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. Roy Rovers
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Can I get away without using the FH in 18?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones
    KDB (C) Son Bruno Grealish
    Kane

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yes, in my opinion. I have very similar. Almost identical.

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        What are the fringe 4/5 players going to get you? Maybe 10-15 points at most. You can get a better return out of FH in another GW.

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      You will probably beat alot of FH teams to be honest. Youre only missing 2, and with the spare change they would likely only be 2pts

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yes. You don't have to FH 18 with that. 8 good players.

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yes

    5. Roy Rovers
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks to all of the above, much appreciated.

    6. A.J.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      In isolation yes, you are covering most of the players that can hurt you this GW and if you think FH will benefit you more later, then save it. That team is fine.

      1. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers AJ

      2. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Great OR.....go on and win it!…All the best.

        1. A.J.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I'll be going with 9 for -4 with a similar lineup.

          Cheers, all the best.

    7. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Looks better now with 8 players

      1. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers Tony.....thanks for the advice and yeah agree.

  2. JVALDEZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Darlow
    Cancelo Maguire Tierney
    KDB Sterling Bruno Rashford Saka
    Lacazette Wilson

    Is this a decent free hit team?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Maguire to AWB? Maguire bap repellent

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Keep an eye on Shaw mins and rotation with Telles in the run up to 18. Could be the better pick

  3. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Current team. 2ft and 0.5itb

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones
    KDB Son Grealish
    Kane Watkins

    Forster*; KWP*, Coufal*, Ayling*, Salah*, Bissouma*, Bamford*

    This week. Salah -> Bruno
    Next week. Kane + Bissouma -> Brewster + Salah.

    Sound good? Would mean 9 players for gw18 and triple captain for gw19. Or is it worth bench boosting with a bench of Son, KWP and Brewster?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I did Salah > KDB for 18 same players.

      Not sure I want Salah back the way Pool play at present?

  4. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    A bit of tinkering for DGW.

    Is a -8 too much in the DGW.

    Would be looking at -

    Grealish + Wilson > Raphina/Soucek + Vardy/Ings (-8)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      It is

    2. NateDogsCats
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I don't think it's necessarily too much but for those particular changes I don't think it's worth that hit

    3. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Not going to FH in 18, current team:

      Martinez,
      Mitchell, Dias, Dunne*
      (K)DB, Bruno, Smith Rowe, Grealish
      Kane, Wilson

      (Peacock, Salah, Dallas, Coufal)

      Doing Adams > Wilson this week to field 9

      Is it worth doing Salah > Sterling this week for -4? Essentially only a -2....

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Why not

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Yeh it's tempting, only issue is it will then cost an additional -4 to bring Salah in and move Wilson out to Rodrigo, which was always the plan

          Who knows, maybe I won't even want Salah back for 19 and I keep sterling, sounds risky though

          1. NateDogsCats
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Could definitely pay off but as you say it will result in you using an extra transfer to get him back in if you go that way (so two transfers there that otherwise you wouldn't have planned), but if you think he'll haul then you should just go for it, City normally turn it on against Brighton and they looked far better and more clinical than they have all season against Chelsea so this very well might be the point where they pick up

      2. HMFC
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Hi guys, can you help.

        If you make a free transfer before activating free hit chip, will the transfer be included when your team reverts back the following game week?

        Thanks.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          No

          1. HMFC
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks!

        2. flynner25
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          No

      3. flynner25
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        iM IN A STICKY SPOT - What do you guys think?

        Can get 11 players out in GW 18 – However minimal Utd and City Coverage in this GW, and Burke not guaranteed to play, although if he does it’s not the worst fixture against Newcastle.

        Current GW18 Team:
        Martinez
        Clarke, Dier, Holding
        Fernandes, KDB, Son, Burke
        Wilson, Kane, DCL

        Bench: McCarthy, KWP, Justin, Soucek

        I could roll transfer to GW19 and then use 2FT getting
        • Wilson to Bamford
        • Clark to Cancelo

        This would give a GW 19 Team
        McCarthy
        KWP, Justin, Cancelo, Dier
        Fernandes, KDB (tc), Soucek, Son
        Bamford, Kane

        Bench: Martinez, Holding, DCL, Burke

        Pros:
        Save Free Hit Chip
        Make use of plum Spurs fixture
        No points hits
        Get Cancelo and Bamford into team for long term
        Seems a good week to be able to use Triple Captain on KDB
        Retain Value tied up in KWP/Justin

        Cons:
        3 players don’t have DGW
        No West Ham defense
        No Chelsea defense
        No Salah in team

        Alternative B – Bring in Cancelo for KWP this week before he rises in price and have a stronger GW 18 team, and gets him into my team longer term, However this leaves me only 7 DGW players, having to play Holding or DCL as well as all 3 Spurs.

        Alternative C– I could bring in El Gazi for Burke this week who is on my radar longer term, giving me a stronger GW 18 team if Burke doesn’t play. However this means that I won’t have any City defence for DWGs without a hit.

        Alternative D – Bring in Cancelo this week and use Free hit GW19

        These extra fixtures for City and Utd have upset my plans...........

        All views opinions or views are welcome.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          So long. So tired.

          1. flynner25
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            I know......It's a complex situation

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              This post made me go to bed.

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Your plan looks good. I wouldn't have put myself in that spot, but for what you have, it seems the most sensible.

          1. flynner25
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks for feed back.....I didn't mean to put myself in it......Had planned a free hit in DGW 19.

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Respect to you for actually reading and helping this kind stranger. I know I couldn't get through this essay.

            1. flynner25
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Camzy is a good one. FFS veteran here like Camzy. Heading into my 15th season. Need to tap into the community knowledge now and again when in a conundrum like I am

        3. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I like the plan your length of post sums up my problems

      4. Kudo Warrior
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Hi guys, is Struijk nailed until Koch/Cooper come back?

        1. flynner25
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Hard to say

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Not sure all I can say is I’ve watched Leeds games and he’s looked one of their best defenders

        3. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 12 days ago

          No not really

        4. Kudo Warrior
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          mmmm ok. But looking at who else they have to play and how many minutes he's had surely he's the most likely to deputise?

        5. NateDogsCats
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Wouldn't say so but he probably is for Leeds' next game with Phillips suspended

        6. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          For dgw19 ideal backline is something like:

          Cancelo-Dias/Stones-Coufal-Creswell-Dallas?

          1. flynner25
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Not a fan of 5 at the back......However if you have all premiums higher up pitch.....none of those are bad to have....

            1. Jimbo-Jones
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Assume he's BB

            2. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              I'll bench boost and my midfield will be Kdb-Bruno-Salah-Soucek-Rash-Soucek.

              But strikers will be turd Bam-Adams-Watkins

          2. Jimbo-Jones
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Yep I think so.
            Double City, Double West Ham.
            Then Dallas.

            Obviously could go double city attack and have eg Burnley/Sou, or Double Leeds.

        7. Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          On FH do you prefer:

          1. Saka & Mitchell
          2. Smith-Rowe & 4.8 (Shaw / Fernandez) (Mitchell on Bench)

          Leno
          Stones Cancelo xxx
          KDB Bruno Rash Son xxx
          Kane Laca

          Mitchell Davis Douglas

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Hmm I quite like 2

        8. flynner25
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Not a fan of 5 at the back......However if you have all premiums higher up pitch.....none of those are bad to have

        9. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          For a -8, would you get this team and not use FH?

          Shaw Cancelo
          KDB Bruno Son Foden
          Wood Martial

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Not for me

          2. jim0wheel
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Think you need to FH if you can only put 8 out even after 3 transfers.

          3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            -8 to field 8? No, I'd free hit.

          4. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah fair point. Cheers guys

          5. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            For free you could probably get away with it, but with a -8 I don't think that would be good enough tbh.

            Fair chance Wood will blank in that fixture. Foden could get a cameo.

            That leaves 6 players with a realistic chance of a decent score.

          6. Kudo Warrior
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Martial may not even play or play many mins as Cavani is back.

        10. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Pick one

          A Sterling Maguire
          B Rashford Diaz (Have Cancelo)

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            B

          2. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            B

          3. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            B

          4. Kudo Warrior
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            B all day.

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Thanks all

        11. jim0wheel
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Current team as follows:

          Martinez
          Mitchell - Stones - Cancelo
          Bruno - KDB - Son
          Wilson - DCL

          Salah, Coufal, Anguissa, Justin, Bamford out. 2 FTs with 0.1 ITB.

          Is it worth switching Salah to Rashford for GW18 then switching back (assuming Salah drops 0.1 in the meantime)?

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Like that move

          2. Captain_Shirokov
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            I'm considering something similar with Salah to Son.

        12. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Martinez
          Cancelo, Dias, Dier
          KDB, Fernandes, Grealish
          DCL

          (Dallas, Coufal, Salah, Soucek, Bamford, Adams)

          2 free transfers.

          Thinking Salah to Son as one of them with the view to do the opposite move for DGW19.

          Could save the other FT and go into DGW19 with the option of getting out 14/15 dgw-ers.

          Thoughts?

        13. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          The only player in the history of football to be top goal scorer/ assist provider in Epl, Buli, La liga, EL, UCL, UEC, WC is finally leaving Arsenal.

          Come home Mesut. You are a Legend!

          1. Kudo Warrior
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Link?

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              I spoke with him earlier

          2. Bennyboy1907
              3 months, 12 days ago

              He’s coming to fenerbahce!!! It’s all over Twitter and google

          3. Babit1967
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Pre planning but who do you prefer for the double

            Ings or Bamford, money being no issue

            1. Captain_Shirokov
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Bamford

            2. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Based on ownership alone it has to be Bamford.

            3. NateDogsCats
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Ings big time if he'll be fit enough to start both

            4. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              How about something a little bit COVID proof?

              DDG
              Tierney Cancelo Shaw
              KdB Fernandes Rashford Saka Foden
              Kane Lacazette
              (4.0 Wilson Yedlin Mitchell)

              This safeguards me vs COVID and retains some unique qualities with Foden, Rashford while keeping solid players in all other positions.

              1. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                I think it's definitely wise to have bench cover, but Wilson surely has to start.

                I'd be tempted to bench Foden instead.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  No chance. I really like Foden as a one week punt. And Wilson is there in case of Foden rotation. If Foden starts tonight and is rested in FA Cup, I'm gonna chance it I think.

                  If he starts, he's on a par with Sterling imo for way less money and is a strong differential.

                2. Crunchie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Its a great FH team with coverage incase Foden doesn't play

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Just realized I have 4 MUN with this...

                Can switch DDG > Darlow or Rashford > Son no problem.

                1. Evil Buddha
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Both Darlow and Son are better than DDG and Rashford.

              3. Evil Buddha
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                4 United players?

              4. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                It's a good team no doubt.

                I'm personally not sold on Lacazette doing much vs CRY and would prefer those funds used elsewhere (i.e. a second MCI mid or def)

              5. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Mahrez?

            5. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Good or bad move?

              Gw 18 Robbo > Cancelo (4 point hit)

              Martinez
              Dias, Cancelo, Lowton
              Kdb, Bruno, son
              DCL, Brewster

              Johnstone, Coufal, Dallas, salah, Soucek, bamford

              Allows an Brewster upgrade for my bench boost gw19

              1. Captain_Shirokov
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                worth it for the Brewster upgrade

            6. Pepeye
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 12 days ago

              RIP Colin Bell True Legend. True Great. Gent & proper Footballer Properly honoured by MCFC & Football World tonight

            7. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Pick one for the DGW

              A Sterling Ziyech/Puli Cresswell Maguire(Wilson on the bench)

              B Rashford Raphinha Dias Vardy(Dier on the bench)

              Rest of the team
              Areola
              Cancelo Dallas
              KDB Bruno
              Ings Bamford

              1. Neves say Neves
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                B

            8. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              McCarthy, Adams and Taylor should all be back for 19 right?

              1. Honourvolley
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                First two yes. Taylor maybe but not really any info on him yet.

              2. Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Monitor Taylor. Rest fine

              3. NateDogsCats
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Wouldn't count on Taylor, we've only heard once about his injury and that was just when he got it and it being a hamstring I really wouldn't count on him being fit given the usual recovery time, I'd say best case scenario he plays one match in the DGW

              4. Tcheco
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Would you take a -8 to put out 10 players in GW18?

                1. Neves say Neves
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Depend who they are

                2. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  What are the moves?

                3. Iceball
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Maybe, and if it helps also with GW19 team, is it a heavy hitter and so on.

                4. Tcheco
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Bissouma > Smith Rowe
                  Mane > KDB
                  Mccarthy to Martinez OR Fodder to Stones

                  1. Yankee Toffee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Mane > KDB only for me

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Agree with this

              5. S.Kuqi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Thoughts about my wildcad team?

                Gw19: Son&Laca -> Salah& Rodrigo

                Will bench boost in gw19

                Martinez (Meslier)
                Cancelo-Stones-Awb (Cress,Coufal)
                Kdb-Bruno-Rash-Son (Soucek)
                Laca-Watkins (Bamford)

                1. Yankee Toffee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Looks good.

                  I know he doesn't have a game in 18 but Antonio a better shout over Watkins?

                  1. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    He probably is but maxed out West ham.

              6. Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Would you bother BB this?
                Fabianski(if fit) Coufal Soucek Brewster.
                Dont have cash to upgrade Brewster.

                1. Yankee Toffee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I'd save the BB for later

                2. MartialMatas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  BB better used in DGW imo

                  1. Iceball
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    3 of those 4 have DGW19

                    1. MartialMatas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      my bad thought you were talking about this week for some reason. I think I'd BB if Fab is fit

              7. Yankee Toffee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                BGW team, no FH. 0.1itb, 2FT. Need to use or burn a transfer. Any ideas? Cheers!

                Martinez
                Stones, Reguilon, Webster, Mitchell
                Bruno, Son, KDB, Grealish
                DCL, Brewster

                Steer, Salah, Bamford, Justin

              8. MartialMatas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Thinking of going in to next week with just 8.
                Have 7 at the moment and use my ft to do Furlong to Holding

                Is this ok?

                Martinez
                Cancelo Lowton Furlong*
                Bruno Grealish
                Kane DCL

                Johnstone Robbo KWP Salah Raphinha Soucek Bamford
                1ft £0.1
                *Furlong to Holding

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  With no MCI mid I would say that is very borderline as Lowton will not get more than appearance points imo.

                  It could work out though.....

              9. BurnMyBread
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Should I use FH or Wildcard?

                  Martinez - Johnstone
                  Robertson - Cancelo - Chilwell - Coufal - Ayling
                  Mahrez - Grealish - Salah - Bruno - Raphinha
                  Watkins - Bamford - Adams

                • Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Torn between these two FH options - ultimately 2x MCI mids vs 2x MCI defs. Which do you prefer?

                  A)
                  Darlow
                  Cancelo, Tierney, YEDLIN
                  KDB, STERLING, Bruno, Son, Saka
                  Kane, Wilson
                  (Steer) (Mitchell, DAVIS, BRYAN)

                  B)
                  Darlow
                  Cancelo, Tierney, DIAS
                  KDB, RASHFORD, Bruno, Son, Saka
                  Kane, Wilson
                  (Steer) (Mitchell, BREWSTER, KILMAN)

                  Both use up all funds currently but have flexibility options (i.e. downgrading Tierney to Holding or MCI def to Stones).

                  Cheers

                  1. MartialMatas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    I prefer B

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Thanks mate - B is safer I think and better bench cover. A is all about the potential of Sterling to boost me up ranks if he does well....

                • McSauce
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  First to 5 wins A OR B?? (have Stones)

                  A) Dias & Shaw
                  B) Cancelo & Saiss

                  1. Evil Buddha
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Why not Cancelo and Shaw?

                    1. McSauce
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      ye could be