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Phil Foden hauls again as City defence shines in win over Brighton

Manchester City 1-0 Brighton

  • Goal: Phil Foden (£6.2m)
  • Assist: Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m)
  • Bonus: 3x Foden, 2x Zinchenko, 1x Dias

Phil Foden (£6.2m) picked up his second maximum bonus-point haul in a row as City were made to battle to beat Brighton in Blank Gameweek 18.

The defence of City shone again as their attackers missed a glut of chances in their win.

With many Fantasy Premier League players lumping on their defence, this display will have given them a renewed sense of confidence ahead of the Double Gameweek.

With upcoming games against Crystal Palace and a COVID stricken Aston Villa, their defence looks set to carry on bringing in the points.

Curse of KDB

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) looks likely to go down as one of the most frustrating player of the season.

Lining up as a false nine in a team scoring goals, FPL players captaining KDB were licking their lips at the thought of a monster haul.

But their was a sense of inevitability after a first half where De Bruyne had two good chances in the box saved by Robert Sanchez (£4.4m).

During the second half, De Bruyne started dropping deeper and deeper as City came under pressure from a spirited Brighton side.

Even when he earned a penalty in injury time, KDB owners must have thought their luck had turned.

However, the sight of substitute Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) stepping up and missing the spot kick quickly brought them back down to earth.

The City captain did finish the game with a clean sheet bonus and an assist for the Foden goal, but yet again owners will be ruing what could have easily been a double-digit haul.

This is by far from the first time De Bruyne and the City attack has failed to convince against a team in the lower reaches of the table.

Once known for their free-flowing attacking football, City have now failed to put more than two goals past West Brom, Newcastle, Brighton and Fulham.

In their last six Gameweeks, they have been outscored by Arsenal and Aston Villa, and have scored the same amount of goals as Wolves and Everton.

Usually such a cool customer, Pep Guardiola cut a frustrated figure in the second half.

His post match interview even suggested more narrow wins could be on the horizon for City.

“We knew how tough it would be. Brighton had a good mentality to play. We had a really good first half and had chances. After we missed a really clear chance in the second half they were better. We need to win these sorts of games. It is a good lesson for us. Every game will be like this.”

Pep Guardiola

City’s win over Chelsea now looks like an anomaly, rather than their other results, and questions still remain over City’s premium attacking assets.

Boy Wonder

If City’s premium attackers are coming under scrutiny, then Foden looks like a great solution.

The “Stockport Iniesta” began the game on the left side of City’s attack, where he cut inside to score a goal on his weaker right foot.

An all-action display saw the England international switch with KDB, Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m), to pop up on both wings and as a false-nine.

Pep was quick to praise the goalscorer’s versatility, and hinted he may be more assured of a place in the team going forward.

Phil Foden is 20-years-old, look at the starts. The amount of games, the assists compared to the bigger stars in football. Can play both sides, in the middle as a false nine. He is so clever in front of goal. That’s why he deserves to play

Pep Guardiola

Speaking after the match, Foden spoke of wanting to add more goals to his game.

“I don’t score a lot of goals with my right, when I do score them it’s always nice. It was a good goal. I always like to be in the area. I want to score more goals and enjoy the moment.”

Phil Foden

FPL players are going to take a lot more convincing before Foden is rotation proof, but if he can nail down a place in the team then City’s young attacking star will become a must-have.

Paying the Penalty

Raheem Sterling became the latest in a long line of penalty takers to miss a spot kick for Man City.

The substitute, who had only been brought on for the last 10 minutes, surprised many when he stepped up instead of their usual penalty taker, KDB.

And their surprise turned to horror when Sterling skied the penalty in injury time, depriving KDB of another assist and surely three bonus points.

Pep explained the change in taker was down to De Bruyne’s effort throughout the game.

“Kevin is the taker but he made an incredible effort – not just the action to press the keeper and create the penalty but for the rest of the actions before. He was struggling in the last 15 minutes because he was exhausted. I like the guys who take the responsibility for the penalty. It was Raz (Sterling) and next time it will be better.”

Pep Guardiola

This will cause further confusion as to just who is going to take penalties for Man City.

Sterling and KDB have both missed spot kicks this season, and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.5m) spurned a key penalty against Spurs last season.

All this points to frontman Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) being given the responsibility when he returns from injury.

Big at the Back

Another clean sheet for City saw two of their defenders picking up bonus points in a solid display.

Ruben Dias (£5.8m) picked up one of them, and his influence on the back line cannot be understated.

Since arriving from Benfica in the summer for a club record of £65million, Dias has slotted seemlessly into the City defence, marshalling them and barking out orders.

City now have the best defensive record in the league, and before the game, Pep singled out Dias for praise.

“When you buy players always you have this quality but you never know what is going to happen. He is a guy that can play every three days. He recovers immediately and his ability is incredible, as is his understanding of the game. He wants to learn and all of us were impressed how he takes care of his body and mind, every day. We were surprised a lot. The day after [a game] – 8.30 in the morning in the gym. He makes his routine, he eats perfectly. He lives 24 hours for his profession. I can assure you that we signed one incredible player for the next five, six, seven years. That is not easy to find.”

Pep Guardiola

The arrival of Dias has also seen the resurgence of John Stones (£5.0m), whose form was keeping Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) out of the side even before his injury.

And another option appears to have emerged in their defence, in the shape of Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m).

Retaining his place at left-back even with Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) fit again, Zinchenko looked assured at both ends of the pitch, and bagged two bonus points.

Pep explained before the game how he sees Zinchenko in the same mould as Joao Cancelo (£5.8m), as a full-back who can move into central areas to support the midfield.

As Cancelo has shown this season, that style of play can attract huge bonus points, so it could be worth keeping an eye on Zinchenko for the next few games.

Fresh Faces

Graham Potter yet again tore up his previous team sheet and introduced a number of different players to his line-up.

Bernardo (£3.9m) showed a good range of passing from wing-back and Reda Khadra, not yet priced on the game, looked dangerous with his pace.

But a special mention is reserved for Percy Tau (£5.5m), the South African striker recalled from loan at Anderlecht.

The striker, classed as a midfielder on the game, looked dangerous with threatening runs in behind.

Yet again Brighton displayed a lack of cutting edge against City, but there are hopes the pacey South African striker could provide this.

With Neal Maupay (£6.1m) failing to show the form he hit last year, and injuries to Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) and Aaron Connolly (£5.5m), Tau could be due a long run in the side.

His out of position bonus also makes him an exciting proposition for FPL players.

“We’re excited of course. He’s only been with us for a few days but I think you can see his quality. You can see his ability and what he brings. We’re looking forward to getting to know him better and him getting to know us better.”

Graham Potter

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Zinchenko, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Foden (Sterling 82′), B Silva, Mahrez (Jesus 67′).

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-2-1): Sanchez; Burn, Dunk, Webster; Bernardo, White, Propper (March 68′), Veltman; Tau (Maupay 68′), Trossard (Khadra 86′); Mac Allister.

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  1. mitro
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Start Lookman or Dallas this week?

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Tough shout that. Dallas only just because of the fixture. Lookman might not start but he did look good when he came on this morning.

    2. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Lookman is clearly a talent and will get some more returns but against Man U and Chelsea? Probably go Dallas.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Dallas

    4. mitro
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers lads

    5. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Any idea why Lookman didn't start? I really want him for the double and that was the first time hadn't started. Potential he hadn't trained much and was one that had covid maybe/ Looked great when he came on.

  2. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Hey guys. Bit of help appreciated here.

    Would you do Robbo, Grealish, DCL to Dias, KDB, Antonio (if fit) for -8? Risky move i know but could pay off?

    Marti
    Robbo* Chilwell Stones Coufal
    Grealish* Son Bruno Salah
    DCL Bamford.

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah, why not

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Should pay off right?

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          It's a gamble, but hey this season is more than any other. Enjoy the ride

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 12 days ago

            very true bro. Cheers for that

  3. KINGS
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    What are the chances Antonio to have 2 full games next?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      none imo. but he ll take part in both probably

    2. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Slim to none. Considering getting him in though.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Highly unlikely

    4. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      0 Moyes wouldn’t play him in both

    5. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      He played 90 mins last game in the cup.
      I believe he’ll get one game at 60 minutes and one full game. That’s good enough for me

    6. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Full - slim
      Start both but come off early is pretty likely.

    7. Soto Ayam
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe not 2 full games, but he should definitely start both, especially now that they've sold Haller and don't have any other strikers

  4. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    What would you do with this lot?

    Martinez
    Dias - James - Robertson - Coufal
    Soucek - Son - Grealish - Salah - Fernandes
    Bamford
    (Peacock-Farrell) (DCL - Dallas - Brewster)

    1 FT - 2.3 million ITB

    Just need a fresh mind on us this guy's. Cheers in advance.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Grealish + James —> KDB + Mitchell?

      Or just James to Stones

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Even if James is fit?

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          I just don’t trust Chelsea defence anymore. They’re in the bottom in the past 4 fixtures

    2. yanky
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      keep james hell get one game at least and chelsea great defense and fixtures. youll want him back soon. he was already declared fit and training. id prioritize DCL out instead.

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah DCL seems easy to ship. Depends on who to though. If the only option is a cheap striker I might get rid of Brewster first.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          No point in getting rid of DCL, unless you use funds to upgrade another starting 11 player. No one you get in for DCL should displace anyone else in that 11. Maybe you can get Werner and play instead of James

          1. Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 12 days ago

            I'd definitely prefer to get rid of Brewster if I am looking to fit another DGW player

    3. vartshk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Wait on fixture news
      KDB the priority

  5. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Is Raphinha worth a hit to get out? Maybe to Gundo?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      not a for hit

    2. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      In the same boat. Looking at DCL + Raphi -> Antonio + Foden (-4).

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Oh interesting call with Foden - do you already have KDB?

        1. swobe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Nah, Salah Bruno Grealish Raphi are my 4 atm. I was thinking KDB but would mean moving Kane on and Shef Utd, albeit unlucky, are still poor. Massive chance both Antonio and Foden flop though so it's tough.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 12 days ago

            True, getting Foden instead of KDB is very ballsy move though! See my moves below but i might look into getting Foden for Raphinha now.

            Just think you have to get in KDB eventually right?

            1. swobe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 12 days ago

              Yeah KDB is a great pick. Foden and him seem to be the only ones ticking at the moment. After watching their match tonight and seeing how tired and heavy he (KDB) looked by the end of it I'm convincing myself he could get some rest over the double. I know Pep has spoke about his ability to recover before but I just see Foden and KDB getting a similar amount of game time GW 19.

    3. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Nah. Not at the price point

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No Leeds have some decent fixtures in next few weeks

  6. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Martinez
    Dias - Robbo - Coufal
    Salah - Son - Bruno - Soucek - Raphinha
    Kane - Bamford

    4.0 - Mitchell - Alioski - DCL

    Son + DCL —> KDB (TC) + Brewster (-4) looks good?

    Kane + Raphinha + Bamford as the single game weekers.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Transfers look good but not sure about the TC

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Not feeling Salah TC, and definitely not a BB team

    2. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Tough to get rid of Son

  7. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Is Balbuena to Shaw(4YC)/ Dawson /4.8def for a hit worth BB?

    0FT 0.5itb
    Martinez
    Coufal Cancelo Stones
    Bruno KDB Soucek Salah Raphinha*
    Bamford Kane*
    (Johnstone Rodrigo* Holding* Balbuena**)

  8. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    when do you think we will know about that possible newcastle v aston villa move to gw19?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      It's already gathering some momentum, hopefully Friday

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I want this sooo bad - took 3 blanks this gw keeping my Villans

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Hope we know before deadline - don't want to play Martinez if it is just the one match v MCI (Have Lloris too)
      Also not sure whether I should now hold onto Wilson

  9. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Not sure whether saving my FH and WC turned out to be the right move?
    Non Free Hit score 36 (44 - 8) but the hit provided a net 12 points gain.

    As it stands, I have now 7 players with 2 matches in GW19 but this might rise to 8, with Wilson, if the New v Villa game is rescheduled. Thinking the 3 Spurs lads could do okay against Sheffield.

    Fabianski (BUR & WBA)

    Coufal (BUR & WBA)
    Stones (CRY & AVL)
    Dias (CRY & AVL)
    Dier (shu)

    De Bruyne (CRY & AVL)
    Bruno Fernandes (LIV &FUL)
    Soucek (BUR & WBA)
    Son (shu)

    Kane (shu)
    Bamford (BHA)

    Sanchez (lee) , Wilson (ars),Taylor (whu/liv), Bissouma (lee)

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      is fabianski fit???

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        I have Pope atm but Fabianski is the transfer option if he is fit

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Back training today

    2. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      You’ve played that very nicely. Well in

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Different team linked in your profile?

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks for letting me know. I don't know how that happened but it was linked to a different person

        1. ppv
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          You have a different team ID each season. So probably last season's ID

          1. Uncle Gamst
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 12 days ago

            Oops 🙂

  10. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Bench one for next GW

    Lacazette
    Kane
    Son

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Other players in team are Cancelo Cresswell Coufal Robbo Soucek KDB Stones Fernandes Martinez

    2. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      make me.

      1. swobe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        can you BB?

    3. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I guess Laca but bench boost possible?

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Son

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        If Laca continues his form

    5. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Lacazette

  11. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    A. Son + Bissouma to KDB + Smithrowe (-4)
    B. Son + Zouma to KDB + Stones (-4)
    C. Son + Zouma + Adams to KDB + Stones + Antonio (-8)

    ALready have Kane for spurs cover, and No city player at the moment.

    1. Scout15
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      B out of those

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      B

  12. yanky
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Pulisic for double anyone?? I am a yank after all...

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Do it

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Not showed anything recently to suggest he is worth the punt

    3. Tomsk
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Just asking same question below. I think so!

  13. Scout15
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    I was planning to use BB chip this week, but now with Bamford, Alioski, and Mccharty not playing two games, I have only left 11/15 players with DGW...
    What do you think would it be smarter if I keep BB for now?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Prob wouldn't play the BB

    2. yanky
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      i lost doubles for Adams Bamford Rodridgo Raphinha and ultimately deciding to save BB. Still debating pulling the TC chip though!! (City or Pool most likely)

      1. Scout15
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        That TC now looks like a solid option... It's a bold move, but I guess it always is...

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Do you have playing 2nd gk

      1. Scout15
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Late reply, sorry... Yes, I have Martinez...

    4. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      BB still looks viable

  14. Jase3377
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Can anyone beat 4 pts for the week if no FH?
    I only had Son and Bruno playing

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I'm on 14

    2. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Cup rival scored 8 ... but he still has Townsend to play (4 players in total)

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Mine is also on 8. He does have Holding, Bellerin, and Zaha left tomorrow, so he could theoretically still beat me. Lucky to draw such an opponent!

        1. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Very lucky - was expecting him to FH but he probably forgot it was mid-week fixtures 🙂

  15. Tomsk
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Rashford to Pulisic?
    Not been impressed by Rashford much recently.

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No chance

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No

    3. Tomsk
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Ok thanks both. Think best if reconsider that one in the morning.

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Just don't do it mate

  16. stooffrob
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Tough decision before seeing the Palace Arsenal game tomorrow, but DCL price drop tonight it would seem, so I'm thinking A) (Mcgoldrick). Tempting to keep hold of DCL tho with Digne's return, as I've had him since GW1... what do you all think?

    A) DCL + Zaha > Mcgoldrick/Fabio Silva/Brewster + Salah -4

    B) Lacazette + Zaha > Wood/Antonio + Salah -4

    C) Son > Salah


    Cheers

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      B (Antonio)

      1. stooffrob
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks Bram

  17. Soto Ayam
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Worth swapping saka for soucek for a hit?

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      See how Saka goes tonight but definitely a good move. Hammers have 2 decent games.

  18. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH19 draft?

    Mendy

    Cancelo, Robertson, Coufal

    KDB, Salah, Fernandes, Foden, Soucek

    Antonio, Werner

    Bench of pure fodder

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Not a fan of Werner but like the rest

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Love that midfield, but don’t love the front line. Maybe Vardy + Bamford/Watkins

    3. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      What are the chances of Foden playing again, twice?

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        2 goals, assist in last 2 + match winner tonight... I'd say high.

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Trying to get inside Pep's head - dangerous business my friend...... 🙂

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 12 days ago

            Oh I have captained Leroy Sané in a DGW and I think I got between 2-4 points. The danger is always there!

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 12 days ago

              Yeah, me and you both. TC for 3 points.

              Still, the fact that Foden did well yesterday, does not make him a nailed on starter.

              But you gotta take risks, I agree.

  19. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Martinez*
    James* , Robbo* , Stones* ,Coufal*
    Salah*, Bruno*, Son, Soucek*
    Kane, Bamford
    Forster Dallas Bissouma Adams
    Son + Adams >
    Foden + Cavani or Antonio

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Lys Mousset scored, so clearly it won't happen again

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Brewster's first goal for SheUtd?

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      To the point. I like it.

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I'd love a repeat

  20. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    How can Villa v Newcastle move to GW19? They are playing Man C on Weds 20th Jan and talk is of it moving to FA Cup weekend, which is Sat 23rd/Sun 24th Jan, so surely that would mean a dgw in 20, not 19?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      gw20 starts Tue 26th so could be either.

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        It would be GW19, as it is before the deadline of GW20. They don’t tend to move deadlines

    2. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      These are just ideas and speculations. Nothing concrete that'll actually be like it.

    3. Hits Magnet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      If all these Villa players are returning from Positive tests, I don't see villa agreeing or the PL suggesting that they play that number of games in such a short period. That villa game won't be rescheduled until later in the season, there will be plenty of available spots, neither team are in Europe or any cups .

      1. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Who knows what future fixtures need rescheduling - makes sense for PL to get games played asap and keep future slots for future issues.

    4. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Sat 23rd/Sun 24th Jan is in gw19 .......

      gw20 starts on 26th Jan

  21. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Hi guys some thoughts on this?

    McCarthy Forster
    Coufal TAA Justin Taylor** Alioski*
    Bruno Salah KDB Son Soucek
    DCL** Bamford* Brewster*

    * Single GW
    ** Injured

    A) TAA + DCL > Stones and Vardy for -4pts?
    B) Son + DCL > Foden and Vardy for -4pts
    C) something else

    1. mrmojorisin8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      A

  22. Hits Magnet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    This FF is getting a bit challenging, first KDB doesn't take the peno and cost my captain (and a lots of others) 5+3BPS =8 points 🙁

    But now I look at my team and I seem to have gone from 12+ DGW players to 8 unless I make transfers .... I think at this stage I'll just bring in a West Ham defender and take my chances with my Arsenal and Spurs players .... with 3 UTD and City players I'm not sure who to trust to actually play two games, I could be taking hits to bring in players that only play once or score less over 2 games that Kane or Laca in one good fixture

    Anybody else feeling the same at this stage?

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Yup.

      The only certainty in life are death, taxes and an ever changing GW schedule.

    2. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      It's complicated and slim pickings - Difficult to trust Antonio (If I replace Laca)
      Still planning to upgrade Son to Salah, but need to raise some funds - a simple option was to downgrade Wilson to Davis but now Wilson might have a dgw

  23. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Any suggestions for this team folks? 1ft, 0.9m itb.

    Martinez
    Robbo zouma coufal Dallas
    Salah bruno son soucek
    Vardy bamford

    Forster Saka DCL TAYLOR

    1. mrmojorisin8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe Dallas to a City def or Martinez to Fabianski?

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      DCL to Antonio?

    3. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No city assets? Taylor to Stones maybe and bench Dallas?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      So Close to my team
      Martinez
      James, Robbo Stones Coufal
      Salah Bruno Son Soucek
      Kane Bamford
      Forster Dallas Bisso Adams
      Son + Adams >
      Foden + Cavani or Antonio

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Need kdb man

  24. davies
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    A) Raphinha/Dunne > ESR/Stones (-4)

    B) Balbuena > Holding/Taylor

  25. dark91
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Is it worth doubling up on West Ham and get Antonio to partner Soucek?

    1. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      What other choice is there 🙁

  26. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Who to downgrade to upgrade McCarthy and Adams?

    A) Vardy
    B) Salah
    C) Robo

    1. mrmojorisin8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Robbo, maybe to Stones or Coufal?

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Would find it difficult to sell anyone of those, probably the Sheff U hater Vardy.

    3. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Tough one, probably C

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers 🙂 Robo to Stones or Salah to Sterling the likely moves

  27. mrmojorisin8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    9 DGW players + Kane and Bamford in the Starting XI.

    Do I BB Martinez, Raphinha, Grealish and Watkins or save for another week? Not happy TCing anyone this week.

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Villa v Everton off and Villa v Newcastle not confirmed for GW19. BB could be useless.

      1. mrmojorisin8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        I had it so nicely set up for a BB with only Kane on a single GW as well. Three Villa players with just City to play doesn’t inspire me with confidence for a BB either but then I wonder when else I’d play the BB.

  28. dopellganger
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    What do you think about this team? Benching order ? Transfer ?

    Meslier ( Steer)
    Justin Coufal Cancelo ( Targett Kwp )
    Salah Bruno Maddison Coufal ( Zaha )
    Kane Bamford Antonio

    3.3itb 1ft

  29. tuturututu
    8 months, 12 days ago

    BBing for GW19

    Meslier, Fabianski
    Robbo, Stones, Coufal, Justin, Alioski
    Salah, Bruno, Rashford, Maddison, Soucek
    Firmino, Bamford, Giroud

    What do you think?