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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. Z
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Guys, what is the chanse that Antonio will start bouth games?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Depends if his legs and muscles don’t give way first!

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      slim imo but will take the gamble.

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

        Well...my gamble cost extra -4

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          who do you replace ?

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

            Son and Vardy for KDB and Watkins/ Antonio

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              not keen on this move. losing vardy is madness imo unless not fit. gl anyway 🙂

        2. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Depends for who?

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

            Son and Vardy for KDB and Watkins/ Antonio.

            1. Hart-ake
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Would be reluctant to take out Vardy for the double. And other way to fund kdb?

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

                Vardy is the only one that can be swaped. Anyway ty...ill try wo KDB 🙂

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

      Prob starts one bench the other

    4. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He looked anything but match fit v Stockport

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes, they don’t have a choice, no other strikers

  2. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I seem to be one of the lowest scores of the FHers around here. Everyone posting high 40s and 50s. I’m on 37 with 3 to play!

    Serves me right for going off FH template and picking Saiss over AWB and Gundo over second MCI def!

    Can’t catch a break!

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

      People post their scores if they're good and run away if they're bad, don't worry about it.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        True mate!

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        i m consistent and never post any 🙂

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      which 3 do you have left ?

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Laca, Saka, Tierney

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          think you ll reach 50 gl

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Thanks mate. You too

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      35 here 2 to go

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        On FH?

        Ok so not just me!
        Small red arrow?

    4. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The template is strong:

      Lloris
      Cancelo - Tierney - AWB
      KDB(c) - Fernandes - Son - Saka
      Kane - Laca - Wilson

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I had all of those apart from AWB and Wilson. Instead had Gundo and Saiss. Seemed like a good idea at the time!

    5. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If your triple Arsenal turn up then you're on 50+ which is a good score this week.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        It’s a huge if!

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          True but there's the hope. I've only got Tierney + ESR left and I can see the game tomorrow going either of 2 ways, either Saka and Lacazette go big or Zaha grabs a goal in a Palace smash and grab. Neither are good for me, but one of those is probably good for you.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Fair point!

    6. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      41. Probably just the second City defender our difference in score. 4 points. Very disappointed.

      My rival went Foden and Rashford and Maguire. Destroying me

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Such swings and roundabouts this season!

        What’s your plan for 19?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Well I’ve lost Adams McCarthy Raphina Dallas and Bamford so might just delete my team 🙂

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Same mate. Adams, KWP, Raphinha, Dallas, Bamford!

            Might keep the Leeds lads and ditch Adams

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I’m likely to do this...

              Son+Adams >> KDB+Antonio (-4) & save BB chip. Give me this, what you think?

              Johnstone(x2)
              Robbo(x2), Dias(x2), Lowton(x2), Coufal(x2)
              Salah(x2), Bruno(x2), KDB(x2), Soucek(2)
              Antonio(2), Bamford
              (McCarthy*, Raphina, Dallas, DCL*)

    7. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      43 with Laca and Tierney to play...

  3. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    What sort of shape are fh’ers teams in for DGW19 when they revert back?

    1. matiakez
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Confused shape

    2. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Most had been planning for it hence the reason they went for the FH in GW18

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Team looks fine.

    4. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      BB off the table now with the Leeds and Villa games are off. Otherwise, alright.

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Oh. Is that official? Hadn't seen it.

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yeah. It's a shame.

      2. Auntie Niemi
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Villa may play newcastle on fa cup weekend as their dgw19 next Saturday.

      3. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Mine is directly below. Depends on rescheduling, but I'm feeling pretty decent about it. **knocks on wood**

      4. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Decent shape, but my triple Leeds and 1 Southampton is a bit annoying. Thankfully Leeds have a good fixture anyway. The confusion over Villa could also be annoying for my City players.

      5. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A Leeds and Saints shape.

    5. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      All DGW-ers here:
      McCarthy
      Coufal, Targett, Chilwell, KWP
      Salah, KDB, Brunco, Grealish, Soucek
      Bamford
      (Forster; Wilson, Kilman, DCL**)

      1) DCL > Antonio
      2) Save FT

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

        Save

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          TY kindly.

      2. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Don't count your DGW chickens yet sonny jim

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Thought I left my "at the moment" line in there. Not counting just yet.

      3. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No double for Bamford

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yes, just now hearing that.

      4. Macca71
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        1)

        Leeds-Southampton off (so KWP away to LEI), chance Aston Villa-Everton off, which would give Villa 1 fixture away to Man City in the GW.

        1. Auntie Niemi
            1 month, 14 days ago

            They may play their game in hand against newcastle next Saturday as their are both out of the FA,accounting for their dgw19 match.

      5. nn11
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Would you swap Grealish and DCL for Rashford and Antonio?

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

          Nope

        2. Macca71
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yes, especially if Villa-Everton postponed.

        3. nn11
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Thanks. May just take the punt! No doubt United will get a penalty against Liverpool just to wind up Klopp

        4. seanie3
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          If Everton game is postponed I certainly would, also dcl is injured even if it did go ahead

      6. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        FH still a fail so far

        1. Kno
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          For you or in general? I am up 25ish on what my actual team would have gotten with 3 players to go

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Depends on your team before FH.

          Will be easily 30+ extra for me.

      7. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Non FH 36

        FH 48 with Holding & Laca to go, should see 20 up?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not bad at all, my original team 27 all out, this week team 42 + 3 ARS players left ... that could be 25 for me ...

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          depends if arsenal keep a clean sheet, but zaha loves scoring against them

        3. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          And would you consider +20 a result?

      8. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Holding, Saka, Laca for tomorrow. Palace to win 2-0. Because why not.

      9. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Will Mitchell start tomorrow?

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

          He is good shape....so i guess

      10. nkhoughton
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Is a West ham defender a better option to stone for the double?

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

          Stones"

        2. Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          You can think about Coufal, if you have double City def. If not keep Stones and save FT

        3. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I don't trust the West Ham defence to get 2 CSs. As an owner of double WH defence I'd be happy with 1 CS and hoping for an attacking return. Stones has a fairly decent chance of 2 CS.

      11. LǝgleSs e|even
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pheww FH chip saved looking good so far.. Lets go Laca! Lets end this gw strongggg!

      12. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        What's the deal with Antonio? Are we expecting him to start both games in the double?

      13. Better luck next year
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Would you play this team in GW19 or FH?

        Martinez
        Dias Stones Reguilon Saiss
        Bruno KDB Salah Soucek
        Antonio Bamford

        Steer Wilson Mitchell Podence

        1. Karhumies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Definitely would play that.

          1. Better luck next year
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Cheers. Will wait for news regarding cancelations and so on though.

        2. Bleh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Quite similar to mine so I’m offended!

          1. Better luck next year
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Haha sorry about that, just wanted some confirmation, seems like my squad is pretty decent from the replies here 🙂

        3. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          of course play it. never worth a FH

      14. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Best gk on a wildcard?

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

          Martinez imo

        2. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Fabianski if fit

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

            Fabi has bad fixtures after DGW

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Actually he has really good fixtures.

        3. Karhumies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I went for Martinez + Areola combo and I am happy with them.

      15. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Heung-min Son #FPL points against 4-man defences and 5-man defences:

        Back 4.... 2, 24, 18, 11, 10, 3, 13, 5, 9, 13.
        10 games, average points per game = 10.8

        Back 5.... 1, 13, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2.
        7 games, average points per game = 3.7

        Sheffield United's back 5 up next... sell?

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

          Nice stats. Thanks.

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          No space for Son to run into. How does Kanes score compare with 4 and 5 man def? Most likely selling Son to Salah

        3. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Son rarely does well against low blocks. Son to KDB is an easy transfer for me this week. Keeping Kane.

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

          Great stuff

      16. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Need Lacazette and Saka to go BONKERS! Or else I might

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Same

      17. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        40 plus Mitchell to go on a non FH, gotta be happy so long as Arsenal don’t turn up big time tomorrow

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Oh and -4

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Good job. You just have to hope Arsenal do an Arsenal.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Fingers crossed!

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

              Mine too, but sadly for the Arsenal lots this time!

      18. marcos11
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Worth keeping McCarthy or look to move him on?

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          so uninspired by all the possible wilson replacements shall I just go for bamford?

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Wilson might get dgw

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              really, how ?

            2. seanie3
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Wilson could have a triple gw and wouldn’t bring him in and I own him

          2. Karhumies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yes Bamford

        • Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          What are Martinez owners doing with uncertainty over Villa's fixtures? I'm half tempted to switch him to Fabianski for the double. If fit of course. West Ham have decent fixtures after as well.

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            50/50 for me. Tempted ship him out for Mendy but not sure if worth a hit

            1. Hart-ake
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yeah would be a hit for me too. It is for potentially two games versus zero though. Mendy is a decent shout.

          2. Karhumies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Play my 2nd keeper, bench Martinez

        • Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Kane + Grealish to KDB + Antonio (-4)

          Thoughts?

          1. Dr Van Nostrand
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yep thinking same except DCL instead of Kane for me

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          All those people who dumped Villa assets on WC will be struggling to get them back for DGW20

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            not really all are cheap as chips

          2. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Wildcarders not allowed to use FTs?

          3. F4L
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Man I'm way behind, is there going to be a double in 20 now?

        • drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          So leeds and southampton no longer have a DGW, all that planning for nothing. What can I do with this lot ? BB plans out the window. 1.3 itb. Suggestions people

          Johnstone
          Robertson Coufal Cresswell
          Son* Salah(C) Bruno Soucek Raphinha*
          Vardy Bamford*

          Mccarthy Dier Adams Ayling

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

            5 last GWs....planing and countig BB....and now its end

          2. Macca71
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I don’t mind that side! 8 with two fixtures, then Son and Dier vs Sheff Utd, Bamford vs Brighton. Save your BB for another day

        • Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          RP - Would you use the BB here?

          Johnstone Raphinha Holding Rodrigo

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            probably not

            1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Thought so, cheers

          2. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            no

        • Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Hi.....would you bb this team please?

          10 dgw players. 3 Leeds v Brighton. Martinez and Watkins with 1 game

          Can take another hit to lose Watkins for up to 7.8m....

          Think I have to go for it......thanks

          JOHNSTONE martinez
          ROBBO STONES DIAS COUFAL Dallas
          SALAH BRUNO KDB SOUCEK Raphinha
          ANTONIO Watkins Bamford

        • Labile
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          43 (-4) with Mitchell to play without the FH.

          Arsenal stay quiet tomorrow and I’m going to take it as a huge win 🙂

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            48-4 all out, (C Bruno)

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Doesn't feel like a huge win, but ok 🙂

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          So KDB will be rested for Sunday's game ?

          1. Long ago I drew a walrus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Unlikely given how important he is. Sunday evening also a decent turnaround compared to Saturday afternoon.

          2. Z
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            He will not play two games for sure

          3. seanie3
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Can’t see it myself

        • Tomson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          TAA on Draft...
          Keep?
          Or trade for one of these available: Alioski/Walker Peters/Holgate/Maguire/Bailly/Alderweireld

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

            also Aurier

        • Lukakuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          What's a good score for a non free hitter so far?

          1. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            40. And if you own Arse players it’s a bonus.

        • DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Free hit is 17 up on my original team with 2 arsenal left. I’m happy with that. Would have also lost serious ground in my ML, success i’d say

          1. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Personally I’d be expecting 30 as a minimum margin for a well played FH. Which is why I didn’t play it this week. Felt I could not achieve it. Have been proven right.