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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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1,530 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ziko7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 days ago

    On a FH, which trio looks better?
    A: Saka + Son + Lacazette
    B: Smith Rowe + Aubameyang + Cavani

    Also considering Rashford instead of Son.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

    2. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

    3. RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

    4. RealSocialDads
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

    5. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

    6. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      a

  2. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Which combo is better for this week:

    a) Kane & Saka

    b) Lacazette & Rashford

    1. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      S

      1. Sid07
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Saka and kane

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

    3. RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

    4. Mo Mo
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Is Fabianski safe on wildcard? Heard he was back in training, expected to start gw19?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I'd say so. I'd have him if I didn't already have Coufal, Soucek and Antonio

    2. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Where have you heard this? He’s in my team and I’m praying he is fine

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 16 days ago

        He didn’t play the last league game but sources suggesting he’s fine to start in gw19, going to double him with coufal

        1. asquishypotato
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Sorry to pester, but outside of Ben Dinnery listing him as potential return week 19, I’m not seeing anything about sources suggesting him to be back - although I’d love that to be the case

    3. rjcv177
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      He's my wall on dgw...hope he repay the 6 he stole last gw

  4. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    1) Tierney laca ( yedlin)
    2) stones rashford ( fodder)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      2

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      1 for me

    3. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      2

  5. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Neto or Gundogan?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Gun

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Gundo if you can afford a City slot

    3. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Gun if no other third city option

  6. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    KDB (c) all week but now having thoughts about Kane (c)

    Which one?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yes me too Kane C now

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Choose the weaker defence KDB

  7. RyanMK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Currently only have 6 starters with the Villa game postponed. 6 starters includes KDB, Fernandes, Kane. Should I:

    1. Play my Free Hit
    2. Grealish to Son for -4
    3. Grealish + DCL to Son + Wilson for -8.

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Just DCL out and you should be on

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Bottomed

    On FH

    XX
    Stones Dier XX

    A. Mitchell & DDG

    B. Yedlin & Leno

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      B

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      B

    3. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      B

  9. asquishypotato
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Telles too much of a risk or do we think he will get in ahead of Shaw prior to the United Liverpool game?

    If not him, which United defender?

    1. RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I'd get AWB or Maguire if it's a Utd defender you are after.

      1. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Telles massive creativity is just so teasing to me. May end of going AWB for safety purposes unless something comes out about Shaw

        1. Atletico Junior
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Same thoughts... Eventually he will be a starter, but right now Shaw is a bit ahead of him for OGS

  10. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Plz Which is better for FH ?
    A- Leno - AWB - Stones - Laca
    B- DDG - Tierney - Cancelo - Wilson

    1. Mo Mo
      8 months, 16 days ago

      B

    2. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I have A

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        But B is better ?

        1. asquishypotato
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Now that I’ve looked at it, I agree, but I prefer Laca up top.

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      B

  11. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    What do you think of this FH team? My TV is quiet low.
    0.1 ITB
    Leno
    Holding Cancelo Stones (mitchell, Struijk)
    Kdb, Rash, Bruno, Son, Smith Rowe
    Kane, Wilson (Brewster)

    1. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Looks good if you can’t afford Lacazette

      1. Jones Kusi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        If I downgrade Rash I can but dont know about that

    2. Sparky6670
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Can you do Rash to Neto and Brewster to Laca?

      1. Jones Kusi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Wow, im 0.1 short

        1. Jones Kusi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          I got the exact cash but I already got 3 Ars players. I can go Holding to Yedlin and start him. I already have Leno in goal

      2. Jones Kusi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Replied to myself

    3. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Could save 0.1M getting Douglas for Struijk...But not sure what you could do with 0.2 itb. Nice team

      1. Jones Kusi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Struijk is 3.9 and is the lowest if im not wrong?

        1. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Douglas is 3.8m

          1. Jones Kusi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Hmm.. i cant find anyone at 3.8. Weird

            1. FPL.team
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 16 days ago

              Strange. Just checked and he's still there. Look at Leeds defenders.

      2. Jones Kusi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Lol. He is only available on the web version

  12. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Really tempted to sell grealish, not great fixtures, but yes, does have plenty of fixtures left
    Tempted to do grealish to Rashford & then might do Rashford to salah for DGW

    1. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Felt the same temptation. Decided to hold Grealish, but I did sell Watkins. Easy enough to get him back.

      Rashford is tempting. Not sure if I will bring back Salah voor GW 19.

  13. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Which Backline is better?

    A) De Gea, Stones, Tierney, Reguilon
    B) Lloris, Stones, Cancelo, Shaw

    1. Reacher
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      B for me, also safer

    2. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I like B. Shaw a bit risky though but could pay off

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      B looks better but how sure are you that Shaw starts?

      1. tabby98
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Who would you swap him for at that price?

        1. Reacher
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          DDG and Dier if you are worried about Shaw starting

  14. Reacher
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    On a FH and need to try and make up some grounf in my ML

    For this reason ive gone Foden over the template Saka or Smith Rowe

    Do we think Foden gets a start guys?

    1. RealSocialDads
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      City fan here and think he has about 75% chance, been excellent last few games but has played a few full 90s on the bounce

      1. Reacher
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks and yeah always a risk with Pep but as you say he has been so good last few GWs

  15. Mo Mo
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Where is scout picks for this Gw ?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      coming this afternoon. Not good for those of us who work 9 to 5.

  16. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Starting to settle on 4-3-3 FH draft

    Lloris (4.0)
    Cancelo Tierney Stones Shaw/Lindelof (Douglas)
    KDB Bruno Son (ESM, Burke)
    Kane Laca Martial

    What do you think?

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Id start ESR for the United defender, get Tuanzebe or Mitchel and bench him. With the extra cash maybe you could switch Martial + Burke to Rashford + 4.3m?

  17. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    -12 or WC

    *note WC would only be 5 trades*
    (Do not want to decimate my current team for solely 2 GWs).

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      -12. WC is for 25 or 26

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        in a similar boat myself 70 % for a hit currently.

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 16 days ago

          I won't take hits just to have more players though, like defenders not really necessary.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            I have FH up my sleeve.
            Do you think I will need both going forward?

            1. ivantys
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 16 days ago

              Yes WC in 25/26, FH in 29 is better. Your -12 shouldn't affect your team in 19 too much if you're gonna take that much hit.

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 16 days ago

                Yes good point.
                For instance trades like Salah to KDB have been made to generate points.

                1. ivantys
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 16 days ago

                  Yeah better to get players who have doubles in 19 as well. The reason I'm not considering FH19 is cos the teams with SGW have better fixtures than those with DGWs, like Leeds, Wolves, Arsenal, Spurs. Assuming you already have your cores from the other big teams, you should be fine without FH.

                  1. Gabbiadini
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 16 days ago

                    Yep I’ve been against using the FH the whole GW.

        2. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          A lot of unknown, can you navigate the rest of the season needing less than a -12 hit with FH still available is the question.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A -12 sounds like you are already decimating your current team. FH ?

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        No want to save FH for gw29.

        Not really traded Salah, DCL and C.Taylor, last 2 trades of the 5 are Mitchell and Forster up for BB.

  18. balint84
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Start Saiss or Neto?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Neto

    2. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      saiss

    3. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Neto

    4. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Saiss just

  19. Eirern
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    What do we think of Martinez and GW19?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Seeing some speculating they won't make dgw, but hopefully they will be OK

  20. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Most of the template FH teams depend on the following

    a) Laca
    b) Rash

    a) is cheaper and allows slight upgrade of others

    Which one?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Both are good but I'm going for Laca because of the reasons you mentioned.

  21. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Need to save 1m on this free hit.
    Where best to save? Thx

    De Gea
    Cancelo, Stones, Tierney, Yedlin
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Saka
    Kane, Laka

    4.0, Brewster, Mitchell, Anguissa

    1. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      If you need a million it’s easy. Tierney to Holding?

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Laca to wilson

    3. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Saka to ESR

  22. Mo Mane No Problems
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 days ago

    FH Draft. Thoughts? Could go Ramsdale and Dias to Leno and Stones and downgrade ESR. I do like having him coming off the bench though given the Covid situation!

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo Dias Dier
    KDB Bruno Son Saka
    Kane Laca Wilson

    4.0 ESR Mitchell Douglas

    1. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Decent tbh and it’s a good idea having a sub or 2 in these times. G2G

  23. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Pretty set on this fh team barring any news from the pressers today. Thoughts?

    Ddg
    Cancelo stones dier
    Kdb Bruno rashford son esr
    Kane Laca

    Forster Mitchell xxxx xxxx

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      The team is incomplete

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        As in?

  24. RyanMK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Wilson or Lacazette?

    1. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Tough 1 but I’d go Laca. On form, better team n at home

  25. PompeyUpNorth!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    So, any way of improving this please? Zero ITB on FH.. cheers!

    Lloris
    Cancelo Tierney Dias
    Bruno KDB Neto Son
    Kane (C) Laca Wilson

    Subs; Martin Rowe Kilman Mitchell

    1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Looks good.

      1. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Thank you

  26. Tomsk
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Can't see Pep starting Cancelo, Dias and Stones 3 times in 6 days from Wednesday. Who gonna get rested and when?

    1. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I’m sure most of them were rested in the cup game ? Off half way through ? I’m gambling

      1. Tomsk
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Doesn't seem Peps style not to rotate especially with Walker, Zinchenko and Mendy available.

        1. Atletico Junior
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          But it is Pep's style to switch them off at Half Time against Brighton if winning 🙁 A risk we will all be happy to take

    2. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Why??...they all played 45- ish mins in the cup

      1. Tomsk
        8 months, 16 days ago

        I know they all played 45 mins but discounting that it's still gonna be 3 games in 6 days from tomorrow!

        1. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 16 days ago

          It's more about minutes played than starts....but that's just my opinion

          1. PompeyUpNorth!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Tbh who knows but I’m gambling in Dias and Cancelo. May well backfire but I’ll take the risk this week

    3. Tomsk
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks for all replies, interesting.

  27. sthelenslad92
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Tierney or AWB?

    1. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Tierney

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      CP more likely to score than Burnley?

      1. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        My thinking is Utd haven’t kept a cleanie away all season and Tierney is very attacking. You’re right though CP may score I guess..

  28. GE
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    1) Stones and Saka
    2) AWB and Gunduogan

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      2

    2. RealSocialDads
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Tierney, better going forward, United not great for clean sheets

  29. Caesar caesar
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    First time posting here.
    To FH or not is the question
    My team with a -4

    Holding Dias Cancelo
    KdB Son Bruno
    Kane
    OR 15.7k
    TIA

    1. The Rumour Mill
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Fantastic rank, well played thus far!

      Thats right on the cusp isn't it, I'd be tempted to go with the players you have, you have the main guys covered.

      1. Caesar caesar
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks . Don’t want to lose the momentum now

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Save FH

  30. RealSocialDads
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    IF Leeds Southampton moved out of DGW19 and we find out before the 18 deadline, how does the following sound?

    Raphina -> Neto -4 (effectively - 2)

    Would then play neto gw 18 and 19