Scout Notes

Mitchell benefits from Palace’s first clean sheet since Gameweek 1

Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheff Utd

  • Goals: Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m), Eberechi Eze (£5.8m)
  • Assist: Christian Benteke (£5.5m), James McArthur (£5.2m)
  • Bonus points: McArthur x3, James Tomkins x2 (£4.5m), Vicente Guaita x1 (£4.8m)

TYRICKSHANK RICKDEMPTION

Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) made a swift return to the Fantasy Premier League spotlight in Gameweek 17 as he played all 90 minutes of Crystal Palace’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United.

The left-back was a key component of budget defensive rotations earlier in the campaign but lost his place to Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) in Gameweek 7.

After going nine Premier League matches without registering a single minute, Mitchell came back for the Gameweek 16 draw with Leicester in what appeared to be Roy Hodgson exercising some festive rotation

However, against Sheffield United, the 21-year-old held onto the left-back berth six days after Crystal Palace’s Gameweek 16 fixture, the fact that van Aanholt was on the bench again heavily indicating Mitchell has established himself in the first team once again.

How often his 15.1% ownership will start him in the coming weeks remains to be seen considering the Eagles’ next two matches take them to Arsenal and Manchester City.

Meanwhile, their clean sheet on Saturday was just Palace’s second of the campaign, the first since Gameweek 1. And, of course, it was recorded against the Premier League’s worst attack Sheffield United, who have scored just eight goals in 17 matches so far (0.5 per game).

Still, finally having another starting defender in this price bracket could come in very handy over the coming weeks, especially with Max Kilman (£4.1m) recently losing his place for Wolves.

THAT WAS EZE

Wilfried Zaha (£7.4m) could be on the chopping board for his 22% ownership ahead of Double Gameweek 19. 

Palace have just one fixture in that round, arguably one the hardest possible in a trip to Manchester City, who have the joint-best home defence this season (seven goals conceded).

He goes into the mini chip season on the back of five blanks from a possible six since Gameweek 12, his only goal in that time coming against Leicester.

In Saturday’s win over Sheffield United, the Ivory Coast international did play well, driving the ball forward for Palace’s opening goal, only to end up the assister for the assister. He crossed to Christian Benteke (£5.5m), who teed up Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m) for the finish.

It was Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) who stole the show against Sheffield United though, pressing into unguarded space in Sheffield United’s midfield and shrugging off Ethan Ampadu before rolling a cultured finish beyond Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) in first-half stoppage time.

While the former QPR man only has one goal in the last three Gameweeks, it is worth highlighting that is the same number as Zaha, who has played more minutes in that time.

After missing out on the starting XI in Gameweeks 16 and 17, any questions over Eze’s place in the team were eased by a first-half injury to Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m), as well as his impressive performance.

After scoring the game’s opening goal, a hamstring issue forced the former Leicester man off, which Hodgson described as “concerning”. 

“[The injury to] Benteke is a dead leg. Schlupp is more concerning. A muscle injury, his hamstring.” – Roy Hodgson

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Mitchell, Kouyaté, Tomkins, J Ward; Schlupp (Eze 40′), Milivojevic (Riedewald 90+5′), McArthur, A Townsend; Zaha, Benteke (Ayew 48′).

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Stevens, Egan, Ampadu; Osborn (Hackford 80′), Fleck, Norwood, Basham, Bogle; Mousset (Brewster 61′), McGoldrick.

Lessons learned from FPL Gameweek 17

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1,077 Comments Post a Comment
  1. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I'm starting to think a boring 4-4-2 might be the way to go for the blank.

    Something like...

    Darlow
    Cancelo - Dias - Tierney - Maguire
    Bruno - Son -KDB - Saka
    Kane - Wilson

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ha
      Beggars are not choosers !

      I am playing all i have 😎

  2. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Anyone considering FH for 18, instead thinking about using a WC to set themselves up for 18 & 19 and then BB in 19?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yeah. Attack those City, United, Villa fixtures and get a massive boost from BB19. Only concern for me is what my team is well set up for 18 so I may as well ride it out and FH19 instead

    2. Parsnips
        1 month, 25 days ago

        yes I might do that to get KDB in and others

      • thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Some are. But, the way the fixtures have fallen with City, Villa, Utd & Burnley having 3 games in 2GW's...

        I think many (including myself) will be able to get a decent BGW & DGW side without using FH or WC.

        I'm using TC in 19 and will have 9 + Brewster in BGW and 10 DGWers plus Kane. No hits either.

      • Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers. The other issue with an early WC is that with covid still very much an issue out there, who knows for sure how things will look in a few weeks I guess.

      • milanista10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I did that for GW17, it helped me save the FH & now get 2 free for the double in GW19

      • CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I thought about WC, but my team is already set up for the DGW so it would be a waste.

        I will use FH, then use WC to navigate next set of blanks and doubles.

      • S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        O/

    3. NateDogsCats
        1 month, 25 days ago

        If you had to choose 1 from each of these for GW18 onwards who would you go with?

        A) Son (Villa A, Shef A, Liv H, Brighton A, Chels H, WB H, ManC A)
        B) KDB (Brighton H, Pal H, Villa H, WB A, Shef H, Burnley A, Liv A, Spurs H)

        (I'll have no other Spurs or City attacking coverage in that time)

        Also the same question but for GW19 onwards

        1) Cresswell (Burnley H, WB H, Pal A, Liv H, Villa A, Ful A, Shef H, Spurs H)
        2) Zouma (Ful A, Lei A, Wol H, Bur H, Spurs A, Shef A, Newc H)

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          B2

        2. puhd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          A1

      • Super Nashwan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Repost
        Got 8 players for blank gameweek. Not bench boosting in 19 as not enough decent players on bench.
        Considering free hit in 18 but can I just check something.
        So gameweek 26 is a double and I could wildcard in 25, bb in 26 then would I need free hit for 29 because none of the double gameweek players play in that? Is that correct? Seems a lot of people are free hitting now but that will limit you a lot later?

        1. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I think FH18 could be a waste since Ars-Cry could end up 1-1 and MCI-BHA might end up 1-0 or 2-0 so doubling up defense is better for MCI in case no KDB (although it's better to have him in GW19)

          WC,BB,FH later could be gold, by that time, Covid-19 could eased over and more predictable schedule

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            My thoughts.

      • denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Maxed out FH team:

        Leno
        Stones Dias Saiss
        KDB Bruno Rashford Son Saka
        Kane Laca

        Missing Utd defence, Wilson and Grealish. Would you want any of these instead of what's in draft?

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          No Salah, I'm tempted to TC him.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            BGW18 I think not 19

          2. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Sorry FH17 team. Looks good.

          3. denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            FH gw18

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          No, great team that

        3. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Personally I preffer Wilson to Laca. I would also add Tierney to that list

      • Free Hit Priorities
        alfoir
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Those fiddling with FH drafts for BGW18 - who are your must-haves?

        1. Parsnips
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Bruno, City defender, Kane/Son, Arsenal attacker (like the look of Saka, and possibly united defender...

          • PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            KDB, Bruno, Kane and Son - and at least one each from City and United defences

          • denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            KDB, Bruno, Son, City defender, Arsenal defender.

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Look above he has plenty.
            I like Darlow, Wilson & Tierney

            1. denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yeah I think you have to back toon as well given SHU form

          • alfoir
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Lots of shouts for Bruno, Kane, Son, KDB. Got them all. Had a draft with Sterling too but that meant 5x 4.0s or below so currently on Mahrez.

            Saka definitely a great budget option and he’s in. I’m currently on Tierney, AWB Dias in defence.

            3-5-2
            Martinez
            Tierney, AWB, Dias
            Bruno, KDB, Mahrez, Son, Saka
            Kane, Wilson
            (4.0, Siass, McGoldrick, Mitchell)

          • Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            KDB Sterling Cancelo Bruno Saka.

            2nd level: Rashford Son Tierney Laca Martial

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Why are you putting KdB and Bruno in the same bracket? Insulting to Bruno.

          • Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Glad to see the replies to this. My recent transfers are ticking all these boxes so I wont need to use FH in 18. Good luck to all using it!

          • riot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            a strong playing bench

          • Jrot94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I love that there are different free hit teams....

            Must have - Bruno, at least one city attacker (although I’m happy to double up), Kane /son and Wilson vs shef is pretty obvious

            Very much like. - defense/goalie from city, Man U, arsenal and toon. Only willing to double up city, but prefer double city attack.

            Saka makes it all work

            DDG
            Dias. Holding. Yedlin
            Kdb. Sterling. Bruno. Son. Sake
            Kane. Wilson

            Only question is sterling vs aguero for me

          • ritzyd
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            The ones that have been in every draft of mine so far are: leno, maguire, dias, bruno, kdb, sterling, son

            1. Jrot94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Leno / Harry vs DDG /holding for one game? Spending a lot more money on your pair?

              1. Basil1977
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I'm going big at the back DDG, Dias, Cancelo, Tierney

                still leaves KDB, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Saka, with Kane and Wilson up front. Only trouble is bench is rather weak with covid about.

                1. Jrot94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Sterling to grealish can definitely fund major upgrades in defense, I like the play...

                  just can’t look beyond city vs Brighton for attacking returns

          • RECKLESS
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            All up in the air till FA cup matches of 10Jan are done with...Injuries, rest, rotation lot of possibilities if kdb kane start fa cup match 70hrs before epl.match

          • CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I'm not so focused on must have players, more with having 3x of certain teams, although of course there's going to be crossover.
            Saka, Bruno, KdB. That's it. Picked the rest out of a hat.

          • Cak Juris
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Darlow
            Cancelo - Tierney - AWB
            Bruno - KdB - Son - Rashford - Neto/Saka
            Kane - Wilson

            Sub: 4.0 GK - ERS - Yedlin - Mitchell

          • Bolivian Seaman
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            spurs play a difficult villa defence, isn't it a good time to bet against them and try to rise up even more?

          • Fpl_elstatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            An article on my site today previewing each GW18 game and picking out the best options from each game

            https://jumpersforgoalposts.info/bgw18-player-options/

            1. Alberto Tomba
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Cheers, useful resource that! Are you going to do an article on your draft FH team?

              The rest of this Hot Topic is fairly outdated by way of the games that were subsequently played

        2. Parsnips
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Any news on the city match?

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Looks like it's definitely going ahead if that's what you mean?

              1. Parsnips
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  yes. many thanks

              2. LC1
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yup looks to be going ahead mate.

            2. The Head-Ake
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Settling on this:

              Darlow
              Dias Stones Tierney
              KDB Bruno(c) Saka Son Neto
              Laca Wilson Kane

              Could also do Neto + Laca to Rashford + Brewster. Also not sure of whom to bench between Neto and Wilson but liking it so far

              1. Parsnips
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  like the look of Darlow

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Like it what value you playing with?

                • LC1
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  3-5-3? Will you bench Neto?

              2. JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Is this a solid DGW19 team? Will TC Salah / KDB

                Martinez
                Stones • Dallas • Coufal
                Salah • KDB • Bruno • Rashford • Grealish
                Ings • Bamford

                Have 10 for BGW18 saving WC + BB for 25 and FH for 29

                1. estheblessed
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Brave with the triple captain. Liverpool hardly firing and they've got United.

                  1. zotter
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Id say more brave putting in Rashford. They have got Liverpool and are a much inferior side to Liverpool

                    1. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Liverpool is the perfect game for Rashford though. The space in behind their high line with Matip out. Away to Burnley and Fulham either side of that and he’s yet to blank away from home!

                2. estheblessed
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Nice team tho 😉

                3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Looks solid. Think Son and/or Kane vs SHU will be amongst the top scorers regardless of DGW though.

                4. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I think Son & Kane & going to rip Sheffield a new one & can easily outscore DGW players?

                  1. JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    For me Spurs are really overrated. It was obvious they would easily beat Leeds cause they can sit back and counter. However against teams that sit back like Sheffield they’ve struggled to break them down.

              3. estheblessed
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I can field 10 for next GW. How is this looking? Do I need to take a hit here?

                Martinez
                Kilman, Cancelo, Holding, Dier
                Son, Fernandez, Grealish
                Kane, DCL

                Also anyone using FH for GW19?

                1. estheblessed
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Bench is
                  Nyland, Salah, Anguissa, Alioski (all not playing)

                  1. Parsnips
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      possibly Anguissa out? How much do you have in the bank? You could possibly go to Saka.

                      1. estheblessed
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Zero ITB!

                  2. zotter
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    That’s totally fine not to FH. I’m probably going to not FH and have 8

                    1. estheblessed
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Thanks. Yea I'll hold off then

                  3. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Just missing KdB really, but not sure what you could do for a hit to bring him in so looks fine as it is

                    1. estheblessed
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I did you with the idea of Salah to KDB but then I lose £0.3m

                      1. estheblessed
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        *toy

                  4. OneDennisBergkamp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    i have similar but i think i am going to FH.
                    I feel like Martinez is cancelled out by Son/Kane, Dier cancelled out by Grealish, DCL not on form. Kilman not nailed. Cancelo not nailed.

                    Am waiting to see what happens covid wise but am still thinking FH18/BB19

                    1. estheblessed
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      You make some good points. I just think that FH can be used more beneficially elsewhere.

                2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Arsenal fans. Is Smith-Rowe nailed for now?

                  1. theswallow1965
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Not sure he’s 100% nailed but I just got him in as a great value 5th mid in place of Bissouma.

                    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      That what I was thinking as well. Bissouma is banned as well for next GW so I have only 9 playing

                  2. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    If only. With Arteta, you feel he's just one mediocre performance or a rest away from becoming a bit-part. In this formation, though, he has to be first choice unless a replacement comes in January. But Tets could always try out a 433 or go back to 343 for some games.

                    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      This post could be about Auba

                      1. Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Not really. I do believe Arteta would drop/rotate Auba or play according to tactics, perhaps for Martinelli next game, for example. But this post isn't really applicable to him as he fits into every formation. Smith Rowe has only been playing as a 10 in these recent games he's come in and made a difference. Arteta is also all about protecting the younger players and easing them in slowly. Arsenal has a history of putting ressure on young talent and harming them mentally or physically.

                    2. dogtanion
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      This. Arteta seems to completely pick his teams based off the previous game. So he's only a bad performance away from being dropped. That said, he is absolutely class and dropping him now for the likes of Willian would not go down well with fans...plus..he's £4.4m

                  3. dogtanion
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I think he is for the short term yeah unless he has a couple of bad games. Partey will come back at the expense of Ceballos.. there is noone else who can play in that 10 role really apart from Willock ,who's not very good.

                3. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Plan in place, let’s see if price changes/COVID break it!

                  BGW18:
                  Salah to KdB
                  Cresswell to Cancelo

                  10 players, transfers for free

                  DGW19:
                  Son to Salah
                  DCL to Brewster/Davis
                  Targett to Cresswell/Coufal

                  10 DGWers plus Kane, transfers (-8)
                  TC KdB/Salah/Bruno

                  1. THFC4LIFE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Sounds good to me

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Saving FH and BB for GW26 and GW29 shenanigans!

                      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        The issue with a later BB is knowing who will start two with European games in the heart of that time period.

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Good argument

                        2. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          My issue is, possibly because of team value is I can’t build a decent BB team which has KdB and a City defender.
                          I think the City fixtures should be targeted more, hence TC seems the only viable chip for my setup

                  2. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Not keen on the -8 bit, but in a DGW iI suppose it may pay off handsomely I suppose.

                    Nice transfers though!

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Cheers, I know - trying to look at it as -4 in each week.
                      Will mean no Son for Sheff though...

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I could in theory avoid the Targett to Cresswell/Coufal one if value means I can get Brewster instead of Davis (I.e avoid too many Villa players)

                      1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Davis might be loaned and Wesley is back soon so he won't get minutes in the future. Maybe couple incoming weeks

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Yeah not too bothered in the short term, just want him to enable a solid XI with double City/Salah/Bruno/Kane included

                4. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Martinez
                  Taylor* Dias
                  Bruno SOn Grealish Burke
                  Watkins DCL

                  Can also do Dunne to Mitchell
                  Should go without FH 18 right?

                  1. ivantys
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Not sure if it's safe going without city, brighton just conceded 3 to wolves.

                      1. Lindelol
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        I have Dias from City. Its going without city attacker vs Saving FH for another blank or DGW.

                  2. OneDennisBergkamp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    My high TV lets me do this FH team, but is defence too weak?

                    Darlow
                    Holding / Stones / Clark
                    Grealish / KDB / Sterling / Bruno / Son
                    Wilson / Kane

                    1. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Nice, what value you playing with?

                      1. OneDennisBergkamp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        £106.5m

                        1. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Nice

                    2. Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Doesn't look all that great in attack either imo.

                      My suggestions:

                      Holding + Clark + Grealish + Sterling + Wilson

                      Tierney + Cancelo + Saka + Rashford + Martial

                      1. Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Though I would be very tempted by Aguero on a FH

                      2. OneDennisBergkamp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        cheers!

                        Worried Cancelo will get rested and surely Wilson vs Sheff Utd is good?

                        1. Deulofail
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          You can have a good playing first sub then? Smith Rowe?

                          I think Martial is better tbh. United more likely to blow opponents away, but go with what you like 🙂

                  3. Parsnips
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      best under 5.7mil defenders for the dgw?

                      1. LC1
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Cancelo

                      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Dias, Cancelo and any Newcastle defender as they have a guaranteed CS.

                        1. theplayer
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          No such thing as a guaranteed CS

                          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Facing this Blades side is a close as it gets.

                            1. FPL.team
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              They play Arsenal in the double and don't even have a double.

                              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Which is why FH is good for BGW

                              2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Oh sorry read the initial question as BGW and not DGW.

                      3. Original Pirate Material
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Cancelo.

                    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      What’s the reason for going KdB over Sterling who is cheaper and in better form?

                      1. Rassi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Old habits.

                        1. Rassi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          And FOMO

                      2. Bubz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Sterling has been horrendous this season

                        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          He has but he’s still got more points than KdB, is cheaper and is in better form.

                          1. Bubz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Kdb to be fair has been so unlucky not to have more points this season. The amount if times hes hit the post or someone has missed a sitter for his assist is ridiculous

                            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Woulda coulda shoulda

                              1. Bubz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Yeah, but when he gets a 20 point haul and I own him and others have sold, I will say I told you so 🙂

                                1. Flair
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  That's the spirit

                                2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  If you’ve carried and captained him over the dry spells it will hardly matter but I will be happy for you 🙂

                                3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  You are an idol

                              2. Lindelol
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                nope he has a fair point in this case

                                1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Not really. People on here are very biased when it comes to KdB. At the end of the day it’s points that matters.

                              3. Flair
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Replies as ignorant as this are so amusing

                        2. Alex_thekid
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Checks more points than Kdb scored points 4 gws in a row for ne Sterling

                      3. Lindelol
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        i will go with KDB but if you are chasing big Sterling isn't a bad shout at all

                    • Sid07
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Martinez
                      Dias Taylor
                      Bruno grealish kdb
                      Brewster dcl

                      1) play fh
                      2) salah + Brewster to son + watkins

                    • Krafty Werks
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      FH as planned for GW18 looks like this, how we looking?

                      De Gea
                      Tierney / Dias / Saiss
                      KDB / Bruno / Rashford / Son / Saka
                      Aguero / Wilson

                      Henderson / Holding / Brewster / Mitchell

                      1. Sid07
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Like Aguero punt

                        1. Krafty Werks
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Dependent on how he looks against Chelsea obviously but think if FH'ing need to move on a few players the non-FH'ers won't have to make it really count?

                          1. Sid07
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Yes you can assess today, if he looks good could be a good differential

                            1. Krafty Werks
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Exactly this!! A massive diff which could pay huge dividends?

                        2. thegaffer82
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Not keen on the Aguero punt.

                          It's pure nostalgia and nothing else. He has zero goals this season, has been a train wreck for injuries and is not even guaranteed a start until he's proven his fitness.

                          I'd play safe and go Kane instead

                          1. Krafty Werks
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            I would love if Kun proves this wrong but as i said i will see how he looks vs Chelsea first and if i deem he's pretty much nailed to start vs Brighton then i think i'm probably brave (or stupid enough?!!) to take the punt, i'm languishing in about 2 million OR and doing really badly in mini-leagues i usually always win so need to take these kind of gambles? No use me FH'ing to a squad that all the non-FH'ers will have anyway? (actually considering going completely Spurless in all honesty for this reason alone!!). Big eyes on Kun later anyway and will decide post match.

                            1. Major League Shocker
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              That's the right attitude!

                              1. Krafty Werks
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Cheers!! Gotta have balance (and balls!!) in my current situation?

                      2. MikeS
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Surely lacazette better option

                    • Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      How similar is the thrill you get from your player hitting a massive haul the same as you’d get from gambling ?

                      1. Lindelol
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        no money involved

                        1. Lindelol
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          plus some skill too is the difference

                        2. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Of course, and yet - as tierny secured an 18 pointer last night I couldn’t help but feel the same feelings I’d felt as when I’ve had big wins in gambling (rare)

                          People are clearly very addicted to fpl and I wonder how much of it is the same triggers as real gambling

                      2. Bubz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Both cause a large release dopamine

                      3. Original - Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        I'm just addicted to moving my players around on the FPL app. I sometimes wonder if I'm more addicted to the app then the game itself. 😀

                      4. dogtanion
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        interesting theory..probably spot on to be fair !

                      5. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        I gamble fk all. Saw a movie years ago that a real gambler never bets on a sure thing. It's barely a high when that horse wins compared to the rush when a long shot does it. That doesn't answer your question but I'll let you know when M Pereira gets me 30 points in GW19 😉

                        1. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Lol that’s so true and typical gambler mindset, it’s so boring when someone with 50% ownership hauls but when your differential Hauls the rush is 10x

                          Like you say, same reason many people will back a 50/1 horse

                      6. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        https://youtu.be/Aw_WmVCNTJU

                        The movie is The Gambler, strangely! A good watch.

                    • thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Would appreciate any comment on my provisional plan for BGW & DGW...

                      Have 2FT's currently...

                      GW18 : Salah > Son & roll FT (Will have 9 players + Brewster)
                      GW19 : Son > Salah & Dier > Cresswell (10 DGWers + Kane)
                      Considering Salah, Bruno & KDB TC for GW19 too.

                      Looking good lads?

                      1. MikeS
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        V good

                    • davies
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Who to (c) in GW18?

                      1. thegaffer82
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Not even thought about it until you mentioned it.

                        A lot will depend on how City look v's Chelsea to be honest.

                        Another cr@p performance and I may just go 'safe' with Kane

                        1. Flair
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Is 2 points really considered safe

                      2. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Bruno,
                        Sterling
                        Son or Kane

                      3. tbos83
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Bruno

                      4. LC1
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Hi all,

                        Could really do with some advice if possible;

                        I am FHing next week and will be able to field the following team with no hits for DGW19;

                        Martinez
                        Dias Dallas Coufal,
                        Salah Bruno Son Grealish
                        Vardy Bamford Adams

                        4.0 Mitchell R.James* Bissouma*

                        So, I'll have 10 DGWers and Son.

                        Is it worth taking 3/4 hits to get in 4 more DGWers to bench boost or shall I just TC / Play my team how it is?

                        I'm just worried that other teams using BB will have potentially an extra 8 games and leapfrog me significantly!

                        Cheers!!

                        1. Major League Shocker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Too many hits, you'll get the benefit of BB when you eventually play it.

                      5. fc_skrald
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        How many Son's in your team? I have only 3 at the moment: Robertson, Wilson and the real Son.

                        1. tbos83
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Just one Son, the original and best

                          • MikeS
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            And Jesus, Son of god

                          • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            I did have two John Stones until this week, haha(John Stones, Johnstone)

                            1. Lindelol
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              thats 3 then

                          • thegaffer82
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            I have zero Son's 🙁

                            But two sons IRL mind you!

                          • LC1
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            1 Son in my team and probably a few in Magaluf somewhere

                          • LSK
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            None. S(t)on(es) is the closest I can get to a Son.

                        2. tbos83
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Salah, Vardy > De Bruyne, Lacazette worth a hit for -4? Then restoring Salah for gw19 (means dropping Vardy but Ars's fixtures slightly better)

                            1. MikeS
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              No

                          • EffPeeEll
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Will Steffen start in goal for Citeh guys?

                              Playing a points contest elsewhere!

                              thx

                              1. Flair
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Yes. CS chances decrease significantly for City

                                1. EffPeeEll
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    thx

                              2. dogtanion
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Have there been any photos of Sterling and KDB training since the Covid outbreak with City ? Anyone know if they're good to play today?

                              3. AllINeedIsCoffee
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Cancelo or Dias?

                                Stats seem to be in Cancelo's favor but pretty big hype around Dias, who also just increased in price. Any specific reason to favor Dias over Cancelo?

                                Thanks! 🙂

                                1. The VAR Team
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Cancelo is too attaching to ignore

                                2. Original Pirate Material
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Dias more nailed

                              4. The VAR Team
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Bring in Son or KDB for GW 18 and 19 and on?

                              5. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                So who is the best option for TC If you would do it @ 19?

                                1. El Fenomeno R9
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  KDB

                                2. The VAR Team
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Same as the best captain option

                                3. Original Pirate Material
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Mo.

                                4. LSK
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  KDB and Salah will be the most popular but it will probably turn out to be Fernandes.

                              6. Guba
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Thoughts on this FH team? Appreciate it’s probably quite template:

                                Darlow
                                Tierney, stones, shaw,
                                KDB, Sterling, Bruno, Rashford, Saka
                                Kane, Wilson

                                Bench: Holding, Mitchell, Brewster

                                Rashford could also be Son, not sold on laca personally against cpl.

                                1. g40steve
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Is Shaw nailed?
                                  Depending on today’s game see which of Sterling or KDB is the better option?
                                  As we saw yesterday if you only own Kane you get red arrows when both firing!

                                  1. Guba
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    True on shaw seems to back in the starting line up though.

                                    Think I want both KDB and Sterling though but of course will watch the game later too!