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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?

FPL Gameweek 14 injury and team news: Updates on De Bruyne, and more

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. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    FH Draft 2 then... is this more “fun”? 🙂

    Leno
    Cancelo Tierney Clark
    KDB Bruno Sterling Saka
    Kane Laca Wilson

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'd get Aguero and captain him based on pep quotes.

      Sterling-> Son
      Kane -> Kun

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wow! What did he say?

      2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        What's pep porkie pieing about now?

      3. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Errrrrrrr surely it means Sergio starts the FA cup game?

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Keeper is Darlow actually. Can’t have 4 Arsenal 😯

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Darlow. See my reply on previous page.

    3. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      More fun 🙂

      1. Leaf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        All apart from Clark have good promise of attacking returns

        Thumbs up from me

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Cheers. As a Newcastle fan I actually really think Clark is our best attacking defender! Always who we aim at in corners. Not sure on the stats though I’ll have a look today to see if that back this up

          1. Leaf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Cheers will take a look

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Something like this is probably likely now if Spurs gets cancelled.

              Darlow
              Cancelo, Tierney, Maguire
              KDB, Sterling, Bruno, Rashford, Saka
              Lacazette, Wilson
              (4.0, Clark, Brewster, Mitchell)

            2. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              What do you think of that matey?

  2. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    WC is a no brainier imo. I can get 11 out for gw18 and 14 dgw players (or 10 and 15) without a hit. Good luck catching that in the unknown future

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      But's what's the quality like?

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Same here. Whats your provisional wildcard team?

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Got 10 for gw18 and 14-15 dgw players in gw19

    3. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I agree WC looks good, but that WC team could look weak when we know the FA cup results in GW24.

      I can field 11 pretty decent players with 2 hits for BGW18 and have 11 DGW players or 10 + Son in DGW19.
      The result is a WC team in GW24/25 with 15 DGW players + BB in DGW26 and a FH to save me and BGW29.

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Team for BGW18 something like:

        Martínez
        Dias - Cancelo/AWB - Mitchell
        KDB - Bruno - Son - Rashford - Grealish
        Wilson - Brewster

        Team for DGW19 something like:
        Martínez
        Robertson - Dias - Cancelo/AWB - Coufal
        KDB - Mané - Bruno - Son/Rashford - Soucek
        Bamford

        Cancelo/AWB depends on who I would like to have of Son/Rashford for DGW19 and forward.

    4. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I’m on this strategy (and have been since last week, before reading this article). My team looks very similar to Andy’s and I think you’re right - no brained.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        *brainer

    5. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      With gmwk18 and 2 gmwk19 fixtures within one week,good luck with rotation

    6. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Missing players or a late fixture cancellation could just as easily scupper it.

    7. George James
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Let’s have a look WR

  3. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Where's the rumour re: leeds and saints having games in this gw? Saw something on previous page

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Crellin Crystal ball. Unlikely

      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cheers fella

  4. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    IMO, there's some mental issue with the current United side, under normal league matches situation, they play very well, but under high pressure do or die games, it struggles (the semis kr last year & this semi & the match against Leipzig) hopefully it doesn't affect things when they face Burnley

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      That and also the centre back combo they are not good enough. Mistakes again although not as bad as v Sevilla.

    2. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      They haven’t done well against the better teams in the prem either

      Flat track bullies I’d say .

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This season maybe. Having said that, we did defeat PSG and Leipzig in the league.
        Last season, we beat City 3 times out of 4, Chelsea 3 times out 4, Tottenham once, Leicester on the final day as well.

    3. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Mental midgets

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Even in the league last season. We didn't capitalize once whenever Chelsea dropped points before us in a matchday. When there is some sort of expectation from the team, they crumble. Bruno can only do so much. Ole, Maguire and the senior members in the squad have to help the team. The game against Burnley and Liverpool are massive and will tell where this United side is.

      Today's was a big test. And they failed again.

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Already have Stones, which one for non-FH18, TC19?
    A. Dallas > Cancelo
    B. Justin > Cancelo
    C. Kneejerk, stick with one MCI defender

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Use the transfer for a dgw attacker

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That department has been set mate

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thx was thinking Justin out btw

    3. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      C, you saw the pain of double City CS getting wiped at the death vs Chelsea. In saying that CS potential does look very good for the next while.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I know, will keep until GW22 though

    4. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      C. what about cresswell

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Need to play 18 and got Coufal for 19

    5. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not worried Cancelo will get rotated in 1 of the DGW19 matches?

      He looks good for 18, but when not on FH like myself, then I am a bit worried since I would play him in DGW19 as well.

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That is why Dias is my first choice city defender.
        Might go Cancelo or Stones too though.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Stones Cancelo double for me

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Possible but I will be more gutted to miss his hauls than getting only 90 mins on DGW

  6. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    and then experts said that Trashford is most expensive player in the world. What a terrible player

    1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      One of the worst comments posted ever fair play

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ok let's start judging players and teams after one game....in that case Messi and Cron are crap the next time they don't score?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        One game? Lol. Good one.

        Lets compare Messi and Ronaldo with bloody Rashford.

        Hahah

        1. MOTHRA
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Let’s.
          Messi age errrr 33. Years left at top +/- 2.5.
          Rashford age: 23. Years left at top +/- 10.
          Hence why Rashford is of more value than Messi.
          Doesn’t mean he’s better.
          But in 2025 as part of a teams 5 year plan, Rashford will be entering his prime and be a valuable asset. Messi will likely have retired or moved to the USA and be largely worthless (but with magic memories).
          Maths, Money and the nature of the game.

          1. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Hahahahah.

            He is also more valuable than Mbappe and Halaand which is insane.

            He isnt even close to them.

  7. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ederson
    Stones / Holding / Dier
    KDB / Bruno / Son / Grealish
    Watkins / Brewster

    Can play this ten after my free transfer.

    How severe a red arrow should I expect vs the many free hitters?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nice, not too far away here:

      Martinez
      Stones Cancelo Mitchell*
      KDB Bruno Son Grealish Burke*
      Kane DCL

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Looking good. Got main threats covered without needing the free hit.

        These blanks are generally low scoring, so hopefully we can come out of it unscathed.

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I want in on this 😀

          Martínez
          Dias - Cancelo/AWB - Mitchell
          KDB - Bruno - Son - Rashford - Grealish
          Wilson - Brewster

          1. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            this is a -8 though, but I think Welbeck has to go...

            1. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Good luck. Thats a solid mid field for non free hit.

              Hopefully this is the week Brewster finally scores. No one will have him on FH.

              1. Salarrivederci
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Would be legendary if he bags a goal or even two 😀
                One can only dream I guess 🙂

                Oh well. The free hitters this GW will play Brewster in BGW29 😉

              2. Yes Ndidi
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I can see Sheff getting something out of that game. Newcastle aren't on the best run in recent weeks. Hes in my FH squad at least.

  8. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Havertz more open play G/A’s against the top six than Bruno since both joined.

    Penalty merchant

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You'd this with those numbers Chelsea would be higher than 9th.

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'd rather have Bruno than the whole chelsea attack.

  9. gogs67
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Gündogan's last 4 gw's 10, 3, 11, 9....wish I had the balls to ignore Pep roulette and put him in instead of KDB lol

      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Oof

      2. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        so many city players get great scores just can't get a run in the team. saw it with Mahrez when everyone puts him in only to sit on bench next 2. Think Foden might be good for next few, playing a lot better than Sterling or other wing options, depends how fit Torres is after illness.

    • DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Best FH team? Essentially you can do a lot by switching Sterling to Foden (who after last few performances may be more likely to play!)
      A)
      De Gea
      Tierney Holding* Stones* Yedlin - Mitchell
      KDB Sterling* Bruno Son - Burke*
      Lacazette Martial* - Brewster

      B)
      De Gea
      Tierney Maguire* Cancelo* - Yedlin Mitchell
      KDB Foden* Bruno Son Saka*
      Lacazette Kane* - Brewster

      What are peoples thoughts on double Arsenal or Utd defence for 18?

    • JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Surely it’s a matter of time before bots take over fpl (if they have not already)? Taking emotion out of decisions is powerful

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        In a way, it's basically that way now as some use xg or other algorithms etc to make their transfer decisions.

    • Pia06rc
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Aguero. Anyone recon he will regain his place soon? Or even considering punting on him for gw18/19?

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        will surely start cup game in a few days and depends how sharp he looks I guess

      2. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        How long since he started and how many recent minutes? Can't see how anyone could take the plunge tbh. He must be a way off fit if KDB and Mahrez have taken up the CF role the past two matches.

      3. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He'd have to start or play at least 20 mins v Birmingham.

    • FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      How was the united city game? any insights?

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        City outclassed United. It's coming together for Pep's team.

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        City moving through the gears getting ready for DGW?

      3. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        United looked average. City starting to look good.

        1. MOTHRA
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Both did ok. City were just better.

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Thoughts on BGW18 & BBDGW19?

      18,

      Martínez
      Stones, Cancelo
      Grealish, Bruno, Son, KDB
      Kane, Watkins

      19,

      Johnson,
      Coufal, Stones, Robbo, Dallas
      Bruno, Son, KDB, Soucek,
      Bamford, Watkins

      Martinez, Cancelo, Kane, Grealish

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      foden

      a great affordable option on wc
      b a trap

      thanks

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A. If he doesn't start the FA cup game I'll have him on FH (with Wilson first sub)

    • OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 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!

    • MarcusAurelius
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Thoughts on this FH team?

      Darlow
      Cancelo Holding Tierney
      Saka Bruno KDB Sterling Son
      Kane Wilson

      4.0 Brewster Yedlin Mitchell

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        green arrow incoming

      2. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        looks great to me, would go Stones over Holding if poss

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          he has 3 city already though.

          1. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            ah yeh oops G2G then

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Boring but good.

      4. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You have more dollar in the bank than me, Kane is Lacazette, otherwise pretty much the same FH team so looking great and good luck.

      5. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You have high team value.

        I'd rather Shaw over Holding and sack the bench.

    • Silecro
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Struggling to choose between those 2 teams for FH18, which do you like more?

      A)
      Darlow
      Cancelo, Holding, Yedlin
      KDB, Sterling, Bruno, Rashford, Saka
      Kane, Wilson

      4.0, Mitchell, Brewster, Douglas

      B)
      Darlow
      Stones,Holding,Yedlin
      KDB, Sterling, Son, Bruno
      Laca, Martial,Wilson

      4.0, Mitchell, Gordon, Douglas

      Cheers!

      1. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A

        1. Silecro
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          im also currently on that one

    • Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A) Konsa -> Stones (have Cancelo), get Soucek next week

      B) Burke -> Soucek, play Konsa, monitor city cb situation and potentially do transfer A next week anyway

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You;re selling players who have a game in 18....

        1. Igz08
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yes, i have a full 11 for the gw

    • Labile
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Haller set to join Ajax

      Antonio nailed for the double?

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Just read this myself... They must have a replacement lined up what with Antonio's injury record of late.

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Or Arnie back......

        1. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Don’t tease

      3. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Just can't trust him fitness wise.

      4. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        They are saying Moyes wants Arnoutavic back. Tbh i can see it, as he suits their style.

    • bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Anyone know if Cooper will be back for GW19?
      Thanks!

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        No idea, have to wait on Bielsa

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Best third City player?

      Got Cancelo and KDB

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Dias or Sterling

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Long term Dias- FH Foden

    • That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Burned my FH due to a difficult week earlier on, how does this look with no chips used?

      GW18 (9-10 players):
      No GK
      Stones Cancelo Konsa Mitch
      KDB (C) Bruno Son Alzate*
      Kane Welbeck

      GW19 (-4):
      Fabs
      Stones Cancelo Zouma
      KDB Bruno Salah Soucek
      Bamford Kane Rodrigo

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Not sure why you have Alzate and Welbeck lol. But looks ok.

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Alzate was my GW3 WC bench fodder, looked as good as any back then. Welbeck, well, not a lot to say there 🙂

    • Greyling
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      For one gameweek, Salah to?

      Team below:

      Martinez
      Mitchell
      Bruno, KDB, Son,
      DCL, Wood

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Very smart from Ole, United were in declining form and needed another post-elimination boost to keep the league form up.

    • Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sterling or Grealish for GW18 only on FH?

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Sterling obviously... but it depends on what you have to sacrifice for it. I like grealish a lot still though.

    • F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bringing in Salah for Fernandes 3 weeks ago for a hit has been my worst transfer of the season. Lost over 20 points on it and now I've already missed out on a Bruno rise... do I still wait till deadline or do I move for Bruno now (bear in mind I have 2 FT)?

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Which player do you think will have the highest EO this gameweek coming?
      De Bruyne?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Bruno

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Trying some FH differential drafts...

      Darlow Walton
      Tierney Stones Yedlin Mitchell Douglas
      KdB Fernandes Son Aubameyang?! Foden
      Kane Wilson Brewster

      Is it insane?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Boom or bust with Auba!

      2. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Not insane, no. Brave maybe, but not insane. Insane would be doing the same as everyone else and wondering why your rank hasn't improved.
        Insane would be where my current draft is, with Ramsdale in goal and a front two of Laca and Watkins.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yeah okay that's a stretch too far.

          There are powerful attacking differentials this week.

          Cavani
          Aubameyang
          Sterling
          Foden
          Gundogan
          Neto
          Richarlison
          Martinelli

          All of these players aren't McBurnie level punts but are low owned with high potential for double digit returns.

          1. Yes Ndidi
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I like Neto as an option. Currently I've got a midfield of Sterling, KdB, Bruno, Son & Neto, with Kane & Watkins up front, but I can see Arsenal scoring more than Spurs.

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Casuals who already activated their FH will be punished when Leeds-Soton moves to GW 18.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        There is more chance of COVID canceling the entire season imo than Lee - Sou moving to GW18.

      2. Arctic monkeys
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Likely to happen ?