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Captain free-for-all set to re-shape top 10k FPL managers as Wildcards remain intact

Fantasy Premier League managers are set for an intriguing captaincy battle in Gameweek 17, especially those currently ranked inside the top 10,000.

At that level of the game, four different players have soaked up at least 20% support for the armband, which could lead to a weekend of significant green and red arrows.

Spurs’ meeting with Leeds is the most popular match of the weekend with the top 10k but there was also interest in Manchester United and Liverpool’s Gameweek 17 fixtures.

As you can see, Son Heung-min (£9.7m) proved to be the most fashionable Gameweek 17 captain among the top 10k in the end.

Despite attracting votes from only 19.1% of votes in the latest Fantasy Football Scout captain poll, 26.8% of 2020/21’s highest-performing managers handed him the armband for an appealing clash with Leeds.

The Whites’ last four matches have featured an average of 5.3 goals, a statistic that has evidently also influenced the 23.3% who captained Harry Kane (£11.0m).

That was marginally more than the 20.4% of Fantasy Football Scout readers who voted for the Spurs striker in our captain poll.

However, it is of particular note that the relatively routine winner of that ballot Bruno Fernandes (£11.2m) had to make do with a bronze medal in terms of support among the top 10k.

Just 21.9% of them chose the Manchester United man as their Gameweek 17 captain for a solid 10-point haul against Aston Villa

Nevertheless, Fernandes is still the most powerful asset among the top 10k for Gameweek 17, offering an effective ownership of 114.3% among the top 10k.

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) is not far behind the Manchester United man in that regard.

He may be only the fourth-most captained among the top 10k for this round but his effective ownership of 111.0% is still ominous for any not in possession of the Egyptian.

Son is the more dangerous Spurs asset for non-owners, considering he is the third and final asset with more than 100% effective ownership in the top 10k.

However, those worried about not having Kane for Gameweek 17 might be relatively (the keyword here) relieved to see his effective ownership standing only at 70.5%, lower than Patrick Bamford‘s (£6.6m).

A small portion of top 10k managers have pulled the trigger on the second Wildcard at the first time of asking.

After 9.3% of them used up their first Wildcard last time out, it 

perhaps suggests considerably fewer of the top-level managers have decided to get a new team in preparation for Double Gameweek 19.

We saw just 0.7% usage for Wildcards in the top 10k for Gameweek 14, 1.9% in Gameweek 15, 9.3% in Gameweek 16 and now 1.8% for Gameweek 17.

That adds up to just 13.7% top 10k managers preparing for Double Gameweek 19 with a Wildcard.

So, for all the talk of this tactic in the community, often combined with the view to Free Hit in Blank Gameweek 18, it means 86.3% of these managers were happy to approach the upcoming ‘chip season’ using only their free transfers.

Of course, some of these managers might use the Wildcard in Double Gameweek 19 (doing so in Blank Gameweek 18 seems unlikely) but that would, of course, prevent them from deploying a Bench Boost or Triple Captain.

That said, the most recent Wildcard template is still an important frame of reference for all Fantasy managers.

Fernandes (95%), Bamford (86.7%) and Salah (81.7%) are the must-haves, it would seem; unsurprising considering their Double Gameweek 19 fixtures.

However, 67.2% of this week’s top 10k Wildcarders are still interested in Son despite just one match in that round.

With 41.7% of these managers securing the services of Kane, it is clear that the argument of not overlooking single Gameweek players in a Double Gameweek is one shared by some at this level. After all, Spurs travel to face Sheffield United that week, the Premier League’s worst side this season.

And, of course, it shows plans to avoid Double Gameweek blinkers in the build-up to one either. Son and Kane face an obliging Leeds defence this weekend and boast a fixture in Blank Gameweek 18.

Meanwhile, Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) and Tomas Soucek (£5.2m) are the key budget enablers for those preparing for Double Gameweek 19, featuring in 55.6% and 43.9% of top 10k Wildcard squads in Gameweek 17.

The relatively differential options include Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m), Ezgjan Alioski (£4.5m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), all included in between 20% and 26% of top 10k Wildcard squads.

There is some interesting disparity between the latest Wildcard template and the matrix of most popular players in the rest of the top 10k.

Andrew Robertson (£7.4m) appears in 31.7% of their squads but was not among the top-five most-fashionable defenders by those who Wildcarded for Gameweek 17.

Meanwhile, there is a gap of 13.2 percentage points between Son’s ownership among the top 10k as a whole and those who acquired his services on Wildcards at this level.

And it seems as if Jack Grealish (£7.7m) owners are at something of a crossroads. The most recent batch of Wildcarders are not too fussed with the Villa man (which was also the case for Gameweek 16) but he remains in 42.6% of squads at this level.

However, his stock has fallen significantly. In Gameweek 15, 68.5% of the top 10k owned Grealish. That number has fallen by 25.9 percentage points in just two Gameweeks.

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2,259 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Damn it cresswell first bench. Can stones or mahrez totally dont play? Haah

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Happy for Stones not too play fro me too, Coufal to come on!! Haha

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

      Same here pal. Hoping kilman is dropped!
      Would have had 39 pts today

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Kilman should never start over Cresswell. Even when Cresswell plays United.

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Sorry. ESPECIALLY when Cresswell plays Everton away. Didnt mean united there.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I would personally play the attaking defender in almost all instances so yes Cresswell. But I understand why someone would go for the CS odds.
            Wolves are more likely to get a CS, and that is more probably then Creswell getting an attacking return, let alone an attacking return and CS.

            So its not an obvious chocie either way, both have their merits.

            The only example I would give of me benching an attacking defender is benching Lamptey over KWP. When KWP has an easy home fixture, as Brighton are garbage at defending and Lamptey never gets points and KWP does.

        2. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Huh? Wolves a much higher clean sheet percentage this GW. Correct decision was to have Kilman ahead

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Absurd.

            Kilman is a useful cheap bench tool, Wolves are crap, they change the team every week, he offers zero attacking threat. I could go on...

            Cresswell over Kilman even against Liverpool imo.

            All day everyday.

            I own Kilman too.

            1. Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              +1 stupendous

              1. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Wolves v Shef Utd
                Liverpool v West Ham

                I'd start Cresswell 100% of the time.

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Wut?

          3. Nabs Kebabs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            What a load of rubbish Irbox

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Thanks. Madness. Cresswell is the 3rd highest scoring defender and I wish I still had him. I'm ok with Coufal mind.

              1. Nimby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Don't know about this. West Ham are traditionally terrible against Everton and I also started Kilman and left Coufal on the bench. Regretting it now but it didn't seem mental at the time.

                1. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Oops

                  1. Nimby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Not all bad. Played Soucek.

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Wolves last clean sheet was October...

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Totally

  2. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Currently fielding 7 players for bgw18. No GK.

    I'm second guessing my FH plans, as I have 2FTs to spend and 0.3itb.

    Who among these blanks would you transfer out:
    McCarthy, Forster; Chilwell, Coufal, KWP

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      None of them. I think you should free hit with only seven players, depending on who they are.

    2. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Saints lads and Coufal if you dont mind losing a couple bob. Saints fixtures don't look great for now even with double either.

      Get them back afterwards if you are comfortable in your leagues.

      I would rather save chips, spend a few pts, and field 8 to 10 players and still be set for the double!

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Same issue - I have 7 playing too, dont really want to transfer anyone out but thinking i may need to use FH chip now too

  3. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Rmfht

    Martinez
    Dias Cancelo Holding
    Kdb Bruno Rashford Son Grealish
    Kane Wilson

    4.0 Brewster Kilman Mitchell

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Looks sexy af

    2. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Get a united defender over Wilson?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Why?

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Like it 😉

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Not bad, but 4 players in the Villa/Spurs game? What do you think the score line will be in that or what you hoping for?

      1. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Good point. Not getting a high ceiling there. Food for thought

    5. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks. I wish I could afford Lloris and Bellerin instead of Martinez and Holding but I would need an extra 1.6m

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Villa will probably score, I wouldnt want Llorid either tbh. Martinez can get save points for sure, could even be a 0-0 or 1-0 to Villa.
        Theres other options tho, like DDG, El Ghazi.

    6. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Darlow in goal for me. Spurs should score against Villa

    7. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Needs a little Kun

  4. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Hmmmmm Soucek & Coufal 1st & 2nd on my bench 🙁

    Hopefully Stones doesnt play now or Bamford or Vardy get rested but dont see it happening! lol

    1. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah same here. Cresswell first bench 11pts

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        17 points on my bench what the actual lol

        1. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Well.. who would expect dcl do nothing

  5. Calvin Valance
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Obvious statement, but just went to say, Bruno is such a great fantasy asset.

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He's gonna rival Salah isn't he? 300 points easy.

    2. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Absolutely, wander how great he would be without penalties though.

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Who gives a bakers F

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      As long as the officials are in the bag he’s gold

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Pretty confident of that , as most officials are united fans themselves

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Certainly seems that way

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Bruno was a real thorn in my side this season. Pre-season he was an essential player for me.
      I had him, but then something happened, did he miss some games, or do nothing? I cant remember, then I shipped him out, and didnt have him for like 10 weeks, only had back now 2 weeks.
      But ffs he really punished me

  6. SuperDan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Pick one:

    A) Dias & Alioski
    B) Stones & Dallas

    1. 1314
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A

  7. cruzex
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Soucek first on bench
    Any chance bamford or adams don't start?

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Adams due a rest apparently according to Ralph.

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      5% chance i'd say they dont play 🙁

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Don’t think so. Actually start is possible, play unlikely

  8. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Go with 9 players next week or FH?

    1. 1314
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      depends on your team but I think 9 is fine..

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I will be going with 9 including Davis. I think even 7 is fine as long as they are the right ones - 2 x City def, Son ,Kane, KDB, Bruno, Grealish/Rashford

  9. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Won’t forget when I was going to keep Soucek on WC in gw9 but apparently I had a mental condition where I was attached to underperforming assets 🙁

    1. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Not sure what this means but Soucek was most likely underperforming in GW9

  10. FFFoxy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    On free hit

    A) Darlow, Cancelo & B.Fernandes
    Or
    B) De Gea, Stones & KDB

    1. FFFoxy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Already heave Rashford & Sterling

    2. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I like A.

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A

    4. Sonaldo Nazario
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      can you not have both bruno and kdb?

      1. FFFoxy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I can but I have a gut feeling about sterling

    5. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I'll start again and have both Bruno and kdb

      1. FFFoxy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Gut feeling for sterling and going for differential

  11. 1314
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    which one would you prefer for dgw 19 :
    a) Dias Stones
    b) Dias Alioski

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Probably a.

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      a, city good fixtures for ages as well as the double.

      1. 1314
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        good sets of fixtures yes, but don't you think Laporte will be playing in one of those dgw ?

  12. Manani
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    surely FH?

    my team for next GW (without FH)

    Martinez
    Holding Diaz
    Grealish Son
    DCL Kane

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      One or two FTs?

      Probably FH is the best option since -8 could still leave you with 10 or 9 players.

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I wouldn't FH that.
      Use 2 transfers to get in Bruno and KDB? I think you'd anyway want them in your team long term rather than just for one week?

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        If that's expensive you can choose 1 and get cancelo

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Lack of City and United could hurt. Either take some hits or use FH

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Probably wouldnt take hits, if covid strikes or something its going to be horrible for you.
      Sleep on it, either roll with what you have, or FH. Have a look at rivals teams and try figure out what they are going to do in comparison to you.

    5. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      need to play it im afraid.

  13. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Strong bench proving vital in recent weeks but missing out on those two benched Soucek hauls really hurts my little FPL head!

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      You gots to make him your fourth mid.

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I hate playing cheapos, its like Cantwell last a season, disaster. And then you're stuck with a crappy distribution of funds. But I bit the bullet and got Soucek as a starter for the last 3, and the double in mind. And yea sweet...
      I had my doubts and crticicsed him, but proving me wrong.

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        It makes distribution of funds better doesn't it? You can afford about 5 premium players across your squad with him in the team and a 4.5 on the bench. I got Robbo, Salah, Bruno, Son and Kane and can move to anyone easy. It's great!

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Yea I think I got him to enable Bruno, as in hindsight I probably wasted money on TAA. My team is:

          Fab
          TAA - Chilwell - Dallas
          Son - Bruno - Soucek - Salah
          Kane - Bam - DCL
          (Nyland, KWP, Bissouma, Struijk) .2itb

          1. Nimby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Wow your squad value must be really high. Our teams are identical in attack but my defence is much cheaper.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 days ago

              I think its low, 102.4 if I x everyone (last I checked a few days ago). Might be down to when I got players.
              I had Son, Kane, DCL and Chilwell from very early in the season. Got back onto Salah as soon as he was fit again after Covid. So I have had to cointend with any prices rises for any of them, they only rose.
              Only player who cost me was Bruno tbh, and I got on Bam maybe a bit late, but had him 5 weeks or so now.

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 17 days ago

                My bench is absolute bare bones mind you, Nyland is even in the league anymore. KWP I owned since GW1, Bissouma since GW2, and Struji is luckily only 3.9.
                Not having keeper cover has cost me this week, as Fab is injured, but not like I was ever going to have a playing second kepper anyway.

                1. Nimby
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Yeah this is the first season I've gone with just one playing goalkeeper. It's much better this way. Just saves a headache.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Its a rare occurence for a keeper not to feature, maybe increased by Covid. But still dont think its justified having that money sat on the bench, and I never get keeper rotations right.
                    Fab being out is a bit annoying, but plenty of weeks I did well with only 10 players featuring, its not like all 11 return anyway.
                    Last week with 10 got my highest GW rank lol, maybe special circumstances tho 😛

      2. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Were you around when Kane had his breakout season? 191 points and I think he started at 5m. Or Mahrez and Vardy when Leicester won the league, very similar. Ramsey or Toure in their wonder seasons to a lesser extent. It's weird and hard but sometimes you really have to forget the price tags.

  14. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    This is what I got now for next GW:

    Martinez / Sanchez
    Dier - Target - Holding - Stones
    Bruno - Grealish - Son
    DCL - Kane

    Salah - Bamford - Justin & Romeu with the blank.

    2 FTs; 0.5 itb
    Salah & Romeu -> KDB & Saka sounds good?

    1. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      It's a risk to sell Salah before a dgw.You can't do many things now.Son->Kdb and Dcl->Antonio would be my moves so maybe i would downgrade now Sanchez->4.0.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        *my moves in gw19

      2. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I plan to use FH in DGW19.

  15. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on Pogba? Looked great last night.

    1. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      time for you to log off of fpl

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Trap

    3. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Don't go there.

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I considered him for about 15 seconds during the game for my FH team

    5. Onz
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Played well but not worth 7.7 in FPL yet though.

  16. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    People FHing this week... are you activating now or waiting just in case of possible postponements?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Waiting 🙂

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I activated today to get Saiss and start the tinker

    3. Waynoo
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Waiting

    4. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Tinker

  17. 1314
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    seeing everyone is getting KDB for City cover..no love for Sterling ?

    1. Onz
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Dias, Stirling and Aguero for DGW19 for me I think.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Rather KDB unless chasing

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Sterling for me, and he is my cap as it feels right I think

  18. Weilong7
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    City gonna field youngster gk.. ederson marked as illness

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Which one though 🙁

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Steffen is their backup now.

  19. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Your thoughts for this FH team?

    Darlow
    Bellerin/Stones/Holding
    Son/Auba/Sterling/Fernandes/Mahrez
    Wilson/Richarlison

    4.0/Davis/3.8/3.9

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Double Arsenal defence is madness

      1. Emp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Madness seems a strong term

    2. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Not a fan of Auba and Mahrez. I'd rather squeeze Kane in.
      Also, maybe at least one playing sub.

    3. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      meh

    4. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Matrix to rash and aubade to kdb i much prefer especially since mahrez is far from nailed

  20. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Sterling over KDB a nice differential?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Do you think KDB owners would prefer Sterling if they could just switch?

      1. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I would consider it, seems more goal threat

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I think its one of those things, if you asked someone who owned KDB for 4 weeks, would you swap to Sterling, they would probably bite your hand off. But you ask someone who has neither, they surely want Sterling.
          KDB is never a bad pick, but I havent liked his form recently, and Sterling is kinda a fun differential.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Sorry, someone who doesnt own KDB, may be tempted by KDB.

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            With Torres possibly having covid, Sterling will probably go back to no.9 which is no good for him. Even so, Long term KDB out scores Sterling imo

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Unless Aguero is fit of course

              1. The Overthinker
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                And I believe he is fit in time ?!!

    2. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Could pay off...but i honestly think Aguero is the man to have

  21. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone getting Sterling AND KDB???

    Who misses out accordingly?

    Surely no Salah and Son

    1. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      KDB and Aguero here !

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Aguero Vardy Bamford hmm

  22. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    What’s the go with Aguero’s fitness? Has Pep said anything to suggests he’s ready to start again?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      No idea, but thats another thing to consider is the mintues he plays this weekend. They will probably dictate his minutes on Wednesday, theres no way he is playing 90 in both
      Kun surely gets a max of 60mins this weekend, and Wednesday who knows.

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Wednesday?

      2. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        There is a gap of 10 days, not 3.

        1. Avery
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          EFL semi final = M City v M Utd on Wednesday

  23. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Would you FH this team?
    1ft.

    -Martinez
    -Dias
    --Son--Bruno--Burke
    --Kane--DCL.

    Thanks.

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Nah. Spend 4 and save fh

  24. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Team currently with 1 FT.

    Martinez
    Mitchell
    Bruno, Son, Grealish, Martinelli
    DCL, Watkins

    Would you FH? Or try to get 1 or 2 other playing defenders?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Already have 8, no need to FH. Take a hit and you have 10

    2. The Overthinker
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      No need for FH

    3. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks guys. I’m counting as 7 as Mitchell may not play lol

  25. The Overthinker
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Good morning everyone

    Which combo do you prefer for BGw18 only and why?
    A) Zaha and DCL
    B) podence and martial

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B. Can you get Neto?

      1. Ginola14
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A personally

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B. Teams in much better form

  26. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    On FH...

    A. Steffen + Kane
    B. Darlow + Aguero

    1. Ginola14
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Kane gets more minutes the decider?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        No because City have the easier fixture... tough

        1. Ginola14
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I suppose use this wkends game as an audition and see how much wd40 he needs

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Ederson could be back for GW18

  27. Ginola14
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Dear Roy, please can you bench Mitchell, cheers mate

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Please bench him, and start him for BGW.

  28. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Danny Ings for DGW looks an enticing option.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Nope, he is back to glass again

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Nailed for appearance points in one fixture.. no thanks

  29. doher.ty
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A) FH in the blank GW
      B) play 9 player (Martinez, Dias, Son, Bruno, KDB, Grealish, Bamford, Martial, Brewster

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        9 should do. Can you take a -4 to get 10 out?

      2. doher.ty
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Whoops Bamford doesn’t play so would be 8 or a -4 for 9

        • Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Your players are mostly the ones you'd consider on FH.
          No point playing FH for just 2-3 more guys

          1. doher.ty
              3 months, 17 days ago

              This was my thought

        • Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          How does this look?

          GW18 -> Salah TAA to Rashford Dias for a hit.

          GW19 -> bring back Salah TAA for Son Dier next week.

          One hit each in the next 2 gameweeks but saves me the FH.