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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. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What's happened to the Leeds Southampton game?

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rescheduled. Southampton to play Shrewsbury in FA Cup tie.

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ahh i see. Fair does.

      2. PremKraut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        ffs

    2. Steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rescheduled to accommodate Southampton vs Shrewsbury fa cup tie

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

      When did this happen?

      1. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Today

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Very tough to navigate these late changes, now more SGW players in the team, BB these line up? Yes or No?

    Martinez (EVE, mci) ESR (NEW) Dallas (BHA) Bamford (BHA)

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Y

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes

    3. elwardio
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes

    4. pitstop1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      AVL EVE to be postponed

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah heard that

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thx all

  3. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    With the Leeds-Southampton game off, and Adams still flagged for the Leicester game, I’m thinking about getting rid for a -4. I have 6.3m to spend, who is the best DGW bet?

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Antonio?

    2. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would go with Antonio.

  4. PremKraut
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How the hell did I go from 11 dgw players to 7 ?
    Surely can't only blame it on the booze. I created my perfect DGW squad weeks ago.

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah, same. I'm now just gonna treat as SGW with a few extras...

      Planning is useless.

  5. HD7
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    1FT:

    Mccarthy
    TAA Holding Coufal
    Salah Bruno Son Maddy
    Wood Bamford Kane

    Fraser Taylor Bissouma Mitchell

    A) Salah to KDB; Wood to Antonio (-4)
    B) Son to KDB; TAA to Stones; Wood to Antonio (-8)
    C) Son to KDB; TAA to Stones; Wood to Antonio; Kane to Vardy (-12)

    1. BeWater
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B

    2. vincentwsho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If you have De Gea already, which would you prefer for the coming DGW19, Shaw or Dallas?

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

        Dallas only single now

        1. vincentwsho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yea so Shaw better? Even if Shaw's Pool fixture and Dallas against Brighton?

    3. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Couple of questions please, if you don't mind.

      McCarthy, Son, DCL -> Flappy, KdB, Bobby Deco-Reid
      Or
      As above, but keep Son and switch Klich out for Foden, and bank £1m+?

      Either of these likely to pay back a -8 in the DGW?

      And would you still BB if it ended up like this
      Meslier Flappy
      Lowton Robbo Justin KWP Cresswell
      Salah, Soucek, Bruno, son/KdB, Klich/Foden
      BDR, Bamford, Vardy

      Many thanks.

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      BGW29 will have even more blanks than this one, think it was a better call to use chip there.

      At least the Leeds fixture will not have this 1-0 scoreline lol

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Any blank likely to be filled in with a rescheduled fixture.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Not really, teams will be playing in FA cup quarter finals

      2. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        And you know this, how?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Not hard to figure it out, check Ben Crellin

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Look how many games need rescheduling. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realise when teams get knocked out of the cup competitions it frees up a fixture slot.

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              They'll all be most likely be rescheduled before that lol

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                says who?

                1. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Why will they hold off rescheduling fixtures and pile them up when there are several mid weeks free for non European teams?

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Let’s see shall we? Leeds have 2 games to be rescheduled and are no longer in the FA Cup, for example.

                    1. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      You're proving my point lol.

                      Leeds remaining fixtures will be rescheduled before BGW29 and they will have a fixture in BGW29 as they are out of FA cup

                      1. Twisted Saltergater
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        So not a blank for them then...

                        It’s simple logic that with more postponed games, the traditional blank gameweeks won’t be as bad as previous seasons.

                        1. Inazuma X1
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          What? lol loads of other teams will blank due to FA cup quarters

                          Piled up fixtures will be rescheduled before GW29 as they're mostly for non European teams

                          And for say City/Spurs who are most likely going to be in FA quarters will blank in GW29

                          Their fixtures could be arranged after GW29

                          Hence overall less fixtures in GW29

                        2. Twisted Saltergater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          You’re assuming there are no further postponements between now and GW29. We have 2 months of this to deal with.

                          Let’s revisit this conversation closer to the time.

                    2. Salarrivederci
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Which postponed fixture would say could be rescheduled into the BGW29? 🙂

                      1. Twisted Saltergater
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        We can’t plan for DGW19 more than a week out and you’re asking me to say what my plan is for BGW29? 😆

      3. Labile
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Happy I saved it then 🙂

      4. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Depends on your non FH team this week to be honest.

        I would have been on 23 with no frees and non to play. Currently on 51 with 2 to play so definitely no regrets from me.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          True haha

        2. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          But not sure how you'd navigate BGW29 with less fixtures

          1. Honourvolley
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Fewer fixtures, fewer “premium” players to get! Maybe couple of hits if any and hope for the best. Similar to those this week, can work out well!

            1. Salarrivederci
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I think it's completely different.
              All those taking hits this week bought players they would want to keep going forward (premiums)
              You're suggesting taking hits to bring in the likes of Sigurdsson, Digne, Raphinha, Wilson and Zaha to field 8-9 players in BGW29

              1. Honourvolley
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Not necessarily. Wilson, Raphina and Digne are semi popular long term picks as well.

                I’ve seen some bring in Kane/Son this week just for cover with the plan to ditch next week for the DGW. Lots of options out there

      5. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I think the biggest problem with not having FH in BGW29 is the Man U players.
        Looking at their fixtures from now -> GW26 they're so good.
        We will all have 2-3 from Man U. But if Liverpool beats United in the FA-Cup then you could be in some trouble.

        In DGW26 they might only play one game (away to Chelsea), and in GW27 they are away to Man City.
        My plan is to transfer my squad into a deadly 15man BB team for DGW26.
        Therefore I will offload all United players just before DGW26. Since I have FH for BGW29 I could just use my free transfers to bring Bruno and maybe AWB/Rash back in for West Ham at home. In BGW29 I just FH another or two in my team since they most likely will be the only attractive team besides Everton that week.

        Those without FH would have to hold Man U players in BGW26 away to Chelsea, and GW27 away to City just because they can't afford not to. Otherwise they would only field a 4-5 players in BGW29

    5. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would have had 15 dgw players but with Leeds-Sou cancelled,Taylor's injury,Adams' injury and Balbuena lost his place i don't know what to do.Should i still use my BB if Taylor and Adams are fit?
      Son->Sterling or Son+Pope->Kdb+Fab are my thoughts.I can also do Wood->Antonio(-8).Any thoughts appreciated.

      Pope/Johnstone
      Taylor*/Balbuena*/Taa/Dallas/Coufal
      Raphinha/Son/Salah/Barnes/Fernandes
      Wood/Adams/Bamford

      1ft 2.1itb

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Taylor's DGW fixtures are awful, so I'm not seeing a lot of BB benefit with this lot.
        Son & Pope -> KDB & Fab should repay the -4,
        Wood will play twice whereas Antonio is a risk, and is still getting up to speed.

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          cheers

    6. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Looks like the template FHers with KDB cap scored around 50 give or take for GW 18.

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Still 3 ARS to come, hopefully 🙂

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        LiveFPL suggests 43 as a current FH average with around one Arsenal defender (Tierney 58%, Leno 26%, Holding) and just over one Arsenal attacker (Saka 54%, Laca 45%, ESR) to go

    7. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Martinez*
      Dallas, Robbo* , Stones* ,Coufal*
      Salah*, Bruno*, Son, Soucek*
      Kane, Bamford
      Forster James Bissouma Adams
      What To Do

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Treat as SGW with a few extras, and look ahead.

        My strategy.

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Okay.. You mean do -8 pts and go ahead ?

      2. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Just 7 DGW it worth to use BB Chip ?

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No, I'm not losing my Leeds players, certainly not for a hit.

          I'm keeping my BB up my sleeve.

          AVL - EVE is off too most likely...

    8. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Guys, very lost now that I’ve had 6 DGW players turned into single GW players.

      Only 4 DGW players instead of 10...
      1FT 1.9itb

      Martinez
      Reguilon Robertson Coufal
      Salah Bruno Son Grealish Raphinha
      DCL Bamford

      Forster Rodrigo KWP Mitchell

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        As above. Treat as SGW with a few extras, and look ahead.

        My strategy.

        And certainly not put the TC on KDB 🙂

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Sure Not TC KDB

        2. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Why not?

    9. Labile
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Martinez/Foster Son Adams -> Antonio Salah Fabianksi -8?

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes

    10. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Is Cancelo worth the .8 over Stones ?
      Furlong has more assists than him 🙁

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He's like a Lamptey that doesn't get injured but also gets zero actual attacking returns

    11. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would actually prefer if Villa Newcastle was put into GW20. Villa would have NEW, bur. Would legit do Martinez(c)

    12. Pepeye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dias guaranteed 6pts per game, 12 if you make him captain

    13. cigan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      My plan was to bench boost and I think it still makes a lot of sense, what do you think?

      Martinez Johnstone
      Robbo Dias Dier Lowton Holding
      KDB Bruno Son Gundogan Saka
      Vardy Bamford Adams

      Only problem is I can't get Salah/Mane back in unless I sell both Vardy & Son (or KDB/Bruno + Bamford/Adams) for a hit, which I don't really like (got 1 FT & 0.2 ITB). Any other ideas than Adams > Antonio/Watkins or Saka > Soucek?

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Team looks good. I am also selling Adams from my team. He is still flagged so may miss the first game, and the second game is now postponed. I wouldn’t be taking hits to sell Bruno/KDB, I think generally it doesn’t matter which 2 or 3 premiums you have as they could all haul at any given time.

        1. cigan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Thanks! I'm deffo selling Adams and possibly 1-2 out of Dier/Lowton/Saka/Gundogan as well

    14. Pepeye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tired or not KDB will now take all penalties going forward

    15. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      DCL going down tonight. Hate to lose the cash. Is it too early to swap him for Antonio?

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If the 0.1 makes a difference then just go for it

        1. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thanks. I have the money. Will wait. God forbid he tests positive before the game!

      2. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I’ve only regretted the transfers this season tbf I’ve over thought and waited on, much better when you just go with your gut.

    16. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who is the better DGW BB goalie? Areola or Johnstone?

      Fulham have the better defence but the harder fixtures, which makes it tricky.

    17. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If Villa - Spurs got moved to DGW19 it would be amazing!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes! Though would give me a real headache in terms of getting Salah!

      2. Manimals
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Is there much chance of that?

      3. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If that happen WC ers and FH ers in big trouble,especially if set up for BB

      4. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Villa Newc might be the one

    18. PremKraut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What is this shxt? It is absolutely useless to play FPL this year. You can plan all you want, if it's not Covid, it's a ridiculous Cup game.
      It's just plain craq.

      You build your whole team and gain advantages over your chasers, in the end their teams are packed with City players and City get a DGW by accident.

      That has nothing to do with skill anymore.

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Chill out mate. Being able to adapt and react to things is just as much of a valuable skill as long term planning of transfers or whatever else you consider important. Anyone can copy the template team from a forum/Twitter, much more difficult trying to make these decisions at short notice. Makes it far more interesting.

        1. PremKraut
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          How the hell would you adapt if you tripled up on 2 very promising Leeds fixtures and had a whole DGW team that was extremely superior to your rivals, but then at the "last second" it was decided that the fixture list would just be completely shuffled.

          All I'm saying is that it's not possible to react sensibly.

          1. stu92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            You could argue that by tripling up on any team this season, you’re leaving yourself exposed to postponements and rearrangements. If you were planning properly, you’d have taken that risk into account so that the reaction didn’t need to be so severe.

          2. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Leeds still have a good fixture and there are likely 3 other teams with a postponement so you are not in the worst position

      2. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If you'd had triple city like me you'd have already been severely punished by the city spurs cancellation. Frustrating yes but it's affecting everyone

    19. MikeS
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why is everyone dumping Martinez?

      1. BeWater
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Sounds like Villa might end up with one game in 19 which is City away. I'm keeping him. Bought him at 4.5 and they'll have about 8 games in hand at this rate!

      2. Corona is not good 4 U
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Taylor and Son -> Dias and Foden for -4?

          Thank you!

        • jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Had Foden in most of my wildcard drafts but went for double defence with Neto in the end...if City had conceded it would've been upsetting!

          1. stu92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Haha true! Double defence is probably a better wildcard move though, Foden won’t score more than City keep a clean sheet.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              true that man

          2. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Still the better long term choice

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              yeah, true enough, knowing Pep he could bench Foden for the next 5 lol

              1. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                So glad mahrez did nothing today.... starts after back to back starts in the cup after U finally lost patience with his four zero and 1 pointers in a row

        • Manimals
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Which week is likely to be the second big double game week - is it 26? Thanks

        • Pepeye
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Best 3 City to own Foden, Dias & KDB

          1. stu92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Are you asking or telling?

        • HD7
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Mccarthy
          TAA Holding Coufal
          Salah Bruno Son Maddy
          Wood Bamford Kane

          Fraser Taylor Bissouma Mitchell

          Son to KDB; TAA to Stones; Wood to Antonio (-8) ?

          1. BeWater
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I'm thinking over a few options for my team. Son > KDB, TAA > Stones and Adams to Antonio is something I'm considering.

              1. HD7
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                So we are in the same boat:)
                In this case we have ti hope Stones is nailed and Antonio is more or less fit now.

                I had another simple idea with Salah to KDB and Wood to Antonio (-4) but I would have if Spurs had an emphatic victory probably. Now this idea is off.

          2. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Could I get by without Sterling next couple of game weeks?
            Looking to triple up on City with either a double defence or midfield.

            1. HD7
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I dont wanna hear about Sterling for a while 😀
              (Like a lot of people after this night I guess)

          3. highsguy
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Adams & McCarthy -> Antonio & Areola -4?
              y/n