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The pros and cons of playing the second Wildcard ahead of FPL Blank Gameweek 18

With six top 20k finishes to his name and a current overall rank of 41,610, Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy explains why he’s considering deploying his Wildcard to optimise his chances in both Blank Gameweek 18 and Double Gameweek 19.


For most of us, this Fantasy Premier League season will be like no other. We’ve had fixture postponements before for cup runs and weather, but we haven’t had to manage a global pandemic at the same time.

Because of this, there really are completely different ways to guide our teams through Gameweek 18 and 19, while also thinking more about the long-term implications of using our chips now.

I’m someone who usually goes with the crowd. Not because I’m scared of making my own decisions, but usually because the crowd knows the best route, at least in terms of when to deploy chips.

We know that the Wildcard, Free Hit, Bench Boost and Triple Captain are usually best left until the Double Gameweeks later in the season but for once, I’m thinking about going against the grain.

A lot of FPL managers will be navigating Gameweek 18 and 19 without using their Free Hit or Wildcard, while others will be using the Free Hit to manage Blank Gameweek 18 and then using free transfers to address Double Gameweek 19.

But what if a Wildcard could do both for us? In this article, I want to argue the case for using the chip in Gameweek 18. It would mean going for more than half a season with no Wildcard in hand, but keep your mind open and have a think over what I’m about to say.

Managing the Blank and Bench Boost Simultaneously

Usually, with the blanks and doubles, there is some kind of gap between the Gameweeks where things can go wrong: be it injuries, suspensions, or in the current climate, positive COVID-19 tests. It will usually require some transfer management to switch between players blanking and then doubling, or vice-versa.

But for Gameweeks 18 and 19, they follow each other, and because of the fixture rearrangements for Manchester United and Manchester City, you can cover a lot of the popular Free Hit picks from Gameweek 18 who are also great for Gameweek 19 and beyond as well. This lets you attack two very big Gameweeks with just one chip.

It’s possible to get 10 or 11 players out for Blank Gameweek 18 and, with one transfer, get to 15 Double Gameweek players.

Below is an example of a Wildcard that could go from 10 Gameweek 18 players to 15 Double Gameweek assets just by switching Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) to any striker with two matches, such as Danny Ings (£8.3m), Michail Antonio (£6.2m) or Rodrigo (£5.7m). If you were happy with Rodrigo, this would also leave you an option to switch Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) back to Mohamed Salah (£12.6m), if you didn’t want to go without the Liverpool winger in Gameweek 19.

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The Sacrifices

As you can see from the above team, there are some sacrifices that have to be made, depending on the players you’d be otherwise looking to target with a Free Hit chip.

The first one is that there’s no Harry Kane (£11.0m) in the team. In fact, there are no Tottenham Hotspur players at all. It’s very difficult to fit Kane in because of his position and price point, especially when four out of five of the midfielders play in both Gameweeks 18 and 19. There is space for Son Heung-min (£9.8m) but for me, he’d only be in if I was sure I wanted to get Salah back for Gameweek 20. Otherwise, I’d take Rashford, who has an extra match in Gameweek 19 and a better fixture run afterwards.

Most managers using a Free Hit chip in Gameweek 18 will likely target the Arsenal defence and/or Bukayo Saka (£5.3m), too. Given the Crystal Palace performances so far this season, it could yield a good amount of points.

But with Manchester United playing Burnley and double Manchester City defence to cover the Arsenal backline, it’s a small sacrifice to make, in my eyes.

Differential FPL XI - High Risk, High Reward

Fixture Schedule: Gameweeks 20-24

Knowing how this season has gone so far, anything that feels perfect won’t be perfect for long, but not only do we have three strong teams in Aston Villa, Manchester United and Manchester City with a match in Gameweek 18 and a Double Gameweek 19, but they also have fairly generous fixtures after the double.

These are the fixture runs from Gameweek 20-23:

  • Manchester City – West Brom (a), Sheffield United (h), Burnley (a), Liverpool (a)
  • Manchester United – Sheffield United (h), Arsenal (a), Southampton (h), Everton (h)
  • Aston Villa – Burnley (a), Southampton (a), West Ham (h), Arsenal (h)
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Most FPL managers are likely to want at least one Manchester City defender with Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m), Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) and Jack Grealish (£7.7m), all of whom are great options and feature in a lot of teams.

For that fixture run, there would be no harm in adding a couple more players from these teams as well, and the fact they cover Gameweeks 18 and 19 is a bonus.

One thing this is helpful with is offloading some of the money you’ve spent on the bench. Because of the fixtures for Gamweeek 20, unless there is a big injury blow, you should be able to roll a transfer, which would allow you to make two or three moves in Gameweek 21 and start downgrading some of the bench options to give you more money to spend.

Free Hit Flexibility

The Wildcard is often talked about as the best FPL chip, and I’d agree. The ability to change your entire team and set up for a fixture swing, or to manage multiple injuries, is huge.

But the Free Hit can offer a lot of flexibility. I’m not trying to argue that the Free Hit is better, but it might not be as bad to manage the rest of the season as it first feels.

Nothing is set in stone for future Blank and Double Gameweeks but the consensus seems to be that teams that reach the FA Cup 6th round will blank in Gameweek 29, with their Premier League fixtures likely to be brought forward to Gameweek 26.

For those with just their Wildcard left, they’ll likely set up for Double Gameweek 26 (possibly Bench Boosting) and then look to manage Blank Gameweek 29 with transfers. With the Free Hit spare, you can just manage your team as normal and Free Hit in Gameweek 29 if needed.

While no-one can safely predict who will get through to the FA Cup 6th round, we would assume that a big percentage of the top Premier League teams will progress.

Here are the Gameweek 29 fixtures:

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There’s the potential for plenty of these games to get called off, which would then arguably make a Free Hit in this week a little less helpful.

But because you can be flexible with it, you could switch to using it for Double Gameweek 26, as we should find out which fixtures are being postponed before we’ve reached Gameweek 24.

Otherwise it could just be saved for a rainy day, or perhaps a final-day punt.

The Downsides

The Complete Guide to FPL Gameweek 9

As with any strategy this season, it’s not perfect.

Using the Wildcard so early in the season leaves you with 20 Gameweeks to manage without the fallback of this prized chip. With the way fixture postponements and rearrangements are happening currently, it could make things very tough later on in the season.

There’s a heavy reliance on Manchester City, Manchester United and Aston Villa to do well in both Gameweeks 18 and 19 using my strategy. They have the fixtures for it, and a lot of the players will be targets of FPL managers regardless, but if Liverpool were to excel and you opted against Salah and any defenders, then it could be carnage. It’s also difficult to get Spurs players in, as I mentioned before, and they’re very heavily owned.

On top of that, there’s a reliance on no other fixture postponements for Gameweeks 18 or 19. There have only been four so far in over 160 fixtures, but three of those have come recently and betting against more happening would be foolish. There’s already talk in the community of holding the Bench Boost in case fixtures get called off in Gameweek 19, so it may be safer to wait until Gameweek 26 to start activating big chips.

What’s the right decision?

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I think now, more than ever, there isn’t a right or wrong way to play the next couple of Gameweeks.

People have been affected by fixture changes in different ways and the number of chips you currently have will change your thinking, as well as the players you own.

For me, I haven’t just decided that De Bruyne is a great option: my plan was always to get him back for Gameweek 20. The problem is, I sold him because he didn’t have a Double Gameweek, and now he does, along with a great fixture in Gameweek 18.

I find myself wanting three Manchester City players and I had none going into Gameweek 18. I also sold Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) recently because of no double and given his fixtures, I’d be happy to own him again. The Wildcard will not only allow me to cover Gameweek 18 but will hopefully let me nail the Bench Boost and have a good team for the Gameweeks preceding Double Gameweek 26, which should hopefully give me breathing space to plan.

It’s scary going against the crowd, and it’s even scarier to manage more than half a season without a Wildcard, but as Del Boy used to say: “he who dares wins”. In my case, though, I might end up more like Rodney, looking like a bit of a plonker.


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1,044 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tomas_brolin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Need your advice for GW19 planning

    Already going to do Grealish and Kane to Salah and Antonio/Watkins for -4 as need Mo

    But would you also do Taylor to Dallas for a -8. Those Leeds fixtures are good, most have a Leeds defender and I only have Bamford. So thinking a -8 is justified in these circumstances right?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I would wait for more news on Taylor's injury, but if he isn't fit by then then yes I would do the -8 to Dallas.

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

      I should have said the alternative would just the the -4 and playing KWP who has Leeds and Leicester away I think

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Dias and stones look immense at the back... surely pep can’t interrupt that anytime soon? Dias and KDB nailed in my FH. Other question is...

    Foden, Sterling, Stones or Cancelo

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Calm as you like, not much to do, gave no space. Great pairing.

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I feel like there are better premiums than Sterling at the moment and KDB covers City attack well enough for now. I have the same as you and am going for Cancelo who still has a high ceiling before he rises

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cancelo, Stones, Sterling, Foden

    4. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cancelo due to go up 2night

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dias KDB Cancelo for me below

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

    Fourth Semi Final failure in 12 months.

    Ole’s still doing his thing, GGMU!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Must run out of goats to ritually slaughter by the semi final to be fair.

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    This may be a stupid question but I've been a bit out of the loop on this rule - do bookings in the EFL Cup get added to bookings accrued in the PL? Cancelo and Shaw were both on 3 yellow cards in the PL so after tonight are they now both 1 booking away from a ban?

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

      Bookings don't get carried over - red cards do

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks Jimmers.

  5. Davros
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Toying with FH team option big up top...
    Will prob end up doing 3-5-2 and improving bench a bit though...

    Darlow (4.0)
    Cancelo Stones Holding (Fernandez, 3.8)
    Bruno KDB Son Grealish (4.3)
    Kane Laca Wilson

  6. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    On FH, which duo would you go for?

    A) Kane + Rashford

    B) Sterling + Lacazette

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

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

      B by a country mile

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

      A

  7. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sterling look any good today? Just wondering if I'm better off without him.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lively . . . missed a couple good chances.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Standard Sterling

  8. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    How good is Rúben Dias btw

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

      Awesome !

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

      Solid as a rock

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

      Hard as a steel

  9. Bubbles1985
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Planning on Bamford to Wilson for GW18.
    Looks as though Wilson is going to raise in value so assume it is worth doing early and hope he does not get injured!?

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'd rather keep Bamford for the double

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I plan to bring him back in.

        Well him or Antonio!

    2. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Even the way you’ve asked that makes me anxious. Best not to do anything early if you don’t need to.

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Too late! Haha

  10. David Brains - OH NO!
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Kilman likely to play againt Everton?

    Bringing in a Man City defender for him or Zouma?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Unlikely

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Get Stones

  11. greggles
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Ugh - Salah and Taylor dropping in price tonight. Do I risk bringing in Stones and KDB for a 4-point hit with the COVID outbreak in the City squad, or just accept the loss in value?

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think I'm gonna make that switch tonight

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

      Taylor maybe, but Salah no chance.

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes both are good moves

  12. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    New FH without Rashford; how’s it look?

    Darlow
    Cancelo Dias Tierney
    KDB(C) Bruno Son Saka
    Kane DCL Wilson

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      looks tasty

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Cheers mate

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

      Very good

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks Magic!

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

      Hugely dull , its mainly the team lots have not on fh

      Live a little, it’s a fh chip , attack it

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

        I’m not saying it’s a bad team , just very unsexy

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          So what? Buy players like Lacazette and waste the chip entirely?

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

            You do what you thinks best / how you like to play

            Just my opinion

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Suggestions then?

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

          Personally I’d like to attack the fixtures a bit more , Sterling, Lacca, Auba, Cavani

          I think the Villa Spurs game will be a bit tight and you have 20m of attackers
          The Arsenal, City , United games more potential for a big score imo

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Fair point. I could drop a Spurs player but which one?

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

              Unless it’s Son to Rashford you would need to change a lot more if you went Kane to a cheaper striker.

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            What about DCL >> Laca?

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

          For example, go without Spurs altogether. Add Rashford, Lacazette & Sterling. Lose DCL and play 3-5-2. Replace a City defender with Maguire or Fernandez.

          You have to be totally opportunistic with the FH. It needs a completely different mindset to any other FPL week.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Interesting. Why does it need to be so different can I ask? Has this been proven in the past?

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

              You don’t have the same commitment as it’s 1 week only

              Auba, just for example, wouldn’t dream of getting currently but as a 1 week punt against Palace it could pay off .

              Cavani same

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

              It's something you only do once in a season (so you aren't used to it) and it's completely unlike any other week (apart from maybe GW38 to a degree). The only thing that counts in the FH is that one week. Always at other times you are looking at players you'd like over a longer period. With the FH you aren't.

              So, is Grealish having a breakout season? Yes. Is he turning into a top class midfielder? Yes. Is he under-valued in FPL? Yes. Would I want him on FH? No. He plays Spurs. That's what I mean.

              The FH is an unique opportunity to match recent form with an immediate fixture.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Thanks for the reply mate. Nice insight. I’ve made some changes

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

            Yes this

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

      the template. will do okay.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Excellent 🙂

    5. Alberto Tomba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Really like it!

      Any playing players on the bench? Seems a good idea

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Clark
        Yedlin
        Smith Rowe

        1. Alberto Tomba
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I think I am gonna copy your team sir! 🙂

          If you weren't to play Son, who else would you play?
          I'm person nally unsure of how that game may go, as incredible as Son is

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Rashford I guess

    6. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Mint, I've the same team with Laca instead of Dom

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Nice

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

      How many changes have you made from your previous team?
      Too much spurs for me and would also lose DCL

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yeah I may go Laca over DCL as a punt. I had Son, Dias and Bruno

  13. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sterling in for Salah for next 5 ... already have KDB?

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

      or foden...amazing what you can do with the extra funds!

  14. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Has this evening result impacted your BGW18 DGW19?

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

      *your BGW DGW plan

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No. Still on hold till Tuesday

    3. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not really. Gonna take a few hits to survive both weeks with all chips intact. Holding my 2 FTs for now even though I lose some value.

    4. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      In a way. Had been toying with idea of Aguero over Kane in gw18, but seeing as he still can’t get on the pitch I doubt that now.

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

      Not one iota. FA Cup next, expect fringe players to get a run out, Aguero to start, much excitement...

  15. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    What is the view of sterling for free hit?

    I haven't been overly impresses with him despite City uptick in form...

    My rank is 1m so I'm debating captaining him in my free hit team for differential

    But then part of my thinks just owning him for that 1 game is enough and should captain kdb..

    Thanks

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm doing exactly this

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

      I really don't like Sterling at the mo. I would honestly rather go Foden. I think he looks a lot more involved and better

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

        agreed

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

          Yeah I've been underwhelmed.

          Think I'll include him alongside kdb and cancelo...but not sure I'll captain him

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Cancelo and Clark or AWB and Stones?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Easy - AWB and Stones

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

      if its for FH i would do Cancelo & Clark

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

    big dilemma for me, need some opinions.. which of these should i do..

    play FH with this team..
    Darlow (shu)
    Clark (shu) / Stones (BRI) / Cancelo (BRI)
    Grealish (TOT) / De Bruyne (BRI) / Fernandes (bur) / Son (avl)
    Lacazette (CRY) / Wilson (shu) / Kane (avl)

    Or do i take a -4 and play this team with 10 players but worse fixtures?

    Martinez (TOT)
    Lowton (MUN) / Stones (BRI) / Cancelo (BRI)
    Grealish (TOT) / De Bruyne (BRI) / Fernandes (bur) / Son (avl)
    DCL (wol) / Blank / Kane (avl)

    on my best rank yet so really dont wanna F it up! 🙂

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      crazy to FH

    2. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Would not FH that team at all!

      Seems pretty good to me, and you'll be in worse trouble come GW29 without your FH

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        If I take -4 I can field this team, and I might even take another hit to take out Welbeck. Gonna WC 24/25, BB with 15 DGW'ers in DGW26 and FH my way out in big BGW29:

        Martínez
        Dias, Cancelo, Mitchell
        KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Son, Grealish
        BrewSTAR, Welbeck

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

          gotta BB in 19 for me, its huge

  18. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team? 0.6ITB and not sure where to go with it, will go with a second playing goalie if nothing else.

    Darlow
    Dias Cancelo Tierney
    KDB Bruno Son Saka
    Kane Laca Wilson
    (4.0 Yedlin Mitchell Burke)

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

      looks good to me, i would use funds on bench, would be crap to FH and an injury/postponement would feel like a waste if you field under 11

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yeah good point mate, will probably look to do that.

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

      Same as my draft below! Like it!

  19. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Have they completely ditched the policy of booking divers?

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

      yep

    2. COVID-CASUAL
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Could get rid of diving in about two months with VAR too. But let’s check if someone’s armpit hair was offside instead!

      • Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Someone was booked against Leeds last week

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Daniel James I think it was.

    3. abaalan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Any reason not to hit the FH button now? (guess should have probably done it the other day after announcement that sport would continue)

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Depends on this rumour about Leeds and Southampton coming into GW 18, I have 5 players in that match so massive impact for me.

        1. abaalan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          First ive heard of it. Would only give me another 3 so total of 7 (+1 FT)

        2. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Woah! Really? Not heard much about it, link?

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Have only read it on here and Ben Crellin has mentioned it as far as I am aware. I have read it seems unlikely though, will fish around for something more concrete.

    4. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dier to Stones for -4? not using fg 18/19. I have Dias KdB

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      How is then please?

      Leno
      AWB Stones Yedlin
      KDB Sterling Bruno Son Saka
      Kane Wilson

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

        I keep wondering myself 2 out of Cancelo, Saka and Wilson. At the moment Cancelo and Saka in.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Hmmmm interesting

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

        Decent. I’ve been on KDB + Sterling drafts most of the time but it leaves my bench particularly weak so I’m leaning towards KDB + Dias + Cancelo. The defs are looking great atm and Sterling is so hot and cold.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I'm taking the risk on a FH and (c) Sterling

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Ballsy! Good luck! Could be golden

    6. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      That another pic of Kdb I see on an fpl article. He must get royalties.

    7. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Which do you prefer on FH?

      A) Rashford, (Davis) - 3-5-2
      B) Lacazette, (Neves) - 3-4-3

      Darlow
      Cancelo, Dias, Tierney
      KDB, Bruno, Son, Saka, XXXX
      Kane, Wilson, XXXX
      (Steer) (Yedlin, Mitchell, )

      Thanks!

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Rashford

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Thanks. Did he look any good tonight?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            No

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Hmm. Makes me lean towards the punt on Laca instead then.

              Or go back to my KDB + Sterling drafts!

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I’ve got two team drafts now. Second one on next page but basically these...

                Darlow
                Cancelo Dias Tierney
                KDB(c) Bruno Son/Rash Saka
                Kane Laca Wilson

                Leno
                Cancelo Clark Tierney
                KDB Bruno Sterling Saka
                Kane Laca Wilson

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Basically same as me. I’ve got

                  A)
                  Darlow
                  Cancelo, Dias, Tierney
                  KDB, Bruno, Son, Saka
                  Kane, Wilson, Lacazette
                  (Steer) (Yedlin, Neves, Mitchell)

                  B)
                  Darlow
                  Cancelo, Yedlin, Tierney
                  KDB, Sterling, Bruno, Son, Saka
                  Kane, Wilson
                  (Steer) (Mitchell, Davis, Bryan)

                  Trouble with B is the bench!

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Both look great tbh

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Haha hence my dilemma!

              2. Fit_to_drop
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Over the last gw and tonight’s game Son looks a lot better for the money then Rashford does. I was looking at both. Son the clear winner

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  How about compared to Sterling on FH?

                  1. Fit_to_drop
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    I’d go Sterling.

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      What do you think of this FH team?

                      Leno
                      Cancelo Clark Tierney
                      KDB Bruno Sterling Saka
                      Kane Laca Wilson

                      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Actually I need to change keepers to Darlow probably

                      2. Fit_to_drop
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        I prefer Darlows chances of a CS in his fixture as I think Palace will score through Eze/ Schlupp/Zaha whereas SHU will still struggle against New. Rest of your selection looks solid.

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

                  Agree. I can’t see myself dropping Son.

                  For me it’s purely double MCI def vs double mid. Forgetting Rashford.

                  If I go double def I can afford Laca up top with Kane and Wilson. If I go Sterling then I sacrifice a stronger bench

                  Tough...

    8. COVID-CASUAL
        1 month, 21 days ago

        If your FH draft draws from the same pool of about 25 players as all the other FH drafts, you’re gtg. They covers every FH18 team ever posted. You’re welcome.

      • waldo666
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Starting to get tight with my FH team and potential price flucs. today, still nervous about hitting the button though.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Take a -4 and catch a few rises

      • Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Dias or Stones?

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Stones for the saving to invest elsewhere.

      • Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Will Stones play GW 18 and both games in GW 19?

        1. COVID-CASUAL
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Probably?

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

          United still lack quality in comparison to this City team & Liverpool. But going in the right direction.

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah, were off the boil today unfortunately, let's hope we see a response against Burney.

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

            Yep but they looked among the best MUN team for a while. Not sure it's only me but I saw Bruno was off steam this evening.

          3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            United is a bubble that will soon burst just like Chelsea. I believe they are just on form...

        3. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Was Rashford any good?

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

            Nobody was.

          2. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            No. Son looked a lot better for the same money last weekend....