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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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1,812 Comments Post a Comment
  1. villian-ty
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is it worth losing Robbo for -4 to bring in Son for KDB and Robbo to Stones?

    MARTINEZ
    COUFAL JUSTIN ROBBO
    BRUNO RASHFORD SOUCEK SALAH Son
    Kane Bamford

    8 DGW so far

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bring in Son for KdB?

      1. villian-ty
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        not enough money without downgrading

    2. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      yes, city fixtures look great next few weeks. spurs some tough games coming up

    3. Die Hard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Robbo to Stones and Son to KDB are sound moves given City fixtures

  2. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    mahrez kane asm to foden kdb antonio for -8?

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I'd do it. Mahrez and Asm no show is possible.

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Foden and Antonio no show is equally possible

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Asm too lmao.

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        i dont even need him HAHAHAH

  3. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thoughts on this Team for GW19. FH intact. On a -4

    Areola
    Cancelo Cresswell AWB
    KDB Sterling (C) Bruno Son
    Wilson Antonio Bamford

    Dallas Stephens.

    1. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      lol sterling

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You have Mahrez . Thats a bigger LOL

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          😆

        2. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          oh 3 pts better than -1 i suppose HAHAHAHA

          1. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            How long have you kept Mahrez?

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Don't captain Sterling

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You think KDB starts both?

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not sure, more likely to than Sterling though IMO.

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Sterling will start both imo, kdb is the one that could get benched

    3. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      As soon as I saw the lineups today, I figured ill being sterling over KDB for my FH. Then sterling taking the penalty got me more confident. Then he missed it lmao. Now not sure.
      But I'm quite certain sterling will start both games. Kdb likely will start both too tho.

      I also doubt sterling is on penalties anymore

  4. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I plan on playing bench boost; if I play it is a -12 a good move. Swapping Steele to areola
    Bissouma to Soucek
    Bamford to Watkins
    Wood to Antonio

    Any help is appreciated.

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      -8 max I would say. Otherwise you're just off-setting the benefits of the bench boost

      1. Mane Mane Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yeah that’s what my thinking was, although with Steele and Bissouma not playing, ideally the two players replacing them could make that back. And I need the -12 to get all the changes in place to have a full DGW squad.

    2. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No way for a -12

      1. Mane Mane Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        It would allow me to have a full squad playing double gameweek and swaps two players who wouldn’t be getting a minute to two players who could get two games? So confused on what to do.

  5. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    59 pts , Tierney and Saka to go?
    Think it's a FH success!!!!

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Definitely.
      FH average is between 40-48 . So thats a W for you.

      1. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks mate

  6. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thoughts on Cavani for DCL for the double?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Would be non BB. And 11 DGWers assuming Villa retain their DGW status.

      Martinez
      Cancelo Cresswell Lowton
      Mane DeBruyne Bruno(c) Grealish Bowen
      Cavani Watkins

      Verrips F.Silva Dallas Kilman

      1.0m ITB

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cavani could miss the Pool game. Can see James and Rashford starting.

        1. Differential (c)
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Good point. Will have to watch for Ole's comments to maybe get a hint. Thanks.

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If Martial is definitely out am strongly considering, definitely more so than Antonio. But more likely to punt on Werner as a differential as have exactly 9.2 to spend.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I'm not bought on the Antonio train. I just cant bring myself to get him.
        Will have to monitor for Ole's presser.

  7. Phil's Stamps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    If we get news that Villa only have a single GW during GW19 which would you start out of these three?

    A) Grealish (mci?)
    B) AWB (liv, ful)
    C) Bamford (BHA)

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B OR C

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bamford, no brainer

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bamford

    4. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thanks, yeah had B in mind, but think he has a low ceiling. Brighton looked good defensively last night but Leeds are just so damn attacking, might be more fun to go with Bam Bam.

    5. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      yep C for sure

    6. Mane Mane Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Why could Villa be playing a single game and not the double gameweek as planned?

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Everton game in doubt. But the Villa Newcastle game may get added to GW19.

    7. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Def B

  8. Party time
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Will Kdb even play both games in gw 19

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thats hard to tell. Maybe or Maybe not. If he misses one i would say it would be the Palace game. Pep will be wary of Villa.

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I think he will play the Palace game. The game is on Sunday so that is enough time to rest.

        Just hope he plays, gets subbed off & then start the Villa game because that is also important but Pep could spin the roulette

        However, Sterling is the safest choice for the dgw

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Is he? Seems out of favour and that dreadful excuse for a penalty can't have helped his cause.

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            He was rested for the dgw. Kdb looked fatigued & could get benched

          2. Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I think Pep also said Kdb was tired so he gave the pen to Sterling. That could even make Pep bench him, it’s tough to crack the Pep roulette but Sterling is pretty nailed for those fixtures ( missed the fa cup & only played 8 mins last night)

  9. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is Coufal, Soucek and Antonio too much WHU for the doubles?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      no

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I have the first two so it is one of the reasons I'm not keen on Antonio, especially with Covid around.

      1. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        same here, that's why am asking?

    3. AC Yew
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dont think so with their fixtures. Currently got the first two cant stretch to Antonio

      1. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Have Coufal and Soucek and I can swap DCL to Antonio ....

        1. AC Yew
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Whats your strategy for GW19/FT situation. I would if you are planning to Bench Boost. Cant really think of any other forwards at that price point

  10. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    7 SGWErs/8 DGwers.
    Bench of
    McCarthy Bamford Dier Adams.
    BB or not??

    McCarthy and Adams are doubts. 1FT

  11. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Will Taylor be back for the DGW??

  12. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hopefully we get all the news on fixture rescheduling today. It's becoming a nightmare to plan any transfers!

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Unlikely i feel. Saturday morning we should get all the info.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not much worth planning and thinking about FPL until we get clarity

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yep

  13. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I have Meslier Dallas and Bamford.
    Would you transfer any of them out for a hit to a DGW player?

    Bamford to Antonio?
    Dallas to Coufal?

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dallas to Coufal is worth a hit.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Might be. Depends if you think Brighton will score .

  14. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Really at a loss as to what to do next week.
    1FT 3.5m itb
    Martinez
    Chilwell,Dias,TAA,Coufal
    Salah,Fernandes, Soucek,Grealish
    Kane,Watkins

    Johnstone,Bamford,Raphinia,Dallas.

    If Villa get a DGW I’ll be BBing I think.
    I need more City in.

    How does TAA,Raphinia,Kane >> Stones, KDB,Cavani -8 sound.

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Tough. Depends if you think KDB will do well. Kane Grealish> KDB Antonio could work?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yeh that’s an option if Villa don’t get a second game.

    2. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I'm in a similar situation with the 3 Leeds on the bench right now. If Villa get 2 games still I'd probably bench boost. Dont like the -8 unless you want to captain KDB

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        BB is a real pain for planning forward. I still may use it anyway and start moving funds.

        No KDB next week is risky imo. Should have got a lot more lat night.

  15. Going Home
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Which pair is better going forwards:

    A: Bruno and KDB
    B: Salah and Bruno
    C: Salah and KDB?

    Cheers

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      That’s tough.
      Definitely KDB . City’s fixtures are great.
      So A or C

    2. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

    3. wilkinson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

  16. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is there anymore likely fixture changes? Or is it set to go?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Villa fixtures may shift. Perhaps a Newcastle DGW from what I understood.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Villa Everton could easily be off with Villa N'castle replacing it.

      1. Mane Mane Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        What’s the reasoning for that game being off. Are Villa gonna be fit to play this week for sure then?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Same as the last game. Forced to play the kids vs City at the very least.

  17. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is BB for Johnstone Anguissa Dallas Taylor worth it?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No. I have ESR, Dallas and Dier and still not convinced.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      no

    3. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No

  18. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    These moves worth making for -8?

    Kane to Vardy
    Watkins to Antonio
    Dier to Cresswell

    Thanks.

    1. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      IMO, yes

    2. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Can you do the others without doing Kane to Vardy?

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes

        1. Carlton_Goal
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Would probably do those 2 then. Definitely like Dier to Cresswell

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Cheers.

        2. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Get Vardy 😉

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I am tempted, but the yellow flag is worrying. He needs to start both for it to be worth the hit.

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              He will start both imo

              1. EmreCan Hustle
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Yeah, Soton and Chelsea are both crucial fixtures.

                1. Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  & I don’t think he is injured, also he was rested for the fa cup match

        3. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Let us Party & Feast together!!!

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If Villa get Newcastle I’d keep Watkins and save 4 points.

      Think the other two are worth it. Just hope Kane stays quiet against Sheff United.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers.

    4. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes imo

  19. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    For those who see that Salah, Vardy, Agüero, and Grealish were all captained by the Top10K, remember that those teams will have subs and a (V).
    Otherwise, Tierney and Saka the two most owned to play today. Laca the most popular captain yet to play. He and Auba are obscene differentials. Very nearly gave Auba the (C) myself, but also nearly swapped him for Sterling too.
    TL;DR if Auba scores I get a big green arrow.

  20. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Son/Grealish/Mitchell > KDB/Foden/Stones worth a -8?

    If not, which of those single moves would you prefer for free?

    1. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Can u do Son/Mitchell to KDB/Stones?

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Unfortunately not, it's either/or for those unless I do Grealish > Foden to free up another million.

  21. dmcnam12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Best DCL replacement? Antonio?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Assuming you have Bamford, Antonio is best.
      Can you upgrade to Martial?

      1. dmcnam12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yep have Bamford, no $$ in the bank

  22. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    So the best DCL replacement is Antonio?

    Contemplating between using my FT to either bring him in or Coufal

  23. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hopefully this missed pen by Sterling means that KDB will be taking them from now on.

    Really disappointed with my KDB(c) considering what my points tally would have been if he took than pen rather than donkey.

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I own the Donkey and had KDB(C).
      17 points down the drain. Hoping they both come good in the DGW.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ouch

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Same here. Anglo-Saxon words abounded when he missed that.

    2. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      yep i know how you feel, i had kdb captain too. double whammy miss out on pen and assist. sterling what a muppet. he did same last season, took pen off kdb and missed

  24. George James
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Play Saka or Reece James?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Reece if fit

  25. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is BB for Johnstone Anguissa Dallas Taylor worth it??

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I mean if Taylor is fit, you're guaranteed 16 points off the bench as a bare minimum. I'd probably do it at that point.

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        14
        But yes I think its worth it

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          16 points the baseline BB boost for any player that doubles purely by playing 60+. Very useful that.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not for me. I'd save it for 26.

    3. Vazza
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It’s tempting but I would probably pass on that one

    4. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Do you think it's worth a -8 to take out Robertson and Grealish for Dias and Rashford?

      1. Vazza
          1 month, 14 days ago

          No way

        • FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Nope

      2. Vazza
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Would you do any of these for free

          A. Watkins to Antonio
          B. C. Jones to ESR
          C. Roll FT

          1. Chandler Bing
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            If Villa vs Newcastle is rescheduled to GW19, I'd save. Otherwise A.

            1. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              This

        • FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          So city had penalty takers problem with everyone missing.
          Then kdb started taking em and scoring.
          Wtf did pep decide to change that??

          Altho I'm certain kdb will likely be back on penalties now

          1. Chandler Bing
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I think KdB gave it to Sterling to boost his confidence. The game had been won anyway.

            1. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Lol so much for boosting his confidence

          2. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Who knows? I think it was my worst moment in FPL since triple captaining Sané a few years back. Still fuming now. Wouldn’t surprise me now if Pep benches the waddling twonk for the double.

            1. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Doubt it

            2. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I think the opposite. I think that he'll get a full match or even two to boost his confidence. I'm keeping. (I've made my bed and so I'm going to lie in it)

          3. The Hunt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            As soon as I saw KDB trying to get up I knew Sterling was going to take the penalty; he looked absolutely f*cked. I'm so glad because I've got Sterling in my Free Hit team and now I know that's one premium midfielder I never need to consider again.

        • Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          How is this looking for gw 19?

          Still worth a bb?

          Martinez.
          Stones. Robbo. Coufal
          Salah. Bruno. Soucek. Foden. Son
          Vardy. Antonio

          Mccarthy. Justin. Bamford. Dallas.

          1. Alcapaul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yea i'd still BB

        • RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          FH teams back in shambles, buildt for dgw, most with several players from avl, Leeds and Sou, which now only have A sgw.

          What’s the strategy?

          Just use FTs and hope for the best?
          WC?
          How many hits?