Scout Network

How are the Scout Network approaching Blank Gameweek 18?

After a short break, Fantasy Premier League managers are set for the rollercoaster of Blank and Double Gameweeks in quick succession.

While we wait to find out how top-flight teams will fare in the FA Cup, there are big decisions to be made about chips, transfers and captaincy.

Some of the members of the Scout Network have shared their first passes at draft teams for Blank Gameweek 18 and have discussed their thought processes.

FPL Family

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka

The additional games added to both Blank Gameweek 18 and Double Gameweek 19 made me stop and reassess my plans. Yves Bissouma’s fifth yellow card of the season means I now only have five players with a fixture next time out so I am strongly considering the Free Hit chip.

Both Manchester clubs and Arsenal have the best fixtures of the Gameweek and it makes a lot of sense to go all-out owning players from those three clubs.

However, owning nine players from three clubs also brings a large element of risk. If one of those games was cancelled that would require the whole bench to play and thus for me that is too big a risk in the current climate.

While still targeting these key games and clubs I will also invest in other players who spread the risk factor. The likes of Spurs, Newcastle and Wolves offer good opportunities to safe-guard your Free Hit team while also providing a good likelihood for FPL returns.

Harry Kane, Karl Darlow, Roman Saïss, Callum Wilson and Pedro Neto all look good for spreading the wealth as well as for returns. Especially when you couple them with key picks such as Kevin De Bruyne, Rúben Dias and/or Joao Cancelo, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney.

FPL Family

FF Titans

How are the Scout Network planning to manage Gameweek 18?

Image showing FF Titans planned team for blank Gameweek 18

After considering several different strategies for Gameweeks 18 and 19 I have decided to opt for prudence.

The new fixtures added to both last week are lifesavers and allow me to focus on bringing in assets from four key clubs: Burnley, Aston Villa, Manchester United and Manchester City.

I have saved two free transfers from the previous Gameweek and I plan to use one ahead of Gameweek 18 to bring replace Mohamed Salah with Bruno Fernandes. This will then give me potentially nine activ players for Gameweek 18 – although this includes Pascal Groß who has only played 90 minutes once in the last six Gameweeks. 

This strategy means that for Double Gameweek 19, I will have another two free transfers so I will probably sell Kane and one of my midfielders to buy back Salah and a cheaper forward option.

With what’s going on, I will make my transfers as late as possible. I am also currently planning to use my Triple Captain chip in Double Gameweek 19, while saving my other three chips for later on in the season when other Blank and Double Gameweeks will undoubtedly be scheduled.

FF Titans

El Statto

How are the Scout Network planning to manage Gameweek 18? 1

FFScout’s RMT tool showing El Statto’s early thoughts on blank Gameweek 18 team selection

I will be using my Free Hit chip this week as I focused my transfers on bringing in players who play twice later on next week in Double Gamweek 19.

I have not pushed the button yet though just due to the uncertainty around games currently so will just spend the break looking at who to bring in before making the changes just before deadline, just in case.

Initial thoughts will be to have at least one, probably two Man City defenders, likely Dias and Cancelo, as well as their talisman De Bruyne.

Fernandes and Kane are also very high on my priority own list for this Gameweek. Those four will form the basis of the side and then I am planning to target the better fixtures so players such as Bukayo Saka against Crystal Palace, Karl Darlow and/or Callum Wilson for a trip to Sheffield United.

El Statto

FPL Nymfria

I have been a little unlucky with the rescheduling, mainly because I had my team set-up quite nicely for a Free Hit in Blank Gameweek 18 and a Bench Boost in Double 19.

I sold De Bruyne three Gameweeks ago for Raphinha, mainly because of form, but with a view to fund Robertson for the Double Gameweek. In the short-term that has given me better returns, however, with Manchester City’s fixture now added to Gameweek 19, I fear this has left me at a long term disadvantage. 


For me, I think I’m now locked into a Free Hit whether I want to be or not. But if you’re still deciding? Here are three questions I always ask myself:

1. Am I selling players that I have a lot of value tied up in and that I want to keep long-term for players that don’t blank? If the answer is yes, then I would Free Hit. In my case, I’d be selling Son, Salah, Robertson and so on, for players I’m unsure I’d want to keep long term.


2. Am I happy to muddle through with just a few players in a Blank Gameweek, in the hope the Free Hit serves me better down the line? If the answer is yes, then consider not Free Hitting. The answer to this one is yes for me, however, I only have four players for Blank Gameweek 18 unfortunately, and one of them is a goalkeeper. So I can’t really ‘muddle through’ even if I wanted to.


3. Are there players that really worry me for either the blank or the double that I can’t get without a Free Hit? If Yes, use your Free Hit in the appropriate week. For myself, no City is an issue, and with less players available to me in the Blank Gameweek, I would take one Gameweek of cover in 18 and look to add using a possible hit for Double Gameweek 19.

Teams I will be targeting for my Free Hit are Manchester City, Manchester United, Spurs, Aston Villa & Newcastle. I will then fill in the cabs avoiding Burnley and Sheffield United.

Whilst I am 95% sure I will be Free Hitting for Gameweek 18, I will not be hitting my chip until the final moments, as once it’s used, it can’t be retracted. I am going to use the international break as a chance to consider the Wildcard strategy. Though with good returns in the last three Gameweeks, I am a little reluctant to mix things up too much, I would need to have four-plus players I would want to change, and keep long term, for me to consider it seriously. 

FPL Nymfria

Bendito Fantasy

Spurs’ Heung-Min Son in action against Leicester

Para esta jornada 18 usaremos el Free Hit. 

Tenemos varios partidos interesantes y buenos equipos de los cuales echar mano. Empezamos en la portería y defensa, Newcastle enfrenta a uno de los equipos con peor record ofensivo, de tal manera que tenemos a Darlow y Fernandez en la selección acompañados por Cancelo y Stones, estos dos últimos se encuentran en gran estado de forma y enfrentan a Brighton, el city no debe tener problema con clean sheets en este encuentro. 

Seguimos con el medio campo. Son es nuestro primer nombre en la lista, enfrentan a Aston Villa y en el papel no luce sencillo, pero Son sigue siendo uno de los jugadores mas rentables en FPL este año. Gündogan lo acompaña, esta elección fue dificil pero necesaria para poder acomodar la delantera, Gündo ha encontrado la portería en los últimos encuentros y mantiene un puesto titular por el momento. Finalmente Rashford y Fernandes cierran el medio campo. Manchester United tiene un partido que luce complejo contra Burnley, sin embargo sus mejores hombres en ataque son este par y tendrían nuestra confianza de cara a la jornada. 

En el ataque tenemos a Harry Kane, que es el factor decisivo para no tener a KDB en el equipo, el emparejamiento con Son lo hace sumamente atractivo para esta fecha. Lacazette contra Crystal Palas luce muy atractivo debido a la buena forma que está mostrando el Francés, y finalmente Wilson de Newcastle para un ataque con muchas posibilidades de gol.

En la banca el primer cambio es Saka de Arsenal, quien podría entrar en lugar de Gündo de último momento. 

La tarjeta está activada y pueden haber cambios conforme los equipos jueguen en la copa, pero esta es la primera versión del equipo. 

Benito Fantasy

What’s happening in the Scout Network?

Scout Network: Thinking ahead to the blank and double Gameweek in 18 and 19

Scout The Gameweek – The new podcast from the Scout Network

Next week sees the launch of the new Scout Network Podcast – Scout the Gameweek. Each week, the show will feature a different member of the Scout Network, Scout Academy and/or FFS International to discuss the upcoming Gameweek, look back at the learning points from the previous round, considering transfers, chip strategy and captaincy options.

El Statto

El Statto’s website Jumpersforgoalposts.info saw an impressive 10% increase in traffic during December, as his site continues to grow. The website also passed the 55,000 total views milestone since its September launch. Over the festive period, there were some tweaks and new features added to the interactive stats section of the website. This update allows FPL managers to look at how many returns each player has provided compared to team-mates/others in similar price or position. Articles will be back on the website soon with a look at Free Hit differential and less-discussed options aside from the big hitters.

FF Titan

FF Titan spent some time over the festive period looking at the the FPL Cup and offering advice to managers regarding cup strategy, which started in Gameweek 16. They also looked at the Premier League penalty statistics to date to see what value the penalty takers can offer us as FPL Managers.

Over the next few weeks FF Titan are planning a piece on the FPL Instagram community, looking at the most interesting accounts in this rapidly growing FPL community.

FPL Family

Over the festive period both Lee and Sam were busy with appearances on the FPL Show on both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve as well as on the Official FPL Podcast ahead of Gameweek 17. The FPL Family also passed the 8,000 followers milestone on Instagram. Throughout January, Lee and Sam will be making regular appearances on the FPL Show and Podcast as usual and both will be active on Social Media discussing their Free Hit plans for Gameweek 18 – Lee on Twitter and Sam on Instagram. Sam will also be launching the Scout The Gameweek podcast for us her at Fantasy Football Scout.

FPL Nymfria

Nymfria’s YouTube channel has been reaching record numbers and interactions over the festive period, as new graphics and content continues to be developed and rolled out into the New year. FPL Nymfria has also published a lot of content surrounding her plans for her Free Hit in Gameweek 18 and possible Bench Boost in double Gameweek 19.

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909 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The VAR Team
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) Bissouma to Saka and field 10 players
    B) Save FT and use for DGW19

    Martínez
    Cancelo Holding
    KDB Bruno Grealish Zaha
    Kane DCL

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'd do it if you're not BB19

    2. Fantasydreamer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I guess just way up what extra fixture the player would get in DGW who you bring instead - saka essentially will give you two fixtures anyway just over two GW

    3. Steager
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Can yoy stretch to Gundogan, 5.4. Plays in Blank and double?

      1. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Gundo could easily get less minutes than Saka still though

  2. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who would you back the most this week?

    A) Grealish
    B) El Ghazi
    C) Zaha
    D) Wilson

    1. Fantasydreamer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Wilson (as a non owner)

    2. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Wilson

    3. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      D A C B in order

  3. Fantasydreamer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who to take in to the DGW?

    A. AWB, sterling and Antonio
    B. Cancelo, rashford and ings

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B for me

    2. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    4. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    5. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    6. Fantasydreamer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      That seems pretty conclusive! Thanks all

  4. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    If I decide to go for Son in 352 over Kane in 343 for BGW Free Hit Team, I have almost 2 mil spare.

    Would you use it for upgrade anywhere here or just get a stronger bench in case of covid?

    Darlow
    Cancelo - Dias - Tierney
    KDB - Bruno - Rashford - Son - Saka
    Lacazette - Wilson

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rash to Raz

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      That's exactly my draft, except I have Sterling in for Rashford & Fernandez for Dias.

    3. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      The only upgrade I can see is Rashford - > Sterling and Dias - > AWB/Maguir/Saiss
      But I suppose you prefer Rashford and Dias more

    4. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nah, I rather have Rash than Sterling - Rash away form is just stunning!
      Also I fancy double City defence

    5. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Tierney, Laca > Holding, Kane

  5. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Will use FH this GW, but after the info last night about potential Spurs doubles I think I'll save TC for that. I have doubts over all the main choices in GW19: Salah's form is abysmal, KDB has great fixtures but often ends up playing deep in the games you captain him, and Bruno is Mr Consistent but I don't care for his fixtures.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Bruno s fixtures are amazing though

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        But kane tc makes more sense yes you're right

    2. Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Can you link spuds info pls

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        S'ok, found it

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Link?

  6. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Cheeky repost

    thoughts on this wc team please

    bbgw19

    martinez meslier
    awb dias stones cresswell dallas
    kdb bruno neto soucek smith rowe
    kane vardy wilson (bamford gw19)

    ?/10
    Could also have laca instead of vardy and transfer vardy gw19

    thank you and gl !

  7. Fpl_elstatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Hope you enjoyed my input into this article. We have just published our BGW18 preview too https://jumpersforgoalposts.info/bgw18-player-options/

  8. YuvalFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Missed the KDB price rise last night.

    Just imagine if he gets injured tonight...

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I know. There are so many possibilities for problems. Checked the price changes just now and first time really I've ever checked players I plan to own and been really happy to see price changes that are not in my favour

    2. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Didn't his price fall just a couple of days ago?

  9. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    1FT, Dallas -> Stones to field 11 players for BG18?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Then what you doing in gw19?

      1. Mr. Mystic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I think I’m probably saving all my chips, potentially a triple captain.

    2. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Good move. City have 2 home fixtures in DGW19 and a nice run following that too.

      Can you cover Dallas' attacking returns? I have Alioski and he's not far behind.

      1. Mr. Mystic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks mate. My other defenders are Dias Coufal Holding and Mitchell... I have Bamford from a Leeds perspective

  10. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Still stuck on FH...
    Double up on City defence or attack?

    I feel Brighton will certainly not be afraid to attack the game

    1. Goonerly
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm doubling up on the attack FWIW.
      Think Brighton will play their usual game, which should provide points for the City attack

    2. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      5-0 on the cards. Attack!

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Attack. It's a FH, find easy clean sheets elsewhere (Arsenal, Newcastle) and try and hit major hauls with the big sides facing weak defenses.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Attack, us freehitters need something differential compared to others and i think double mancity attack is perfect.

  11. Sarri-ball
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Foden a good option for 18/19

    Or a trap

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Good luck predicting whether he starts or not

      1. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thats the problem. Im in not bad shape teamwise so im not sure worth the gamble

    2. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Waste of a city position

  12. Sultan-Gemy2121
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    took me -4 to set up this team, can i get through the week without free hitting??

    Loris / Forster
    Dias --Holding -- Cancelo / Coufal -Justin
    Son -- KDB (C) -- Fernandes / Salah - Raphina
    Watkins / Antonio -Bamford

    1. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yeh you're fine I think - missing 3 starters but the FH will be very useful later down the line and you're well set for DGW19.

  13. Bumbaclot
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Only 5 players for this gameweek. 2 FT so should I just get 7 and ride it or free hit? Thanks

    Taylor/Bruno/son/wood/Kane are the 5

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Have to FH with those players. Losing the 2 FTs will be painful though

    2. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Do (-8) and get 9 players in (including KDB and Man City def)

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      get some players that play in the blank and the double ... -4 will buy you an extra game

    4. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      3 Transfers and -4 could work well if you can get in 2 city and another Utd or Arsenal as that also sets you up for DGW

      That said a stubborn Villa performance and Utd sweeping Burnley aside and you are looking at a grim score from the incumbents

  14. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    FH team, any thoughts?

    Leno
    AWB Holding Fernandes Cancelo
    Rashford Bruno KdB Sterling Son
    Lacazette

    Bech: 4.0, 3.9, 4.5, 4.5

    0.1 ITB,
    Can upgrade Leno to Darlow or downgrade AWB to cheaper defender

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Can’t get behind double Arsenal defence

      1. Pino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Its either double Newcastle defence or double Arsenal, or Dier vs Villa.

        1. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          surely double Newcastle against a team that has scored about 7 goals all season?

  15. abhirup780
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    WC2 - 9 players for SGW18
    De Gea (Fabianski/Mendy)
    Dias Cancelo Targett (Robertson, Coufal)
    KDB Bruno Rashford (Soucek, Raphinha)
    Lacazatte Watkins (Bamford)

    BB- 15 DGWers with (-4)
    Rashford and Lacazatte Out for Salah and Rodrigo

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I like it

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Robo to AWB
      Rashford to Son
      Raphinha to El Ghazi
      Laca to Wood

      and Son to Salah for DGW 19

      you play 11 in GW 18
      and 15 DGWers in GW 19
      No hits at all
      thank me later

      😉

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        AWB 3 times
        Wood 3 times
        El ghazi 3 times
        Son
        + 4 points

        Vs

        Robo 2 times
        Rashford 1 time
        Raphina 2 times
        Laca 1 time
        Rodrigo 2 times

  16. llmja
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    RMT Plz

    Darlow
    Dier/Stones/Tierney
    Son/Rashford/Bruno/KDB(C)/Saka
    Wilson/Kane(VC)

    Sub: Preaock / Yedline / Mitchell / Davis

    Thank you

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nothing to rate, it’s 100% template

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        And is therefore a thing of great beauty.

    2. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Would maximise on city if i was on FH

  17. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Martinez, johnstone*
    Dias, PVA, Mitchell, Egan, Lewis
    Bruno, KDB, Mahrez, Grealish
    Bowen*,
    Kane, Brewster, Bamford*

    1 FT, 1.6m ITB

    best move here?

    A) Lewis -> Maguire
    B) something else

  18. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    C)ancelo

    OR

    D)ias?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      C

    3. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Would you make the early transfer to catch the price rise?

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I think I have a 0.1 margin

    4. Street Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cancelo seems like the best option

  19. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    One of the most boring questions

    A better bench option?

    A) Lowton
    B) McTominay

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  20. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who would you rather have between these two for BGW18 ?

    A. Kane (have Son)
    B. Wilson

    Other FWD is DCL

    Cheers

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      They are in different price tag, and different points gain category.

      This is not a correct question.

  21. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Why are people celebrating price rises on a Free Hit? Whole new level of silliness

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Maybe its players from their original team?

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      We’ll see who’s celebrating when gw18 gets postponed

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Its why im a little happier on a WC as im making both short and long term decisions in it. And the risers count. Postponed on an FH week is the ultimate nightmare

  22. HaffNanner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Would you FH this? Already taken a hit so no more transfers can be made.

    Martinez
    Dias / Cancelo / Mitchell
    KDB / Fernandes / Grealish
    Kane / Brewster

    Button / Dallas / Coufal / Salah / Soucek / Bamford

    1. Street Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      This is absolutely spot on

  23. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Anyone interested in Ings for the DGW?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Don’t need any glass thanks

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        LOL true, already been burned once

    2. Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Would love to but I think switching to a third striker at that price will end up a problem for team structure

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yep on second thought I agree

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I don't think I can manoeuvre him in in time for DGW, but I definitely want him back afterwards. Want to set & forget Bamford/Ings/Wilson as my strikeforce & move premiums around in midfield.

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yep, faces Leeds

    5. Street Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I have Adams and would love to upgrade him to ings if I could

    6. Chris_H
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      If he plays again in the FA Cup and appears fully fit then I think so.

      Planning to downgrade Salah to Grealish this week to then upgrade Brewster to Ings. Good differential at 5%

    7. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      very much so

      ahead of WBA got in Trent for the defensive double up and DGW - now looking iffy and now considering TAA/Brew to Dallas/Ings for -4 in DGW

  24. Street Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Current team for DGW19 3.4ITB 1FT which option is the best? Big question is whether KDB is worth an extra hit or worth not bench boosting.

    McCarthy (Forster)
    Zouma dier Dias coufal (targett)
    Salah soucek bruno son (Burke)
    Vardy bamford (Adams)

    Option A) no BB. Sell son to KDB

    Option B) BB. Sell Burke & forster > Harrison & Ederson -4

    Option C) BB Sell Burke Forster Salah > Harrison ederson KDB -8

    I would also like to sell zouma to cancelo but hard to justify for a further hit. Could roll it into option A for -4

    1. Street Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Really torn on what to do with this regarding bench boost or not, so any help would be much appreciated

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Quite like option B to be fair

  25. myteamissheeeeeeeet
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on this please for GW18? 1 FT left as already done Chilwell to Cancelo. I now have 9 players so not gonna use the FH.

    A. McCarthy to Martinez
    B. Salah to Sterling (Hokey Cokey back for GW19)
    C. Neither!

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B and don't go back for the double?

    2. seanmcging
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I did A, both keepers have a double, but Martinez plays GW18 & I think has better fixtures after.

  26. Goonerly
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Honestly torn between who to pick as GK for my FH18 team.

    A) Darlow (seems the sensible choice, but could he be rotated with Dubravka)?

    B) de Gea (would mean a double-up on Utd defence and I think that's risky)

    C) Leno (same as with de Gea - have Tierney in the side)

    D) Lloris (always good for a save point, but think Spurs will concede)

    Steffen/Ederson not an option.

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Can’t see Darlow being rotated. He’s been top notch in goal for them

      1. Goonerly
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        So he'd be your choice then?

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yeah I think so

          1. Goonerly
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Cheers.

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      On a free hit don't think there's any issue in doubling or tripling up in defence for the team's you're backing to keep a clean sheet. I'd go De Gea but Darlow also a safe bet given how poor SHU are

      1. Goonerly
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I get what you mean, but I can just picture it when my triple up on NEW defenders concede a late, weird McGoldrick goal.
        Think I'd rather try to spread the risk a bit.

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Very true. Depends on your appetite for an all or nothing approach. Sensible move to spread the risk.

  27. Ron_Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any ideas why they left a large portion of this article in Spanish?! Surely they can use Google Translate...

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Empowering the minorities.

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      rather bizarre

  28. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Martinez
    Dias Maguire Mitchell Taylor
    KDB (c) Fernandes Grealish
    Kane DCL

    Currently on this. Probably worth a -4 to switch Robbo to Cancelo right and get 11 out?

  29. Amans94
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Reposted from previous page, any thoughts on FH team? Too much in midfield a risk?

      Darlow
      Holding Tierney Cancelo Shaw
      Sterling Fernandes KDB (c) Son Rashford
      Wilson

      4.0 Brewster Davis Mitchell. 0.0 ITB

      1. Goonerly
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Looks great!

      2. Gemma817
          1 month, 21 days ago

          why would it be a risk? Lots going with this

      3. matiakez
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Anyone contemplating Neto on the FH?

        1. Goonerly
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Not really, no.
          Think there a better options this GW and especially if you're on a FH.

        2. Gemma817
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Anwar