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Sky Sports Fantasy Football: Sticks and Stones? Who to bring in before the Overhaul?

With a few Gameweeks, some Double, still to go until the overhaul on February 6, which players could you bring into your side to give your team a much-needed boost heading into the period of unlimited changes?

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John Stones

What is there to say about John Stones that has not been said in the last couple of weeks or so? In the last eight games in all competitions, Stones has helped his side to keep seven clean sheets alongside Ruben Dias, winning seven and drawing one of those matches.

On a Sky Sports Fantasy Football front, the England international has posted 52 points from his last seven matches, despite not featuring in City’s 1-1 draw against West Brom. These have stemmed from five clean sheets, four tier two passing bonus points and a Man of the Match award in the Manchester derby.

Brighton, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa all await Pep Guardiola’s team at the Etihad, before trips to West Brom and Burnley in between a home fixture against Sheffield United. I expect Stones to comfortably pick up 40 points from these six games alone, so now more than ever is a superb time to bring the revitalised centre-half into your side.

Phil Foden

Latching onto the fixtures, one man who is set to feature more is Phil Foden. The youngster shone against Chelsea and played his part in the Carabao Cup derby victory too, but there is an opportunity for some serious standing-swinging points in City’s next six fixtures alone.

Foden has only started six games this season, so there is always a case of potentially falling victim to the ‘Pep Roulette’. In the six games he has started, the City attacker has scored on two occasions and assisted twice, as well as scoring and assisting from the bench against West Ham and Burnley.

He only has 48 points for the campaign, but he does have the capacity to double this if he features in at least four or five of Man City’s next six. Particularly if you are bringing in Foden to captain, he could well surpass this for your Fantasy Football XI. Will you take the leap?

Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka has been the man in form for Arsenal, and has just landed their December Player of the Month. The third England international featuring in this week’s tips has recorded 29 points from his last three games, scoring twice and assisting once, picking up two Man of the Match awards in that period.

Saka is the highest-scoring Arsenal midfielder in Sky Fantasy Football, and a promising aspect of a move to the 19-year old is the fact that there are single games and therefore concrete captaincy choices with an Arsenal asset. If you bring in Saka ahead of Thursday, you can captain him against Crystal Palace and Newcastle, both of which are at home.

Move fast, as currently only 5.4% of the top 1,000 Sky Fantasy Football players are on board with the Arsenal winger. I expect this to move into the double figure mark by next weekend, so do not miss out on a potential steal.

With less than a month to go before the Overhaul is active, make sure your last couple of transfers pay dividends and fire you up the table.

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  1. ivantys
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sheffield united can't buy a CS

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Get those Newcastle players in on your free hits!

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

          It’ll be like an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object but the opposite.

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

        They are setting new levels of 0-1 defeats

        Sadly they are a CS machine for the opponent club

    • Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A) Kane, Watkins -> Martial, Jesus
      OR
      B) Salah, Watkins -> Sterling, Richarlison?

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        B

      2. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Why you getting rid of Watkins? Presume Bamford is your 3rd striker, and like me you'll lose a shitt load by selling him?

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Na, don't have Bamford

      3. mdm
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A

    • Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Finally got around to watching the second season of Take Us Home Leeds United. Emotional stuff. Not a Leeds supporter but I do hope they establish themselves in the PL again and don't drop down in the coming seasons. The football they play is really enjoyable as well and they are growing on me. As a Liverpool supporter I also can relate to waiting such a long time to get back to top. Shame it had to happen in a year of a global pandemic where fans cannot celebrate the success of their club properly. GG Leeds!

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Arsenal supporter here, but Leeds is definitely my second team this season. Just love how they play. An absolute joy to watch.

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No Pope no cleanie?

    • tambourineman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      OMG Justin

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        What a goal!

    • Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      OMG Justin

    • HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      J.Justin scores in FA cup...this in league too please

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Justin G

    • sirmorbach
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lads, would you please help me out here?

      McCarthy / Steer
      Robertson / Dias / Cresswell / Saïss /  Dallas
      Salah / Bruno / Son / Grealish / Soucek
      DCL / Watkins / Bamford

      A. Steer to Martínez, DCL to Wilson (- 4)
      B. Steer to Martínez, Robbo to Cancelo (-4)

      This would give me 8 playing players for GW18, and good options for a bench boost on GW19. Sounds reasonable?

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Have you been sleeping the last few days?

        1. sirmorbach
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          As a matter of fact, I've been away, yes. Time to catch up, I guess.

      2. ivantys
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Villa game most likely called off, you're left with 4 players. You're forced to FH.

          1. sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Oh boy

            1. ivantys
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Villa has destroyed my season without owning Martinez. I always somehow managed to own the opponents' players they face when their games got cancelled.

                1. sirmorbach
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I feel and share your pain, sir.

        • Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          https://twitter.com/lateriser12/status/1347928906549100545?s=20

          We interview Ragabolly who created LiveFPL.net & Virtual FPL in this one. He's such an amazing, humble guy! I really recommend watching/ listening!

          What a guy! Sheer genius!

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Haven’t watched yet but I salute his works which are amazing!

          2. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Nice talk.

          3. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Can't even comprehend this kind of genius. So clever.

          4. MarkFLR
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Be great to hear from RB. In many ways I think LiveFPL is a much better developed website than FPL itself.

          5. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Ragabolly is a legend, gave every fpl addict exactly what we’ve needed for years!

        • el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Scores in irrelevant FA Cup, in real world can't even keep a CS against Newcastle.

        • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          On FH would you rather:
          A) Kane Dias (Vitinha)
          B) Sterling AWB (Fabio Silva)
          ... essentially double city attack v double spurs attack

          Darlow (4.0)
          Cancelo Tierney __ (Mitchell 3.9)
          KDB Bruno Son Saka ___
          Lacazette Wilson ___

          Can also go cheaper on the bench for
          1) Lloris (rather than)
          2) Darlow?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Will Spurs play in 18?

            1. mdm
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Yes

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                That's news! What have I missed?

                1. mdm
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Nothing. Just the opponent need to be confirmed - Ful or Villa

                  1. Klaren
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Very unlikely Spurs play either in GW18. Villa for the obvious Covid issue and Fulham due to not enough time for rescheduling.

                  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    I hope Spurs play in 18 but almost impossible.

        • jayzico
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I honestly can't see the Spurs game getting called off. Anyone got anymore info?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Er. Most people can see it getting called off. What's your reasoning?

            1. jayzico
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Don't have any. They have a good enough covid-less squad, that's all.

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                And will it be an intra-club game?

              2. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                How do you know their covidless squad? Names haven’t been revealed yet of the positives?

              3. Would Ed Woodward
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                This is amazing.

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

            They were able to field a team of U23s, and by the letter of the 'law' as it's written, they can field the same team against Spurs, AFAIK... It will maybe depend on some other factors. Even if cancelled, I don't think it can affect other games at this point - can't bring forward a game at short notice as teams need to plan training around the known.

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              What law are you referring to? AVL agreed to play U23s in the FA cup. No agreement has been agreed/published in relation to this PL game.

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

                Exactly - they pretty much forfeited the cup game to avoid having a rearranged fixture. Doubt they'll do the same in the league.

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

                The one where if they can field a team, they do... Or would you like to be more obtuse in replying?

                1. Team Bobcat
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  But sure New City and Fulham had theirs redcheduled with lrss first team effected players.

                  There in lyes the problem my friend.

                  Unfair on Villa or any team do do otherwise now should they request same.

                2. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  You mean the supposed one about having 14 first team players available which has already been ignored with the other postponements? It didn't apply then and won't apply to Villa either, it was their choice to field that side in the cup.

                3. Yes Ndidi
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Couple of things though.
                  The cup is played to FA laws. The league is played to league rules. What the cup will allow doesn't apply to the league and vice versa.
                  And the league have set a precedent, whatever their rules say, by allowing other Covid hit teams to postpone rather than forcing them to field a team whatever.

          3. jayzico
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Mourinho seems to think it's 'impossible' to call off?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              He is looking out for his own team since they've already had postponements, have a congested fixture list and the covid players (mostly) hasn't been their fault.

              1. jayzico
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                True

            2. Team Bobcat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              No he said it is an impossible situation that fpl chiefs have created for him should the game be cancelled.

          4. Releasebreaks
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Aston Villa with 10 players positive for Covid, they might call off.

          5. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Man City got their game cancelled from about 3-4 positives, you’d expect the same rules for everyone but there’s plenty of corruption so wouldn’t be so sure

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              5 players but it was mainly because the training ground was closed before the game though so couldn’t prepare safely & properly

          6. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            They can't call off other league games and not this one. I think it will.

        • luke25
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Imagine it’s been asked before but why isn’t everyone playing midweek? Thanks

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Winter break I believe to give the players some time to rest. Games are spaced out in such a way to give most clubs a certain amount of days rest between games

        • Releasebreaks
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          My plan is not to FT this gw as i have 10 players including Kane, Son, Dier and Martinez.
          If the game get postponed should i play FT ?

          1. AK_FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I assue you mean FH, not FT? Yes?

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

              Correct... i mean FH

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

                Wait and see, I am in a similar place.

          2. Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            ...

        • pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          GTG? 🙂

          Martinez
          Dias - Dier - Holding
          KDB - Bruno - Son - Grealish - Foden
          Kane - Wilson

          Mitchell on the bench. No hits. FH in DGW 19.

          1. Releasebreaks
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            If Kane Son Dier Grealish Martinez get the game cancelled maybe you should play FT

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Won’t be g2g if Villa Spurs gets called off

          3. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            If all goes peachy - champion! 😉

        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          What are the chances of us knowing the status of Villa Spurs before the deadline?

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Somewhere between 0-100%

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Typical PL management.

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Yeah it's a bit dire alright. Based on 'right now' I can field 11 with 2 FT for 18 and have 14 for gw19 (a hair's breath GK off a good BB, I'd love to jettison 🙂 If they don't make a decision before deadline on AVL v Spurs, I feel I'm forced to assume the game is off and go with FH18 and field 11 in 19, possibly with limited bench.

                - It is what it is I guess 🙂

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Absolutely dire. I had been planning to play18 and 19 only with FTs. With this new development I have 5 for 18. Planning to use my FTs to field 7.

        • Sam-not-so-wise
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          if spurs gets called off I will just play 6 players... there's a reason I don't have players from some of the teams... not enough upside imo

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            6 is still decent amount. Most of us will be down to 4-ish, so not much choice but to FH

          2. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Bam! Truth

            Feels like destroying a free hit to get three sorry wolves and three sorry Evertonians

            Or three Buddikha Arsenal players

            3 MCI and lots of trash

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              United play as well

              1. Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                So six prospects but I already have about 5 of them

                The rest are not worth my Mighty Free Hit chip

            2. Studs Up
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Noted

            3. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Plenty of good teams/players to choose from, but if it's a low scoring week and cs shy, it'll be a bust

          3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I have 5 with 1 FT. Will take a hit and play 7. Moving out both Kane and Son and getting a striker + a mid who plays both 18 and 19 DGW.

        • Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Report on Gareth Bale

          “ The report claims that this is bothering the people in charge at Spurs and the club are considering their options when it comes to Bale”

          LOL the first article on Google about the Spurs

          Yep Bale is an imp

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            He is but the first article I got was regarding Mourinho wanting to play a game in 18. Although I do not agree to a lot of things he normally says but what he says about his team and next GW makes absolute sense. Will be perfect if his wish comes true.

        • ivantys
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Burke G

          • Tinmen
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Folks, Gundogan or Saka ?

            1. KunDogan (B.D.)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Gundo for me slightly

            2. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              If I was going 3 City, one of them wouldn't be Gundogan. If I was going 3 Ars, one of them would be Saka

            3. marcos11
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Saka for me

            4. jayzico
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Anyone think Vardy will play both GW19 games?

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Possibly with limited mins

                1. jayzico
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  God that's rubbish. Don't want to lose Watkins.

                  Best forward for DGW? Got Bamford.

                  1. Pep bites Kun
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Aguero

                    Jan 07: "They've had issues. Jamie around his hip and groin area. And James with his knee. This weekend [is] where they will miss out."

              2. marcos11
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Looking at Vardy to replace Dcl for gw19 but if thats the case I might think again

              3. Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                SCHALKE WIN!!!

                Tasmania Berlin fans rejoice! Your record is safe.

              4. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                3 goals in 4 mins in the SHU game.

                1. ivantys
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Newcastle attackers essential

                2. jayzico
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Cavani's back. That must mean Cavani/Martial rotation?

                3. Daniel - WC Active
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I was just about to sell Justin and he scores

                  1. fedolefan
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Juuhhhuuuuuuuuuu

                4. Trippier Hazard
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Mods, the season ticker snapshot on https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/the-complete-guide-to-fpl-blank-gameweek-18-and-double-gameweek-19/ is out of date - also suggest sorting by overall difficulty

                  1. G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Cheers bruv will have it looked into...

                5. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Is there any way to check for FPL cup history? Would be a nice feature to have as I can't remember the furthest I've been.

                  • Arteta
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Özil ➡ Fenerbahçe

                  • tambourineman
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Arsenal XI: Leno, Cedric, David Luiz, Mari, Tierney, Elneny, Willock, Pepe, Willian, Martinelli, Aubameyang

                    Subs: Runarsson, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Saka, Nelson, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Lacazette

                    Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Hendrick, Almiron, Joelinton, Carroll.

                    Subs: Gillespie, Yedlin, Matty Longstaff, Ritchie, Murphy, Elliot Anderson, Gayle.