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Should we reconsider Everton’s FPL attackers for Gameweek 20 and beyond?

With no match in Double Gameweek 19, have Everton gone under the Fantasy Premier League radar ahead of Gameweek 20?

That’s what we are pondering in this latest article as the Toffees face a period of appealing fixtures.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men had fans on the edge of their seats at the start of the season and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) became a near-essential pick after delivering returns in eight of his first nine games.

Lucas Digne (£6.0m) was thriving as a maurauding left-back, providing five assists in 10 matches and summer signing James Rodríguez (£7.7m) hit the ground running in the Premier League.

However, as we look towards Gameweek 20, it is a very different story for Everton’s attacking assets.

With no goals in five games and a hamstring injury threatening to keep him out for the next few, Calvert-Lewin has been sold by nearly a million players

Digne and Rodríguez, once well-owned assets, are now in just around 13% of squads combined.

With FPL players selling Everton players en masse, we take a look at their underlying numbers to see if any of them are worth keeping for their appealing schedule.

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  1. KDB replacements?
    Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    If KDB is confirmed that he'll be miss GW20, who will you replace him with,if you don't want to bench?

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Son or Gundo

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

      Rashford or Grealish

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Gundo all day long - City pens/fks at 5.5 lol

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Then you will be tempted to spend your new found cash elsewhere.

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Exactly - Kane upgrades one of my 3 x 6m strikers.

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            This

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

      Sterling

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Jeez, you seen him recently

    5. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      My plan would be to do him to gundogan and then upgrade Alzate to son, and have 2.4m to spare.

      Just don’t see how KDB is viable at 12m right now.

    6. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Gundogan or Maddison

    7. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Gundo. I needed to drop one of the holy trinity to fund Kane. This would make the decision easy.

    8. Blush Response
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If its just one week I might just allow Raphinha to come off my bench.

    9. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Gundo and get Kane at the front.

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Or Vardy and get Kane for 23

    10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I will bench if it's only for 1. Need him back for SHU. Getting Gundo this week for Soucek.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Do you need him though? Look at his points v palace, wba, Newcastle and Brighton all at home. I’d rather captain Kane that week.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Food for thought. Thanks! Kane vs Brighton is actually a better fixture.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I think SHU is the better fixture, and city the better side, you just feel like Kane is more likely to be involved in goals.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Thats what I meant. Kane has the potential to get us more points vs Brighton as compared to KDB in his game against SHU.

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                No, I agree

    11. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thanks guys, Gundo seems to be the winner.

    12. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Interesting not one mention of Foden...

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Too much uncertainty

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Too much of a rotation risk compared to Gundogan

        1. Your Man With The Hair
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          surely that goes out the window if KDB is out though?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            You’d think so but Gundo will still be the more nailed option

      3. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        One bitten twice shy. Some have been twice bitten.

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

      I have 2 FT so seriously considering KdB and Wilson to Gundogan and Kane.

      Would give me Son and Kane, but Kane seems essential to me now. Permanent captain if I get him.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Don’t think there is a rush to get Kane this week, his record against the top sides has been awful this season (apart from united)

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

      KdB Cresswell to Dias Son

    15. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I have Son, Grealish, Soucek Fernandes and KDB.

      Will probably bench him this week then replace with Maddison for free after this current deadline...

    16. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Probably get grealish back & upgrade meslier to Martinez with the funds

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

      Tempted by Pogba or Maddison then use the cash to get Kane in the following week.

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

        I want to swap him for gundogan

        But as a previous owner of foden, not sure I want the rotation headache

        Saying that gundogan isn't part of the front 3 rotation is he, she he should be pretty nailed next few??

    18. The Rumour Mill
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not going to overthink this, so Son will be the replacement most likely.

    19. joey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      So many options. Maybe Maddison looking at form and fixtures. Means I can afford Bamford to Kane the week after, form dependent.

  2. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Everton have to get back to Hamez pinging it wide to Digne/Rich who were laying it on a plate for DCL. Coleman was also providing well on the other side.

    With the injuries and the 4 CHs the whole thing went to rats...

  3. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who wins this Cup round?

    A) Salah+10 points
    B) Salah(C)+Grealish+Wilson

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

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

      b

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

    4. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thanks all. B is me, so you've made me hopeful. Wouldn't give much attention to this Cup but both the teams I have faced until now have been FH teams and I have gone chip less both times. Opponents with great OR (around 25k) and therefore got a bit more interested 🙂

  4. Mr Frost
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Definitely worth keeping tabs on Digne. Wait for DCL to return 3 times in quick succession before bringing him in.

    1. Blush Response
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      DCL could actually be worth bringing back in once confirmed fit.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Wait ubtil Dacoure is back. Also integral to Everton set up.

  5. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Digne is the only one I would consider and that's even pushing it.

  6. The Alli Way
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Any suggestions what to do here? I built a team for bench boost and now need to move away from it, I'm going to have tons of points on my bench each week!

    Fabianski (McCarthy)
    Robertson Chilwell Cancelo Dias (Coufal)
    Salah Bruno Son El Ghazi (Soucek)
    Wilson Bamford (Rodrygo)

    Players i'm interested in, Maddison, Grealish, KDB and Saka

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I don’t think you’ll have tonnes of points on the bench, but certainly too much money on the bench.

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      What interests you about KDB? Most people are now looking at a move away.

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

      I would retain at least two of your playing subs given the likelihood of more COVID postponements.

      I think I would remove Chilwell and El Ghazi as a priority. I thought Chilwell was abysmal against Leicester and El Ghazi is not necessarily first choice.

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

      save ft

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

      I’d downgrade Rodrigo/Chillwell to bench fodder and upgrade el Ghazi

    6. The Alli Way
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      thanks everyone!

    7. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Personally would give chillwell another 2 GWs, 2 nice fixtures at home could get assists if not CS

    8. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      El Ghazi > Saka

      1. Punky
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Ghazi is a big differential, will strike anytime soon.

    9. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Soucek>Gundo done. Might've been an easier move than DCL>Antonio last week

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

        would you do it for -4?

        1. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Ahhhh Depends if you truly need him for this week? What's the rest of your team look like?

    10. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Highest score this week is 192 (so far) I'm not sure I've ever seen 200 broken?

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I def picked a great week to have my worst FPL week in history.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          You’re on 90 points?

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Not my link. Am on 46.

        2. jammie26
            1 month, 14 days ago

            90 points, dont think its your worst week somehow!

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

          https://twitter.com/FPLGeneral/status/1350385724680499201?s=20

          This is the record. The highest ever.

          1. Your Man With The Hair
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Waow.

      2. Blush Response
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Why do people suddenly want Gundogan?

        I've not watched City recently as I can't be arsed but he's never been a consistently good attacker. I seem to recall he had a spell last season when he notched one or two and was the new flavour of the week before immediately being sold en masse.

        When they have a centre forward fit surely he'll be relegated to a more conservative role again?

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Your second sentence makes the rest of the post pointless.

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          5 goals in 7 games

          He scored me, 9, 3, 18 since I owned him - not bad for 5.4mil

        3. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Look at his points across the last 7 weeks, then ask again if necessary

        4. Paulybaby123
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Well, because he's a quality baller. Full stop. He has been for a long time, just injuries have plagued him.

            You clearly don't follow football and are only interested in fpl points.

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

            You've not watched City recently. So, full stop.

          • gogs67
              1 month, 14 days ago

              He could have easily had a hat trick yesterday but for some crazy last gasp defending, at this moment he is a far better use of cash than KDB. That may well change but he's in form and that's what counts in this game

          • Lamplighters
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Rash and Bruno to Pogba and Cavani?

            Frees up funds, and reduces ownership....

          • Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            So much love for Gundo - is this because he is on penalties?

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Look at the last 7 games scores

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

            Would you WC this team?

            Fabri - Mendy
            Holding - C Taylor - Cancelo - Dier - Creswell
            Salah - Fernandes - JWP - Son - Rice
            Bamford - Firmino - Antonio

            1.6 ITB 1 FT

            Currently looking at a -4 but hovering over the WC button

            1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              No I would be thinking of shipping Jwp,Rice and Firmino on tho

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

                Yeah this, isn’t worth a wildcard imo

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

              JWP for either Gudogan or Grealish?

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

              My patience with Bobby F is waning.
              He's had plenty of chances but not bagged for a long time

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

            A. Dias
            B. Cancelo
            C. Chilwell

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

              A

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

            Repost: Who is “jcarmjn”?

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Deleted, spam 😉

              We have a new writer, Jamie, who is helping to cover some bits and helping us expand our content as we've struggled to get as many Members pieces out lately as we wanted to. And (in my opinion) he's very good, even if he accidentally called KDB 'German' 😀

          • Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Does KDB's absence effect Gundo's position on the pitch and his overall role? I know penalties come to him, but apart from that.

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Maybe penalties go to him. If sterling is on the pitch I imagine he’ll throw enough of a hissy fit to get them.

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                They tried that to get sterling back in the goals and it backfired massively

              2. Would Ed Woodward
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                No chance Sterling takes the next pen, I think he's done with them for good.

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

              not for the next 3 games at least maybe vs liverpool they will go back to a double pivot but at the moment because of the stones dias partnership and general consistency they are back to one holder so Gundo is playing more like the david silva role as one of the two advanced mids.

              Kdb out would just mean bernardo comes in for him and gundo stays where he is

              1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Could be spot on this

              2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Excellent. And thanks a lot!

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

            Best captain for GW21?

            A) Vardy (LEE)
            B) Kane (bha)
            C) KDB (SHU) if fit
            D) Son (bha)

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

              C then A

            2. BeWater
                1 month, 14 days ago

                KDB if he's fit.

                I may go Vardy myself if I haven't got KDB in by then.

              • No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Kane

              • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Cancelo

              • Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Kane.

            3. McPollolocco
                1 month, 14 days ago

                i have 2 FT. Is this a good fit

                - Bowen --> Smith Rowe
                - Alioski --> Digne.

                I already have 3 manchester city players

              • Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Gundo, Maddy and Pogba all playing as 8s now and seem to be finding the role suiting them. Almost feels like 8 is the new 10 for picking players.

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Ramsey and Yaya used to do likewise...

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Gerrard Lampard

                    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Indeed. It seems to me so many games have a training ground attack v defence feel in these non-crowd times. The mid arriving from deeper doing well. It might also explain that Liverpool front 3 struggling to some extent as everything just looks slow and laboured and Pool don't have that sort of player till Hendo or Keita get back in that spot.

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Haha. I’ve been saying this about Liverpool do ages. Imagine your supply line disappearing. That engine that is Hendo basically turned off and stuck at the traffic lights.

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          This. I hope Hendo is back tonight.

                2. Blush Response
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Do you believe that role continues for Gundogan, though?

                  As I mentioned earlier I've not watched City much lately - last time was when they played Chelsea and yes he did play well - but will his role not revert when they have a CF?

                  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I don't see why Pep would want to change something that is clearly working. Jesus is having a mare and no Kun yet. That said Pep is not the best person to trust on anything.

                3. Baines on Toast...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Good point. And it's also much better for bonus (higher accuracy, more passes and tackles). We've been a little spoilt with Salah etc basically being strikers, but these are the sort of midfielders that should actually get points for clean sheets and more for goals...

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

                Article: “”... Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) to play as a false-nine ...”?

              • Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                To Vardy or not to Vardy - great run of fixtures terrible form!

                1. Tsparkes10
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I'm getting rid I think.

                2. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  FPL form maybe but he's not playing badly, was very unlucky not to score against Southampton and they were so comfortable against Chelsea that his job was basically just to press for most of the game.

                  1. veedub1989
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Agreed. He's been wasteful but has been getting chances. On another day he'd have had a brace or better the other day - I'm keeping (also because of fixtures but more so what I've seen).

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

                  0 interest. Gonna get Kane.

                4. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Got him in for Kane (-4). Keeping for now and back to Kane in GW23

                5. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  He was very unlucky not to get more points in the DGW, I'm holding

              • Atimis
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                If I do KDB to Gundo, I could move Adams to Kane and keep Vardy as well. The question - is Vardy worth keeping?

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

                  Would give me Kane, Vardy, Bamford - also with cash to upgrade Bamford if needed.

                2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I am considering exactly the same front 3 if KDB misses more than 1. But if KDB is back in GW21, I will continue playing with Vardy and get rid in 23/ 24 for Kane.

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

                    I'm considering KDB to Gundo despite of injury

              • Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Aguero has COVID apparently

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I don’t have one.

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

                      You must have an Aguero COIVD specific spider-sense then. Incredible.

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        On the phone to my mate and he said. I don’t have the Twitter

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

                          Could have said your source was your mate then. Not that it would have been a very reliable one mind, but that'll be why you omitted it 🙂

                          Surely worth checking before posting rather than blindly believing what a mate says on the phone...

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Nah. Just say whatever one likes and stick apparently on the end. And it’s not like this is a job. It’s just some pointless forum where people with nothing better to do blather on about something that doesn’t matter. 🙂

                  2. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Thanks for providing 🙂

                1. JBG
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  And Jesus has cantscoreitis.

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

                    hehe

              • Tsparkes10
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Save and bench correct?

                Martinez
                Justin Dias Stones Dallas
                Son Bruno Salah
                Bamford Antonio Vardy
                (Johnstone, Raph, Coufal , Soucek)

              • Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Be nice for Jimenez to time his run back into Wolves with their run from around GW25. IF Wolves start to look more like it I can see him being a very interesting differential for the run in.

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

                  Sounds too optimistic, but you never know.

                  The mental ability to get over a head injury like that (to play as you did before) is another aspect altogether.

                  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Agreed. Heading is a massive part of his weaponry.

              • Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Another one for debate - are we all pretending Bernardo Silva does not exist as an option?

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  ...going on the last couple of games...

                  1. JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    He's been pretty bad from the eyetest though and scored his first PL goal last night(which shouldn't have been a goal even).

              • wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Best defender up to 4.5?

                1. THE KING CANTONA
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Holding, Mitchell, Taylor

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

                    cheers.Do you think it's worth to get Ward/Cahill over Mitchell?

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

                      I don't think it's worth it. Ward/Cahill don't offer all that much going forwards, or consistently in the BAPs. It's only nailedness in their favour and doesn't seem like Mitchell should be dropped.

                      Besides, Mitchell does whip in the odd cross.

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

                  Holding. Seems to do well on the BAPs, especially if the scoreline is low.

                  For A dark horse, maybe a Fulham defender. Have some decent fixtures & haven't been bad.

                  I'd otherwise go for the a Burnley fullbacks, but they have some tough fixtures short term so fine to ignore for now.

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

                    cheers for your thoughts Hazz.I guess Mitchell is a good pick for me and it's ann opportunity to get a cheap defender and save some money.
                    Burnley's fixtures are tough and i also have Pope who i want to sell.
                    My hand can't get a Fulham defender!If i could find 0.1 more i could go for Targett.

              • Blush Response
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Do people actually sit and watch each and every game? How do you have the time and patience for that?

                I have been following football obsessively since 1990 when I was seven years old and fell in love with it, but even so I cannot sit through 10 PL matches a week especially with their being no crowds.

                At the moment I probably listen to two or three games a week on the radio and watch one that appeals to me on Sky if I have the time. I tend to find the overhyped commentary extremely annoying on Sky, though, and I also find a lot of games these days are very stop-start because almost everything is a foul. I love it when refs just let the play go like Leeds City and United Villa this year which were terrific.

                Kudos to you if you're able to do it.

                1. Make Arrows Green Again
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I listen to around 1-2 games per GW on the radio. Maybe one game a season on the tellybox. Kudos to those who enjoy watching the game enough to watch as many games as possible, and I'm sure it helps FPL ranks.

                  1. Blush Response
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I prefer the radio tbh. It means I can go for a walk or do something else while I listen. I'd say one game a week is plenty - that's how it was in the '90s and it didn't feel oversaturated like it does now.

                    1. Make Arrows Green Again
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Ha and yes from comments below we are a similar age. I don't have the concentration span to watch a game on telly, but weirdly I can be doing DIY, cleaning or a spot of home brewing and concentrate 100% on the radio commentary. There always seems to be an early or late fixture on which helps.

                      That said, I don't enjoy the game enough as a spectacle to listen to many matches where I don't have FPL players in. It would have to be Liverpool vs Man Utd or something for that.

                      1. Blush Response
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Do you prefer Five Live or TalkSport?

                        I am a FiveLive fan myself but I have warmed a little to TalkSport - I think their commentators are forced to do a lot (like plugging SkyBet) which they wouldn't have to do on the BBC and that's not their fault.

                        1. Make Arrows Green Again
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Generally BBC but I don't really mind. I hate gambling with a passion so dislike all the odds stuff and the plugging you mention on TalkSport but it's only a small part of the coverage.

                          The BBC is a little gentler and warmer I find, but also a bit more anodyne and risk-averse too. Not much in it for me though!

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Some I suppose. Can’t be many though. We are the same age.

                  1. Blush Response
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    40 on the horizon!

                    I preferred '90s football but I can't tell if its just because I am looking back through tinted glasses. I do think there's something in the oversaturation though - TV games felt special then, now they are humdrum.

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

                      Very true about oversaturation. Its a similar situation with most other sports now too.

                    2. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Don’t! Time is evaporating at an exponential level. I liked it end of 90’s early 0’s. as I could see it change in front of my eyes as Wenger brought the game to a new era and actually made it sport. Now it’s become so modernised it’s cancelled itself out. I almost compare it to SKYNET and the real modern day world. We know the potential downfalls but rely more and more on technology and AI. The more problems we think we’ve solved the more are created. I did love life in the 80’s I must admit. Wonderful decade.

                      1. Blush Response
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I guess most people look back at their childhood - if it was a good one - and remember that period with fondness.

                        My biggest worry in those days was who I was going play as on Sensible Soccer =)

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Yeah I suppose. Was just such a warm safe time to be. Playing cricket in the countryside and village fetes. Now it’s just stab record this, acid attack that.

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

                            Cricket is another spot that seemed so much better back in the 90s and early 00s

                            Even every ODI game felt like a big game.

                3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I watch each one of them. Effecting my health now though. Sleeping at 4 in the morning is definitely not ideal.

                4. Joey Tribbiani
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I have to do/watch something else, usually split the laptop screen in half, other half football, other half something else

                    1. Joey Tribbiani
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        or I just listen in the background

                    2. gogs67
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Lockdown and watching football go hand in hand lol

                      • Nightcrawler
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Couldnt watch more than a game in a week before covid

                        Now my work is all online atm so hard to not have the tv on

                      • Right In The Stanchion
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I started watching in 1990 to we're the same age roughly.

                          Football and life was better in the 90s.

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            80’s baby. Wish I could have just stayed in that decade.

                        • Hooky
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I'll probably watch 4 or 5 games a week, especially at the moment. It definitely doesn't have the same excitement as back in the 90's though as it's been watered down so much. I do enjoy listening on the radio as long as Clinton Morrison, Michael Brown or Chris Sutton aren't involved in the commentary!

                          1. Blush Response
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Clinton "at this precise moment" Morrison!

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

                              He's awful. Was banging on about Cavani the other day and how well he did and what he brings to the team. Then said that he hadn't even watched the United game as he was driving. Idiot

                        • Jon Walter's Hatty
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Can get very tedious watching them all. I try and scout the key games/clubs where I know I will be sourcing players from.

                          The reason imo everyone misses Saturday games when 4-5 are on at the same time is because there will be an incident every so often and Jeff Stelling etc can go from game to game making it sound a very exciting day. In reality if you watch just one game you probably get something worthwhile happening every 5 minutes or so, unless it's a rare basketball type game like City/Villa last night. So it feels pretty boring. And it is much worse without any stadium atmosphere as well.

                          1. Blush Response
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Agree.

                            Its why I love the 3pm slot on the radio as they go around the lower league grounds and you still get that sense of footy happening all over the country and in Scotland etc.

                      • Atimis
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Which mid would you pick with 8.5 budget?
                        Maybe Pogba worth a punt?

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Maddison

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

                          Harvey Barnes

                          1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            this

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

                          Too many to choose from at the moment. I like Gundogan or Foden for the next 3 weeks. Barnes/Maddison also have nice fixtures

                      • Right In The Stanchion
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Just been alerted to Arenal's fixtures. GW20-30 look bad for CS so may sell Holding this GW.

                          Have Stones/Dias/Robbo/Coufal and 5.1m to replace Holding.

                          Is Rudigar a real option at 4.5m?? Chelsea have good fixtures coming up.

                          1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            just downgrade to Mitchell for the 5th def spot

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

                          Absolutely terrified of no Salah or anyone playing tonight

                          1. Right In The Stanchion
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              what??

                              1. Rupert The Horse
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Absolutely terrified of no Salah or anyone playing tonight

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

                              and only Grealish left.

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

                                Yup. Downside of no chips played yet

                                1. No Professionals
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  it's a decent score with no chips.

                                  and that rank, rock solid since week 3.

                            • No Professionals
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              i have salah and i'm terrified of the captaincy points

                            • wulfranian
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Pope would be the hero.

                            • Mika-eel
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Selfish of me, but I need him to go crazy tonight.

                            • Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Nah. He’s toast.

                            • Jon Walter's Hatty
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Liverpool will huff and puff again. Robbo probably the best man to be on tonight.