

    Martinez
    Dias
    KDB
    Son
    Bruno
    DCL
    Mitchell & Brewster

    Might be adding Holding to this as well.

    Cheers folks

    1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah.

    2. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Could easily get you 45+ points so yes if you’re good with that. I’d go for it.

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Music to my ears, cheers guys! And Happy new year! 🙂

  8. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone wildcarding soon?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      The second WC? Why so early?

      I’ll surely be using it for the next Doubles or when better things arrive later.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I’ve looked at it briefly but to complicated and I have 13 DGWers now for 19 .

  9. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    People discussing whether Stones or Dias for the double and Pep will play Ake and Laporte in one of those...

  10. United20
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Do I need to FH BGW18? Any thoughts appreciated lads!

    Martinez
    Robertson Coufal KWP
    Soucek Grealish Fernandes Son Salah
    Kane (C) Bamford

    Steer Dallas Dier Brewster

    1. gart888
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      You'll likely get better replies if you remove the people not playing from that week.

      1. United20
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Martinez
        Dier
        Son Grealish Fernandes
        Kane Brewster

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I'm going with the below and one other possibly

      Martinez
      Holding Taylor(hopefully)
      KDB Son Grealish
      DCL Brewster

      1. gart888
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        You really think you'll get better value out of the FH later?

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Yes everything is so uncertain at the moment I don't want to use my chips

    3. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Nah

    4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Oooh I have Coufal and Dallas and starting Dallas, out of Interest why are you starting Coufal mate? It’s really close

      1. United20
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        I reckon Leeds Spurs is gonna be high scoring so will probably play Coufal over Dallas. Coufal was also rested last game

  11. GE
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    What would you do with my FT?

    (2FT, 0.0 itb)

    Martinez
    Cancelo/Dias/Zouma
    Salah/KDB/Bruno/Son/Soucek
    DCL/Bamford

    Bench: Button, Dallas, Taylor*, Brewster

  12. BremerHB
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    For DGW19:

    A) This bench boost squad for -8:
    Martinez - Johnstone
    Dias - Robbo - KWP - Dallas - Coufal
    Soucek - Salah - Son - Bruno - Raphinha
    DCL - Bamford - Ings

    B) This 11 for -4:
    Martinez
    Dallas - Robbo - Dias - Coufal
    Salah - Bruno - Son - Raphinha
    Bamford - Vardy

    1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      A

  13. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    A) Kane
    B) Son
    C) Bruno

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      B is personal preference
      May go A to cover cup opponent.

  14. DickFranDyke
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Salah or KDB for GW18 & 19?

    Swapping Salah for KDB next week means I can field 9 in GW18 and keep FH intact and BB GW19 with 14 DGW players & Son.

    Going without Liv for DGW is terrifying though but I think it might work.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Crazy plan. Nice gravatar btw

      1. DickFranDyke
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Thx, I've had it for year's,just like my linked team name. K.F.C. 🙂

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I am thinking a plan like that too..could.work
      KDB likely to score from.3 games than salah's 2..

      1. DickFranDyke
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Exactly,and I keep the FH if I take a hit next week.

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        With 2 home games for Salah you’d likely need to captain Kdb to make the difference

        1. DickFranDyke
          • 12 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Thats the plan, I wasn't going to captain Salah anyways.

  15. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Best 2nd GK for DGW19 to partner Martinez. Max 4.6m

    Meslier Johnstone or Aeriola
    If Meslier, Would need to move Steer before deadline not to be priced out

    1. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I’d go Meslier

      1. DickFranDyke
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        I'd hate to waste a Leeds spot on Meslier so Johnstone for me.

  16. Spearmint
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    “Traversing the Unknown…” (FPL Live! NYE Special)

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    Today’s stream structure will be as follows:

    -Review of last weeks tips and highlights
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    -Best assets this week
    -Best investments for DGWK19
    -Captain options

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    Happy new year to you all at r/FantasyPL!

  17. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Lamptey to Holding? 0 ITB

  18. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Was set on capping Son..
    However cup opponent (dead team.but good one) has kane cap..
    Should I cap.Kane to cover them?
    In terms of who I think will score more - hmm i dont have a clue..

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Do what you feel is right. Personally I wouldn't even focus on the cup. You will most likely get knocked out by a dead team at some stage so don't let it distract you

  19. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Is Alioski nailed now with Koch out?

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Looks like that..

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 22 days ago

      For now, could still be deployed LM when others return although not sure how keen Bielsa would be on dropping Harrison

  20. Slim25
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone help, please?
    Current team
    Martinez (Button)
    Stones, Ayling, Coufal (Mitchell, Lewis)
    KDB, Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Soucek
    Kane, DCL (Brewster)

    Looking to set up for the double gwk in 19, what option would be best? (2 ft's)
    A: Grealish, Lewis & Mitchell - Raphinha, Chilwell & Phillips
    B: Lewis, Mitchell & DCL - James, Phillips & Bamford

  21. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Happy new year folks. While the wife chews the cud with her folks on the phone....

    Any news on Taylor?

    Used my free early planning dgw

    Debating the 4pt hit to get someone this week (have him, cancelo, maddidon, coufal, adams with concerns over missing out) as insurance....

    Thinking stones, dias or phillips in for him... with dgw in mind.....

    Worth keeping if he will make dgw? Would like to keep my gw19 free for other potential unforecasted issues. Im free hitting gw18 so cant do the transfer then.

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I kept Taylor and brought in Stones for Vestegaard this week. Taylor is benched, I'll monitor him for the following week

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        I brought in Stones in preparation for the blank and doubles

        1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers. Concerned city defence will all get 1 game in the double... or id be on stones asap

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 22 days ago

            I'm willing to roll the dice, their fixtures are beautiful

  22. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Any City fans able to shed any light on how nailed John Stones is currently or is it still just very much “Pep roulette”

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      It’s Pep. No one knows.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Very true. Think I’ll take the gamble

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Personally I'd just avoid

  23. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    For DGW:

    A) Vardy + Harrison
    B) Antonio + Pulisic

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      A easily

    2. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      A because of Vardy

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      A by miles..

    4. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      The 2 that stay fit.

    5. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Vardy is a great option that not many will own for the double, especially with ManCity getting a double too

  24. Darth Colls
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Happy New Year Folks !!

    Anyone know whether James will start for Chelsea in GW 17 ?

    Thanks

  25. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Checks to see the price of Steffen....

    Steffen, Dias, KDB on BB dgw19

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Who is Steffen?

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Our soon to be number 1 now Ederson is out!

        4.4m

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Why is he out and for how long?

          1. Pedersen
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 22 days ago

            Covid. Isolation. But over 14days to match so no worries.. this guy is just too ahead of himself

    2. Pedersen
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Over 14 days to match. Ederson back by then

    3. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      One week punt at best then

    4. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Will ederson be back for the blank?

  26. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Wc worth ut just to bb in 19? Team is great otherwise but if saving wc i Will just field a strong eleven

  27. Alex_thekid
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Will this be strong enough bench for BBdgw19
    Mcarthy Salah(c) Kdb Bruno

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Haha no

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Nahh
      Need more money

    3. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Not sure you can captain a bench man

      That belgium PMs quote comes to mind....

  28. Tinmen
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Folks, anyone heard any news on Lindelof?
    Is he out of tomorrow’s match?

  29. FFSbet.com
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    How is this looking?

    Taylor* + Cresswell ➡️ Holding + Maguire 2FT leaves 0ITB

    will give me 2 more players for BGW18 (going without FH and BB GW18-19)

    Martinez
    Regulion - Dias - Maguire
    Salah - KDB - Son - Grealish - Raphinha
    Kane(C) - DCL
    (Holding - Brewster - Neco)

  30. Pedersen
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Which to benxh this gw. Coufal or Dallas?