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The value Man City options on offer for Blank Gameweek 18 and beyond

Planning anything in this crazy Fantasy Premier League season is proving rather difficult. Even as I’m writing this, the Blank Gameweek 18 schedule has changed once again. 

Aston Villa’s meeting with Tottenham Hotspur has now been officially called off, and in its place, Spurs’ home game with Fulham has been added.

I keep telling myself to ‘embrace the chaos’, but it does make planning kind of hard! However, as Fantasy managers, we need to adapt quickly, so in this, my latest column, I’m going to talk Blank Gameweek 18, with a heavy focus on Manchester City and their opponents, Brighton and Hove Albion. 

I will also touch upon some of the other teams involved this week, and highlight a few standout statistics relating to them. 

BRIGHTON’S DEFENCE

City’s opponents in Blank Gameweek 18, Brighton, shipped another three goals against Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out, which takes them to a total of 28 this season. Only West Bromwich Albion (39), Leeds United (33), Crystal Palace and Sheffield United (29) have conceded more.

However, the defensive statistics suggest they’ve been a bit unlucky. Based on expected goals (xG), they should have conceded just 18.66. They’ve also conceded the third fewest shots.

When analysing the goals they’ve let in, we can see six have been from penalties and seven from set-pieces. That suggests a lack of concentration, or discipline. Whatever you want to call it, it’s worrying, and to highlight it, you just need to watch Dan Burn’s (£4.2m) performance against Wolves in Gameweek 17. 

The fact they tend to switch-off could also stem from the keeper. Before he was dropped, Matt Ryan (£4.3m) was obviously struggling, and I have doubts that Robert Sánchez (£4.4m) is the long-term solution. To be fair to him, he has made some good saves, but he’s still young and will make mistakes.

So, knowing Brighton are susceptible to conceding from set-plays, finding a place in your squad for one of City’s biggest aerial threats, Rúben Dias (£5.8m) or John Stones (£5.0m), makes a lot of sense to me. Dias is due a goal too, having racked up an xG of 0.76 without scoring. It goes without saying that Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) is a good option too, but his set-pieces could be really important this week, which gives him the edge over team-mate Raheem Sterling (£11.4m).

MAN CITY’S DEFENCE, AND THE IMPACT OF DIAS AND STONES

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City have conceded 13 goals in 15 Premier League games this season, and just three in their last 12 in all competitions. Dias has played a huge part in that, and has probably been their best player this term, but Stones has offered real balance alongside him. As a partnership, they’ve given up just one goal in eight starts together!

Pep Guardiola’s side are clearly the best defensive play this week, and when you look at their schedule to follow (see below), a defensive double-up is really appealing.

CANCELO’S POSITIONING

João Cancelo (£5.8m) has looked really sharp this season, standing in at left-back most of the time.

However, with Kyle Walker (£6.1m) out of action, he’s moved to the right, and has often found himself pushing ahead of the holding midfielder when in possession, and occupying spaces on the edge of the oppositions box.

To highlight this, here’s his combined touch heatmap from the recent games against Newcastle United and Chelsea:

In Blank Gameweek 18, City will have a lot of possession in Brighton’s half, and will surely turn to the likes of Cancelo to unlock their defence. I know I say this a lot, but attacking returns look imminent here!

GUNDOGAN’S NEW ROLE

Another player whose role has changed in recent weeks is Ilkay Gündogan (£5.4m), who has been taking up a more advanced position. That’s coincided with goals against West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle and Chelsea.

Rather than playing as a second player in a double-pivot, he’s now more of a number eight and taking up some smart positions in the box, something he touched upon in a recent interview:

“… even though I like to be included in rotating the ball, when I am playing as a number eight and more offensive position, I try to put myself in the spaces where I think something could happen or I feel like the space is not occupied by a player of ours or the opponent. Both goals I scored in the last games were similar in the way they were from the right side and Raheem assisted me both goals and I tried to be in a space where I am free and able to get the ball and finish with one touch. It worked out quite well and as long as I am playing in that position I try to continue like that.” – Ilkay Gündogan

His seven shots in the box and four big chances in their last four matches are more than any team-mate, and his five shots on target are joint-top with De Bruyne. Here you can see where he’s been shooting from over that period, with his attempts on target in green:

If Gündogan continues in this role, I think he’s a viable option, and if you’re not comfortable with a defensive double-up, pairing the German international with De Bruyne could be a nice play.

So, moving away from City, here’s a few standout statistics and observations relating to some of the other teams involved this week:

  • Manchester United have scored 21 goals in their seven Premier League away matches this season, averaging three per game – not bad, is it? It’s also worth noting Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) is yet to blank on his travels, registering six goals and four assists in seven appearances. Yes, Burnley are a decent defensive team, but can be exposed by better sides, and a midfield double-up involving Rashford and Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) looks sound this week.
  • Since Boxing Day, Arsenal have scored eight goals. They’ve also taken more shots and had more attempts in the box than any other side during that time. This week, I see the wide players being key, so Bukayo Saka (£5.3m) is near the top of my Watchlist. Since moving to the right-flank, no midfielder has taken more shots in the box, and he’s also been on corner duties too. However, if you’re working with a smaller budget, Emile Smith Rowe (£4.4m) is another nice option.
  • Though there have been signs of improvement at Arsenal recently, Wilfried Zaha (£7.4m) can cause them problems. Let’s not forget, the Gunners have failed to keep a clean sheet at home this season. I also think they look vulnerable against quick players who like to run at them, which should suit Zaha. If you can fit him in, he should do well.
  • Over the course of the season, only two teams have given up more big chances than Sheffield United. Bearing in mind Callum Wilson (£6.6m) has been directly involved in five of Newcastle’s eight away goals in the Premier League this season, plugging him into one of your forward positions makes a lot of sense this week. The Blades are also on a club record 20 league matches without a win, and are yet to keep a clean sheet.
  • In this climate, filling your Free Hit benches with Sheffield United and Newcastle players looks wise, seeing as they kick off shortly after deadline. The likes of Ethan Ampadu (£4.3m), Jayden Bogle (£4.3m), Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) and DeAndre Yedlin (£4.3m) are all cheap and should get some minutes, and at least contribute a few points from the bench in case of any disruption to Wednesday or Thursday night’s fixtures.

So, best of luck in Blank Gameweek 18 everyone, and thanks for reading!

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  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    on WC

    worth paying the extra for Dias over stones long term?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      If you don't have anything to spend the cash on, then you may as well.

      But, I do really think that Stones is nailed for the time being due to his brilliant performances.

  2. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Sorry if it's been mentioned somewhere, but is there a City presser today?

    I'm hoping for some news on Sterling injury - hopefully it was just a small knock and he plays. My team is already several men down thanks to Villa game being off. Can't afford a Sterling no-show if I want to keep pace with FHers

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I'll contemplate squeezing him into my FH if Pep gives the green light - Due a haul.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      In 1h15m

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Nice, thanks PP!

  3. Mr_Barbs
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    A or B on FH?

    A) Yedlin, Shaw, Gundo (3-5-2)
    B) Stones, AWB, Burke (4-4-2)

    1. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B, if benching Burke

  4. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    smith rowe or Neto?

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      ESR+Cash

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Hey-ho, Smith Rowe!

  5. Villa Velour
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    A: Tierney, Saka, Laca
    B: Holding, Rashford, Wilson

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Hmmm... Not keen on triple Arsenal. They have picked up a bit recently no doubts, but I'd still rate them as a fairly poor team.

      B) for me

    2. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

    3. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      C: Lindelof, Saka, Wilson (Rashford stays)

      1. Villa Velour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Rest of team:
        Lloris, Cancelo, Stones, Lindelof,
        Bruno, Rash, Kdb, Son, Saka,
        Kane, Wilson

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I really like it. Same as mine expect Lindelof to Saiss

  6. Alli
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Which FH team?
    Basicly Cancelo, Wilson, Saka vs Stones, Lacazette, Burke

    A.

    Leno
    AWB - Stones - Holding - Clark
    KDB - Bruno - Son - Rashford
    Kane - Lacazette

    Forster - Brewster - Burke - Douglas

    B.

    Leno
    AWB - Cancelo - Holding
    KDB - Bruno - Son - Rashford - Saka
    Kane - Wilson

    Forster - Clark - Brewster - Douglas

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Prefer you midfield B

  7. Spearmint
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    What’s up guys, my first article in a long while. I’ll be going through my top blank gameweek, free hit picks based on my studies of the stats and the eye test.

    \* UPDATE 3 (as of 12/01/2021 5am MDT)) \*

    Keepers:

    Karl “Pilkington” Darlow (5m)

    A shoe in vs the goal shy and generally poor SHU team. My only apprehension is the lack of save points against such a shoddy SHU attack. \*A few of you pointed out Dubravka could reclaim his place, I don't see it personally with Karly Pilkoids Darlow being one of NEW's best performers this season, a fan favourite and in months gone by he had the best keeping stats in the league. Go for Jay Leno below if you're a worrier.

    Jay Leno (4.9m)

    Less likely of a cleanie in my humble opinion vs a decent CPL attack. Better for saves, in a better defence though.

    Rammy Ramsdale (4.7m)

    Rammy gains the advantage of being able to own the insurance of big Mikey Verrips (4m) as your backup. Again, against a side who are fairly impotent up top.

    Hugo (5.6m)

    Arguably the best keeping option this week for combined security and likelihood of a clean sheet. More expensive than the nailed on, free kick man, Eric Dier (5.1m).

    DDG (5.3m)

    A poorer choice than Lloris (5.6m), Shawshanks (4.8m) and Maguire (5.4m) but decent if you need a keeper with a good chance of a shut out and don't have space in defence.

    The D:

    Cancelo Culture (5.8m)

    Pricey, extravagant, and hopefully not at the mercy of Pep’s Wheel after his 45 min rest this weekend. By far one of the best attacking options at the back and a part of the D most likely to get a shut out this GWK.

    Johnny Stones (5.0m)

    Cheap as chips and fresh off a goal against United midweek, inferior to CC but not a bad option whatsoever against a pretty dire Brighton attack who need to find another striker in the January window. Dias too pricey for my likely but the better option if you have a 800k in your back pocket.

    Kieran “The Taste” Tierney (5.4m)

    Alongside CC, the best of the defenders this week for potential attacking output. A decent fixture against CPL in London. Has a great deal of threat and arguably ousts a second MCI DEF with this.

    ~~\*Shawshank Redemption (4.8m)~~

    ~~On corners for United with surprisingly good attacking underliers in the month gone by. Not a bad option.~~ Potentially njured as of new update. Pick H-Mags over AWB, more thread, AWB more defensive.

    Harry Maguire (5.4m) – Already memed too much to allow for a nickname.

    Top of the threat charts for a reason but can’t seem to hit the target. Better than sure IMO for the added points and bonus that come with a DEF goal if you have spare cash. Not as good as Tierney or an extra MCI DEF.

    DeAndre “Pace” Yedlin (4.3m)

    The best budget pick at the back this week. Playing as a wingback against the worst side in the league though don’t expect the world; it’s a NEW defender I’m suggesting here – give me a break fellas. Watch out for Lewis injury news. If Lewis is back then go for Clark (4.5m) or Schar (4.9m) if you’re feeling spicey.

    The Batman’s Holding The Bowler’s… (4.5m)

    Rob Holding BTW. A safer if less exciting alternative to DeAndre. Likely won’t be on for any returns at the opposite end of the pitch.

    That Mitchell and Money in the Bank Look (3.9m)

    This man is for your shamefully low budget bench you penny pinching FPL scumbags out there. Have another better pick in reserve in front of him as it’s unlikely he’s getting anything this weekend but some points for just turning up but more importantly gives you the extra funds for a big man at the back.

    \*The Roman (5.1m)

    Added to replace the Shawshank Redemption. The Roman should be a decent option but as I've mentioned in other areas, Wolves look sub par and Everton's attack will be revitalised. Coin flip but good attacking threat.

    Eric "Big Balls" Dier (5.1m)

    Shrewd pick. Under the radar and on some direct FKs in a very strong defensive side against Fulham.

    Middle of the park:

    *Sonaldo (9.8m)

    Fulham at home for the top scorer in FPL this season. The only dilemna you should be having is which of the scintilating Spurs duo to captain.

    Kevin (11.7m)

    You didn’t read this far for me to give you a tip about the best midfielder in the world being a good pick did you? I will say no more. He is very good at football, he is playing against Brighton.

    Bruno (11.3m)

    Looks like he needs a 3 week spa break but will be chomping at the bit and fresher after the defeat to City in the League Cup and then rest in the FA Cup. Avoid at your peril.

    Marcus “The Saviour” Rashford (9.6)

    A great man but is he great this week in your teams? The answer: most likely. Burnley look poor, he looks sharp and again has had a little rest.

    Tiki Saka (5.3m)

    Potentially a little bit of a trap with the surprise ARS resurgence but cheap enough to avoid any embarrassment over the pick. Decent stats and value too if ARS keep it up. Pref a premium defender and switch in formation but he’s here as an enabler.

    Ilkay “The Snapper” Gundogan (5.4m)

    A shrewd pick. Topping Sterling’s and KDB’s recent big chances and in a purple patch. Will he play? Where will he play? Only Pep knows. Not a bad enabler and better than Saka if you’re opting for KDB and only one other MCI asset besides the German box-to-box man. Fine but don't be surprised at a large 2 staring you in the face when you excitedly click your points tab. Not guaranteed to star with all the MCI options returning.

    Aubameblank (11.3m)

    He’s on the list but at the bottom. Should you pick him? Probably not given the value and form of about 700 other players in the league but he’s here. Do you like a shot in the dark, a gamble, a longshot over a sure fire? He’s your man.

    James “The Fringe” Rodriguez (7.7m)

    Very interesting pick at the 7-8m range. As a watcher of many Prem games I can tell you Wolves have looked and played awfully. Will be ready to play and always passes the eye test.

    The Poverty Ozil (4.4m)

    A shoe in should you need a cheap enabler. Don't skimp to a 4.3m. Playing as a 10 at 4.4m for Arsenal, ESR is a strong pick but not as good as Tiki Saka.

    Up Top:

    *Yeah, Obviously (11.0)

    Prime for captaincy on top of the pick. Overlooked by the hive mind due to his price and the trendy Lacasweat pick. If someone gave you a tenner and asked you at even odds whether he will score or not vs Fulham at home, what would you do?

    Cilson (6.5m)

    Outrageously, Cilson is high on the list. Penalties, value and fixture swing it. My tip would be to play him as a two or even solo and go for the heavenly five man premiums in your Mids.

    Tony M (8.7m)

    ~~As a one weeker, maybe the best pick up top… arguably. That’s if he can shrug off that trademark Tony M mood and get back in the icey cold veins vibe, scoring streak.~~ Not recommended by myself due to Edinson rotation.

    Lacasweat (8.3m)

    He’s in the zone but pricey and security of starts coupled with ARS’s dodgy early season form worry me. Definitely wouldn’t captain but an okay choice for his price range. Fantastic recent underlies though...

    Benchman Brewster (4.5m)

    Here’s your prime bench fodder for this week if you’re playing one or two up top (my recommendation for an optimal formation this week). Again like Mitch I would have someone else proceeding him though – a Holding/Gundo type ranged player. Go for (4.3m) Davis if you need the funds though.

    GENERAL TIPS:

    Should you FH? Yes, unless all of your precious FPL stars have aligned and you have a strong 9+ contingency of players. Captaincy wise I’d go the following, fixtures allowing:

    TOT attacker

    MCI attacker (i.e. KDB as Raheem the Dream is rumoured to be out)

    MUN attacker

    Cheers for reading if you made it this far. Come check me out on Twitch for my pre deadline streams the day before ( [https://www.twitch.tv/spearmintspaff](https://www.twitch.tv/spearmintspaff) ), I'm on Twitter too ( [https://twitter.com/SpearmintSpaff](https://twitter.com/SpearmintSpaff) ). It's not your usual FPL content, trust. KO for our stream is usually:

    9PM UK GMT / 2PM CAD MDT / 4PM USA EDT / 1 PM USA PST

    I stream "FPL Live" every week the day before the deadline at a later time than other content creators for folks in stranger time zones such as myself in Canada. Thanks guys and good luck.

    N.B. Had to cancel stream this week as after posting this originally I had emergency appendectomy surgery so updating this from the hosptial the morning after as we speak!

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      It would be good if this was a bit more detailed.

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      TL;DR

      sorry man. Can you condense it a wee bit

    3. Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Tldr

    4. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Very entertaining stuff! Keep it up

  8. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Maguire on 4 yc, until when he needs to avoid the 5th to not get banned?

  9. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    How does this FH look?

    Leno
    Dias Cancelo AWB (Ampadu Bernardo)
    Bruno KDB Son Saka (Hendrick)
    Kane Laca Wilson

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Starting lineup good. Bench is weak but you will hopefully get away with not using it!

    2. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      GTG I think.
      I have basically the same team except DDG&Tierney instead of Leno&AWB. Very template-ish.
      At some point I had Rashford instead of Laca but I can see Laca outscoring him.
      I like my subs better than yours, Clark Lookman Mitchell but not a big deal.

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers. It was a very quick draft so will likely change the subs.

  10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Ok to do Dallas to Stones this week with doubts over DGW for Leeds?

  11. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Ok - I promise this is the last A vs B on the FH and then I will just leave it!

    A) (Wilson), Saka, (Yedlin, Mitchell)
    B) Wilson, (ESR), (Clark, 4.5)

    So basically it is should I bench Wilson to play Saka or play Wilson and bench ESR!?

    Lloris
    AWB, Cancelo, Tierney
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Gundogan, XXXX
    Kane, Laca, XXXX
    (Steer) (XXXX, XXXX)

    Thanks all and GL!

    1. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      would go for A.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        That's what I'm on atm but benching Wilson..... am I asking for trouble?!

        1. Kuzser
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          just expect SHU to fight like crazy and New will score 1 goal max. For SHU I presume it's 'if we don't get points against New, then when'?
          Saka just looking really strong atm and good stats

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Yeh I don’t disagree. It’s just whenever I post a draft with Wilson benched people riot!

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B with Clark first sub 😉

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Haha so sure SHU can't score?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Think he’s got a goal in him too

    3. Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I would do A.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers Karan

  12. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Lloris
    Awb tierney stones
    Bruno kdb son gundo saka
    Kane wilson

    Subs darlow saiss brewster mitchell.

    Gtg?

  13. Kuzser
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Have 8 players (incl. Brewster) and 0ft.
    Any hits needed?

    1) Salah -> Sterling for -4 with a plan to do Son Laca-> Salah Adams/Antonio next week
    2) gtg

    Team atm:
    - (Johnstone Martinez)
    Dier Stones (Dallas Coufal Justin)
    Son KdB Bruno Saka (Salah)
    Brewster Laca (Bamford)

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I'd leave as it is mate

  14. In a Rush
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Any thoughts on this draft please?

    De gea
    Tierney reguilon cancelo
    Kdb (c) Bruno Gündogan son
    Kane(v) Wilson Lacazette

    Button Esr Fernández Mitchell
    Cheers good luck All

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Looks good - v similar to mine above

      1. In a Rush
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah it does cheers don, not sure whether I should go lloris awb instead of de gea reguilon prefer the latter but worried about regs game time.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I don’t see Reguilon doing much tbh

  15. Red-United
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    A) Saka and Stones
    B) Smith-Rowe and Cancelo/Dias

    Which is the better option for the new few game weeks?

    1. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      very close..B with Cancelo higher ceiling

  16. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Bruno, my only player not playing at home 😆

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Did he run away?

  17. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    A. Lloris, Stones (have Dias already), Saka
    B. DDG, Dier, Gundogan

  18. cigan
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Going with a 4-5-0 formation, Tony Pulis style. Would you take a hit on anything here (0.2 itb)?

    Dias Dier Lowton Holding
    KDB Bruno Son Gundogan Saka

    (Non-playing squad: Martinez, Johnstone, Robbo, Vardy, Bamford, Adams)

  19. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Right Final piece of the puzzle;

    A) De Gea / Smith Rowe / Rashford
    B) Llloris / Saka / Lacca

  20. southernrocker1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    A or B

    A
    Tierney
    Dias
    Cancelo

    B
    Tierney
    Maguire
    Cancelo

  21. Michelle Davin
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    no free transfer when playing free hit right?

    1. The Onetouchables
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Correct it doesn't transfer over to the next GW

    2. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Which one?
      a)Leno+Stones
      b)Ramsdale+Cancelo

    3. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Took a - 4 to get this team, means I can save the fh tho

      Dias Saiss Holding
      Bruno Son KDB Zaha
      Kane Brewster Lacazette

      1. Boz
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        10 players and all the big hitters. Well played

        1. Babit1967
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers mate, won’t have a lot of dgw players tho but the likes of Saiss, Spurs and Arsenal have nice fixture so hopefully get through that with a green arrow

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Better option out of these on FH?

      A) Tierney & Maguire/AWB
      B) Holding & Wilson

      A is 4 at the back while B is 3.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Looking at similar below. It’s a tough one. Don’t often play 4-4-2 as it can be boring/frustrating

    5. jorgenoj
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Which option on FH:

      A) DDG + Tierny + Saka + Wilson
      B) Leno + Dier + Smith Rowe + Laca

      Rest of the team

      *
      Stones - Cancelo - x
      KdB - Rashford - Son - Bruno - x
      Kane - x

    6. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      OK last two options now;

      A. Dias+Maguire (4-4-2)
      B. Stones+Wilson (3-4-3)

      Lloris
      Cancelo, Tierney,
      KDB, Bruno, Son, Saka
      Kane, Laca

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        B

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Probably B

        I have a very similar dilemma but Tierney to Holding downgrade seems more costly than Dias to Stones.

      3. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        b

    7. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      rate these in order

      a) Laca
      b) Wilson
      c) Rashford

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        cab

      2. Boly Would
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        For this week only?
        CBA

      3. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        cab

    8. Pegilagi
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      GTG with WC?

      11/11 playing GW18 and possible to get 10/11 for double fixture on GW19. No Liverpool coverage tho and struggling to change Salah/Firmino in before 19..

      Leno (Martins)
      Cancelo - Wan-Bissaka - Dias - Alderweireld (Coufal)
      KDB - bruno - Smith Rowe - Son (Soucek)
      Laca - Wilson (Bamford)

      1.1 in bank

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Not sure , not liking no Kane and you need a way back to Salah imho (for a hit probably)

    9. Boz
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      ESR looks like perfect bench fodder going forward until the 2nd WC

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Too bad we'll have to hope some of our big hitters wont play to get his hauls 😉

    10. Pringle
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      A. Saka + Tierney + Darlow + Stones
      B. Gundo + Holding + Leno + Dier