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Injury latest on De Bruyne as Gundogan emerges as Man City’s best FPL attacker

Man City 2-0 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Bernardo Silva (£7.4m), Ilkay Gündogan (£5.5m)
  • Assists: Rodrigo (£5.4m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m)
  • Bonus points: Rodrigo x3, Gündogan x2, João Cancelo x1 (£5.8m), Ruben Dias x1 (£5.8m), B Silva x1

KEVIN!

Pep Guardiola and owners of Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) alike will be sweating on his fitness after the player was forced off in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

There were already concerns about the Belgian’s condition going into Wednesday night considering he was given a rest during the final 20 minutes of the 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace.

De Bruyne was able to start for the 13th straight Premier League game but he lasted just 58 minutes in the second match of Double Gameweek 19.

And Guardiola only heaped further concern on De Bruyne’s owners by confirming post-match that the injury could be muscular.

“Kevin De Bruyne put his hand on his leg, so I have the feeling it will be something muscular. These things happen with this amount of games.” – Pep Guardiola

It is, of course, too soon for either Guardiola or Fantasy managers to know the full extent of De Bruyne’s injury and the player is likely to have a scan on Thursday to assess the damage.

It is worth saying that there is slightly longer than usual for De Bruyne to recover considering that Manchester City’s next Premier League match does not take place until next Tuesday.

There is also an FA Cup match against Cheltenham Town on Saturday which will allow Guardiola a chance to rest De Bruyne.

Crucially, it means we will have at least two pre-match press conferences for the manager to update us on the Belgian although not many in the Fantasy community will enjoy being at Guardiola’s mercy in a media briefing…

HAPPINESS IS A WARM GÜN

Ilkay Gündogan (£5.5m) extended his impressive run of form for Manchester City on Wednesday evening.

His fifth goal of the season, and second of Double Gameweek 19, helped the German international to a third double-digit haul since Gameweek 13, more than any colleague across the same period.

In total, Gündogan has racked up 54 points in his last seven matches (7.7 per game) and, with West Bromwich Albion (away) and Sheffield United (home) up next, interest in his signature is sure to increase.

His new advanced role has been well-documented of late but what helped him get on the scoresheet against Aston Villa was his place in the penalty pecking order.

With a flagging De Bruyne removed from proceedings after 58 minutes, it fell to Gündogan to dispatch a 90th-minute spot-kick after Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m) had forced a handball out of Matty Cash (£5.0m).

And if the Belgian is set to miss a few games, then Gündogan’s stock can only increase further, especially if he has a stronger claim to penalties than Jesus and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m), who he shared the pitch with during stoppage time against Aston Villa.

Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) had gone off by the time Gündogan put Manchester City 2-0 up but his troubles from the spot this season have been well-documented.

SILVA LINING

For the second time in three Premier League matches, Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) was selected to occupy the false-nine role for Manchester City.

With Jesus consigned to the bench for the second time during that run, Guardiola’s preference for a more fluid front-three comprised of midfielders is becoming clear.

Judging by his pre-match comments, it sounds as if that outset may continue until either Jesus or Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) can start finding the net again – when given an opportunity, that is.

“Strikers have to score goals. The way we want to play does not depend on strikers, centre-backs, full-backs. We have a special way to play, sometimes we need strikers, sometimes we don’t.” – Pep Guardiola

Silva is already reaping the rewards of his false-nine role as he scored his first Premier League goal of the season against Aston Villa.

But he went close on other occasions including a well-saved header at the back post in the third minute.

“Bernardo Silva, I said many times, is one of the most intelligent players I have ever seen. He can do everything in every position and he has the quality to score goals too. It’s really good for him and us. A fantastic goal.” – Pep Guardiola

CANCELO CULTURE

The João Cancelo (£5.8m) rollercoaster still had plenty of dips and loop-the-loops in the second match of Double Gameweek 19.

Fresh from a one-point cameo against Crystal Palace, the full-back returned to the side on Wednesday evening, playing in the left-back role initially and securing a clean sheet and one bonus.

That made for an eight-point score for the Double Gameweek while John Stones (£5.1m) and Ruben Dias (£5.8m) enjoyed 27 and 17-point hauls.

But Cancelo certainly had chances to get close to his central-defensive counterparts as he struck the crossbar in the first half, which would have resulted in a De Bruyne assist had he found the back of the net.

And in the second half, the Portuguese international drove through the middle of the pitch and fired an arrow of a shot at the bottom corner before Emiliano Martínez (£5.1m) turned away a certain goal.

It is worth saying that Cancelo was more involved in the game during the first half when stationed on the left-hand side of Manchester City’s defence.

However, he was forced to staff the right-back berth after the 28th minute when Kyle Walker (£6.1m) was forced off with a knock and replaced by Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) – a switch that somewhat limited his involvement.

That said, Cancelo’s chances of starting games and avoiding further benchings could be boosted if Walker faces more time on the sidelines.

“I haven’t spoken to the doctor. If Kyle Walker asks to be out, it is because something happened. Hopefully just a kick.” – Pep Guardiola

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Walker (Zinchenko 28′); Gündogan, Rodri, De Bruyne (Jesus 59′); Foden, B Silva, Sterling (Mahrez 72′).

Aston Villa XI (4-2-3-1): Martínez; Targett (N Taylor 75′), Mings, Konsa, Cash; McGinn, D Luiz; Grealish, Barkley (Ramsey 68′), B Traoré (El Ghazi 68′); Watkins.

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1,041 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Henning
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Taa and Soucek out for Dias/Cancelo and Gundogan?Third City is Stones.

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      for free defo

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    This KDB situation is definitely not ideal. Had planned to do Soucek to Gundo. Have the exact cash for it. With high possibility of Gundo's price rising tonight I will not be able to execute my planned transfer if I wait for KDB's news. Should I just do Soucek to Gundo irrespective?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      If you have decent bench cover I’d keep this week and do your planned transfer if that’s what you want to do. Gundo looks good value.
      I’m planning to bench as I have Soucek,Watkins and Dallas on the bench.
      Save the transfer then if he’s still out switch his funds to Kane with 2FT.

  3. Cojones of Destiny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    any chance my cup rival wins it?

    me: Mo(C) + Robbo + 3 points
    him: Grealish

    worried Grealish to go ballistic vs new

    1. momomaimai
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      No chance

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      0%

  4. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Whoopie! Into the top 1m for the first time this season.
    7 weeks from 3.1m >> 913k

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Great work mate

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks, I’d took hits every week between 3 and 12 including a crazy -24. Ive tightened up since then and played sensibly.

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Same - hits aren’t bad when taken sensibly

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 2 days ago

          The temptation to change and take hits after a bad week can become too tempting, which increases the longer the run goes on. Patience and sensible planning are vital but can be underappreciated.

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            So true. Up to gw 12 I’d taken 64 points in hits and used my WC.
            I’d say at least 40 of those hits were uncalled for.
            About 64 is usually how many I take in a season. So yeh guess I just got into a spiral. Every week thinking I might as well keep the run of hits going. Lol

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Similar story for me!

      Hopefully now Top 100k in a few weeks

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Nicely done.

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Took 9 to reach 140k from 1.7m! This week has been disastrous though. Dropped 40k.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Dropping 40k isn’t too bad. Your in a good position now. Well played.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Will hopefully reverse the trend. Have all the chips left. Will just need to plan them well now.

    5. Cojones of Destiny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      well deserved mate im right behind you on that 😉

    6. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Stayed around 1.5-2 million for most part of this season - in the last few weeks got green arrows and now at 105k. But only Salah and Wilson to go. Only Wilson masterclass can help me retain this rank I guess

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

      Keep going, don't rest on your laurels!

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        That’s the plan. Always try to first beat my previous years final rank which was about 300k then my best ever if attainable 5k.

    8. jb1985
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Great work, I am in similar boat - GW12 - 3.7M >> 1.04M with 4 players left to play (Triple villa & Salah) so hoping to break into top 1M.

    9. Wally banter
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Great work mate, not just up as you still a good few weeks and similar story for me.. when gw17 started i was 3.1 million and with three weeks 17, 18, 19 reached upto 1.1 mn
      Just salah tc remaining, didn't use any chips... all of a sudden feeling hopeful on 500k finish

    10. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Nice work mate! I had been hovering around 2m mark and now nearly into 500k. Planning and a cool head are exactly what is needed. Those hours I spent doing that after my early city triple up at the expense of Kane/Son unravelled were worth it

  5. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    KDB ➡️ Son no brainer if he's injured?

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I'd wait for more news on KDB

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      If you fancy him against Liverpool,yes.
      I’m holding at least one week.

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I may do this if he is injured

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I’m probably going to Grealish which can easily get me to Kane, prefer to get him personally

    5. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I will probably go for Sterling GWs20-22 and then Son in that case

  6. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Who is more important
    1. Son
    2. Kane
    3. Both

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Kane all round for me, I’ve not owned him all season, but looking to get him in next week..

  7. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Triple Man City defence is an option? I’m certainly very tempted

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Y'all are gonna jinx it

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I think certainly from set pieces both CB look dangerous, fixtures looking pretty decent too..

        1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          And Cancelo is over due 5 goals and 10 assists

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I was tempted in tripling up last week to get Stones in ahead of KDB.
      Definitely an option but blocks getting KDB or another attacker from City.

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      of course, no defence comes even remotely close since Dias came in

    4. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah but don’t shout about it too loud. I’m on triple city def, yielded 58 points this week alone

  8. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Main concern with removing KDB this week if injured would be GW21 captaincy, was prepared to (C) him home to Sheffield United. Back Brighton too much to go Kane or Son unless forced so Vardy vs Leeds (H) is the other place to go despite his consistent fraudulence for me.

    Unless Cancelo (C)... 🙂

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Dias also finding bonus, ceiling possibly too low..

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      After the BB my bench is strong enough to keep Kevin this week. Then if his injury is still an issue in 21 I’ll have 2FT’s and maybe switch KDB,Watkins > Pogba/Maddison + Kane in 21.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 2 days ago

        KDB and Watkins -> Maddison and Vardy could be brilliant...

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Selling Watkins is extremely silly

          1. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I'm actually looking to buy him this week. Think him, Bamford & Antonio is the optimal front three now

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              That’s my front 3.

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Optimal front three will soon need Kane.

              1. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Could have those 3 plus Son.

              2. jomikijiq
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                he's the best C in GW23, but can definitely wait until then

          2. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Who would you sell then from Bamford,Antonio or Watkins for Vardy/Kane?

            Or keep them and get Son.

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 2 days ago

            You say this as if you think your opinion matters to me. 😆

          4. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Why?

            I know there are doubles around but he's returning at almost the exact same rate as Benteke - just more minutes - and hasn't scored since early November

        2. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Maybe. Double up v Leeds could be tasty. Can we trust Vardy?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Perhaps. Doubt I'll make the switch if KDB is fit though.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Vardy(c) is an interesting shout for Leeds. Might avoid Spurs till GW23 then as I could go KDB & Brewster to Vardy & Gundo this week.

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

    Hey guys any changes to this team? Was planning to save pending KDB's injury. TY

    Marti
    Stones Cancelo Coufal Chilwell
    Son KDB Bruno Salah
    Bamford Antonio

    Brewster Taylor Alzate.

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      very good team, just wait for KDB news

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

        Thanks mate. That's the plan. Really keen on ESR and Shaw as well.

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

          Excellent GW and record btw. Well done 🙂

  10. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    No half price membership offer in midseason?

  11. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    How’ve no chips done this week? Currently 115 with Salah Robbo Grealish Watkins. 150 a target for me this week. From 90k to 30k. My best gameweek by a country mile.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Ok

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I know I wouldn't have done so well if I hadn't FHd. Glad I did

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Anythinh under 150 for a free hit is poor IMO. Score/team/captain ??

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Agree. 150 minimum on FH.. waste of a chip otherwise

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            121 on my wc with only Salah left. Waste of chip?

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 2 days ago

            How did GW18 FH work out? Lmao

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              150's all round by the sound of it

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Funny, all I was seeing were 30s and 40s with the occasional 50 thrown in

            2. IRBOX ⚽
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Really well actually

          3. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Theres no hiding for free hitters with less than 150. Plenty hitting 130 without chips. The template without FH has done extremely well.

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Rubbish.

    3. Maarrrr17
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      103 with salah captain and martinez to go.
      Everyone else in my mini-league used multiple chips and ive managed to outscore them, pretty chuffed.

  12. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Assuming KDB is injured, best option here please?

    Martinez
    Robertson Stones Cancelo Coufal
    Salah KDB Fernandes Rahpinha
    Vardy Bamford

    Forster Soucek Brewster Ferguson

    1 FT, 0.2 itb

    1. KDB >> Sterling
    2. KDB >> Gundogan (save funds to bring in Son / Kane for someone next week)
    3. KDB >> Son
    4. Save FT, play Soucek

    Thanks!

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      4. Sterling and Gundo are very poor FPL assets and Son is going to blank a lot given his fixtures

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      4

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      if he's out for longer than 1 GW I think I'll go Sterling and then Son in GW23

      1. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        if just one GW then easy save

    4. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      And Soucek has Palace - Antonio might have stole a bit of his thunder but still good chance of points

  13. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Salah (TC), Trent, Martinez, Grealish, Watkins to push me into the top 100k. Easy done

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Sweet.
      105 -8 here. On BB .
      Salah,Martinez,Grealish,Watkins left.

      Pretty pleased although feel my -8 was a little disappointing.
      TAA,Raphinia,Kane > Cancelo,KDB,Antonio.

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Stick with Foden?

    A Leicester, Barnes, Maddy

    B Gundo

    C Another?

    Martinez
    Robertson, Stones, Dias
    Bruno, Son, Foden, Salah
    Kane, Bamford, Watkins

    Johnson, Soucek, Coufal, Mitchell

    1.5

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      He looked good. It’s a scary ride before the tea sheets are released though.
      It’s tricky.

  15. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    What is the highest single gameweek score anyone has ever had on fantasy, does anyone know?

    The guy who’s got the highest points currently is on 192.... I thought I was doing well on 136 with Salah & Martinez left haha!

    1. gogs67
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Was linked to a 226 score yesterday from a few years back

      • The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Not a sgw this...

    2. -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Despite still waiting on salah(c) this weeks transfers finally working out, an no chip used

      Took out DCL&Kilman (-4)
      In - Stones and Antonio (45)

      NET 41pts!

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Inspired transferring!

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Great, I’m on 12 net with Salah Tc and Robertson to play, so hoping I can match that..

    3. as33
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Robbo and Firmino hope u will haul tonight 😀

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Who is the best KDB replacement as a one week punt ? (assuming we already have Salah, Bruno & Son)

      1. Merlinho
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Sterling probably?

      2. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Sterling

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Sterling is always the obvious option but he looked awful yesterday

    5. Maarrrr17
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Am I allowed to brag about something relatively minor on here or nah

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        HOLY BIG SCORE!!
        Of course you can.

      2. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        you may, but you have make it sound like you did it unintentionally, e.g. "currently on 106pts with 6 players to go, season is over.."

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        only if you innocently add 'any good?' at the end 😉

    6. Merlinho
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Zouma looks like he’s dropping tonight. Who’s the best replacement of £5.6m or lower? I have Stones already as well as Coufal, Dallas, Konsa.

      I’m looking at Justin, Maguire, possibly Zinchenko, Holding, Reece James, Rudiger or maybe a jump down to Mitchell to free up some cash for a transfer next week.

      1. Kryptonite666
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Not having Justin is somehow hurting my rank. Do you have double city already ?

        1. Merlinho
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          No but I can’t get there in one transfer unfortunately other than Zinchenko who is playing a bit more currently but obviously a risk.

          That’s why the trade down and double up next week is tempting - free up some cash and then get Dias in.

      2. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Justin seems the most exciting of those. Would maybe consider Tierney (albeit tough fixtures coming up). Cresswell if you can stand double Hammer. And Spurs defence (is Aurier likely to get a run?)

      3. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Shaw

      4. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        if you are playing 3 at the back then Mitchell easily, if 4 at the back Shaw or Justin seem best.

        Not sure on impact of Pereira on Justin minutes though?

    7. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I have my vice on Bamford if De Bruyne does not play. Any thoughts ?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        When it comes to Newcastle I can't criticise any cap choice against them

      2. Merlinho
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Not sure I’d do that currently - Leeds are looking poor recently and I don’t trust them one bit.

    8. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Dias or Cancelo?

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        С

    9. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Morning everyone.

      Martínez
      Cancelo | Cresswell | Chilwell
      Raphinha | Salah | Fernandes | Sterling
      Watkins | Bamford | Firmino
      -----------------------------------------------------
      Johnstone | Coufal | Soucek | Dallas

      Save the FT?

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        good team that but Id lose Bobby sooner or later

        1. One of Those Days
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Cheers mate

    10. DRACARYS
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Does Barkley return mean El Ghazi's playtime will be restricted? Got him for a nice fixture run but if he starts returning 1 point, there seems to be great alternatives at that price range atm such as Gundo or Saka. Already have KDB so not really sure about getting Gundo. Or should I go for him regardless?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Yes, Grealish back on the left

    11. gmando2011
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Was it worth the hit?

      so today i finally looked back to see if my -12 was worth it for the last gameweek.

      the conclusion is that taking the -12 gained me +3 points - however it did more than that - it allowed me to set my team up for the next couple of weeks also. i deliberated long and hard about taking a -12 and the concluision is i'd do it again.

      not only this but the -12 also enabled me to use my BB - rightly or wrongly. wasnt a great week for BB (LEEDS) - however it did allow me to cancel out the hit.

      ended up on 119 (-12) with Salah (c) still to play tonight - without the hits and the BB i'd have ended up on 85 with my BB still in tact. so you could say i am 22 points better off (for the GW)

      with lots using a chip this week it allowed me to stay with the leading group - and not fall behind like some have.

      Did others have success taking a big hit this gameweek?

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        -8

        Tierney/Lacazette/son 13
        Robertson/Antonio/Salah TC 33

        12 points up on my hit with both still to play, which I think is a huge success..

        Looking possibly to downgrade Robertson soon but will be patient..

        On 103 with Wilson Salah Tc Robertson so hoping to make more ground on rival who are 60 clear, majority had Kane/Son from the beginning of their hauls and I reluctantly ignored the double up

        1. gmando2011
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Thats quality - and got rid of 2 arsenal players for 3 fairly tricky next fixtures

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I feel confident of getting into top 100k from 400k used all chip bar bench boost, but I think I can navigate through..

      2. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Dallas 2
        Raphinha 2
        Kane 9

        To

        Stones 27
        KdB 8
        Antonio 18

        For -8

        Net gain 32 points

        1. gmando2011
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          amazing - i had Stones in so many times! then settled on Ederson at fear of rotation

      3. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        -8, DCL, Adams and McCarthy out

        In, Ederson, Antonio and Watkins

        I’m way up on those moves

    12. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Score check?

      96 with Salah(c) and Alisson to go

      My non FH team would have been on 61(-4) with Salah(c), Grealish, Wilson and Martinez to go. Lol

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        What wd the Free transfer or hit(s) have been?

        If like others u would have got stones then the FH was a waste

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          I wouldn’t have

          My hit would have been Kane + son > Salah + Davis letting me keep cash in the bank for Wilson > Vardy

          Huge FH success for me

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I think I will be up 30-35 points on FH minimum which is massive

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        136 on BB with Salah, Martinez and El Ghazi to go

      3. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        So 39 pts vs Grealish, Wilson, Martinez.

        Basically hoping for a 1-1 between Villa and Newcastle with none of your players involved

      4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        100 with Salah(x3), Mane, Martinez, Watkins to go

      5. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        131 with mo(c), Robbo, target, jack and Watkins to go

        On a bb

      6. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        102 with Salah left to play. TC played

      7. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I looked at my team and considered whether to FH or take a -8, I went for the -8. Currently 122 (-8) with just Wilson to go.

        To honestly decide if your Free Hit was a success you really should look at what your 3 or 4 key moves would have been (no way would you just go for one free transfer) by looking at who you brought in on your FH and who you captained.

    13. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      22 points left on my bench....any good?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        How many to the right?

    14. gmando2011
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      TEAM FOR THIS WEEK

      EDERSON (wba)
      DALLAS (new), JAMES (WOL), CRESSWELL (cry)
      FERNANDES (SHU), SALAH (tot), RASHFORD (SHU), MADDISON (eve)
      VARDY (eve), ANTONIO (cry), BAMFORD (new)

      McCARTHY (ARS), LOOKMAN (BHA), COUFAL (cry), JUSTIN (eve)

      In the cup this week - really need to win - with 0.2m in the bank are there any obvious changes (id naturally change rashford to son if they werent playing liverpool) - (coufal to shaw was the other i considered)

      or save the transfer?

    15. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Time for Salah brace. Screw that Zambian doctor

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        The curse is real

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          You think? He scored in a cup

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            or maybe the cup was the fifth blank since he didn't score points for fpl but played. that is 5 blanks in a row, time for a brace

          2. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 2 days ago

            He said 5 gameweeks not 5 matches. Forgot about the curse and capped salah now regretting it

    16. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      WC in GW 24 or 25? When we will know the full setup of doubles and blanks?