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Planning future FPL chip usage around upcoming Cup postponements

Now we have reached the half-way stage of the season, the number of ‘dead teams’ is growing and it is left to the committed Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers to fight it out for overall rank as well as those all-important mini-league positions.

This season, things are slightly different, in that we have multiple teams already with games in hand as a result of postponements. This gives active FPL managers added complications when it comes to planning.

We have a better (although still not yet fully formed) indication of which teams are likely to encounter further Blank Gameweeks due to FA Cup progression.

We also have Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, who will miss Gameweek 33 as a result of the League Cup final, and Fulham and Southampton, who were due to play them that week.

Keeping abreast of the Blank and Double Gameweek developments will be vital for success during the remainder of the season. Many FPL managers will have already deployed at least some of the chips available (second Wildcard, Bench Boost, Free Hit, Triple Captain). If you haven’t, then that could give you a huge advantage over the opposition if used to their full potential.

I have three of my four chips left in play for this last part of the season – the Bench Boost, Triple Captain and the second Wildcard. In normal seasons the chips feel important, but this year they feel like tiny FPL rockets which can either skyrocket your season, or blow up before takeoff, leaving you reeling.

Bench Boost

When Double Gameweek 19 was announced, my original thought was to play the Bench Boost chip. However, as we entered the run of fixtures preceding the Double, we saw multiple matches postponed and players forced to isolate.

This uncertainty of players and fixtures put me off playing the chip. When a Gameweek lasts for a week it is impossible to account for the week that follows the Gameweek deadline and thus I held onto it.

Now comes the big decision as to when to deploy the chip.

So far this season I have benched 167 FPL points, where the player wasn’t substituted in to the team. This includes seven Gameweeks where my bench has scored more than 11 points (11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 18 again and 19 points). Given that I am 190 points behind the current leader at an overall rank of 44,000, those points are definitely missed opportunities.

Three of my benches so far this season

The success of my benches this season has made me consider playing my Bench Boost chip in a single Gameweek rather than a Double. My team structure this season has been to ensure I’m never struggling to get a full team out if games are postponed after the deadline or players are out on short notice.

The ramifications are there are always benching headaches and most of the time there are multiple FPL points sat on my bench. There are a number of Gameweeks coming up over the rest of the season where my whole squad looks to have the potential to return and a single Gameweek could provide me with an even better set of fixtures than for a squad I could build for a Double Gameweek .

Triple Captain

For the last couple of weeks leading up to the Double Gameweek I was planning to trust Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) with my Triple Captain chip. Most seasons my Triple Captain ends up being someone from the red side of Liverpool. They have been consistent in both their form and starts and always seem to provide a safe bet for the armband. Last season Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) had the privilege of wearing my Triple Captain armband and that was a success.

Why FPL managers should focus on the short-term this season

However, Salah blanked against West Brom in Gameweek 15, blanked against Newcastle in Gameweek 16 and again at Southampton in Gameweek 17. And he is now on a run of five Premier League matches without an attacking return. That suggests holding the Triple Captain was probably a wise idea for my team.

Unlike the Bench Boost, which could do well for me in a Single Gameweek, I will be looking for a Double Gameweek to play the Triple Captain chip. However, it’s not just about the Gameweek or even the fixtures, the form of the player going in to the week is vital as we are seeing right now with Salah.

While I wouldn’t be opposed to giving Salah the Triple Captain armband in a later Double Gameweek should Liverpool get one, his form would have to improve.

Kane and Son both return in new formation as Spurs breeze past Sheffield United 3

I think, unsurprisingly I know, I’ll look to Triple Captain Harry Kane (£11.1m) this season. Spurs already have a game in hand against Aston Villa which should have been played in Gameweek 17, and they will have to play their Gameweek 33 fixture against Fulham at another time, due to appearing in the League Cup final. Therefore, there will almost certainly be at least one Gameweek between now and the end of the season where Kane and Spurs will play twice.

Given Kane’s form so far this season in terms of goals, assists and bonus points I struggle to see myself triple captaining anyone other than him.

Second Wildcard

This chip has the potential to be the most important left in my arsenal. Playing the second Wildcard at the right moment is key not only for the immediate boost to points it can provide but also in terms of long-term strategy and planning.

The second half of this season will likely throw up some unpredictable moments due to the pandemic. It will also throw up changes to the fixture schedule as a result of the FA Cup which we as FPL managers will have to keep track of, especially as draws for the fourth and fifth rounds are happening at the same time.

My current squad feels solid for the next few Gameweeks at least without the need for any immediate surgery so the second Wildcard will remain safely in my back pocket until it is needed.

There is the possibility that we have a Blank Gameweek later on this season containing very few players we would want to own them long term. Having already used my Free Hit chip, I will likely look to dead-end my team in the build-up to that Gameweek, ensuring that I have a decent side for the week, and then hit the Wildcard to rebuild for the back end of the season.

At this stage my team value is up at £104.6m allowing me to access more of the highly valued players as well as keeping a solid bench. I had for a brief moment thought of Wildcarding around Blank Gameweek 18, however many of the players in my current team would have had to be sold and the value in them would have been lost too. While this may not seem important, it is if you want to buy the player back again as they cost more to own than what you sold them for.

Subsequently, it seems sensible to do this towards the end of the season where hopefully the situation with the pandemic is clearer and there will be less chance of postponements. This means I’ll be able to invest less in my bench due to team value being less important by that stage.

Legomane graphic showing fixtures through FPL Gameweek 25 including European commitments and Domestic Cups

I’ll be eagerly awaiting the FA Cup results in Gameweeks 19 and 20 and their impact on FPL Gameweeks to pick the perfect moment to play the Wildcard chip.

Final thoughts

We are coming to the most important part of the FPL season. This is the time where casual players often fail to prepare for the Blank and Double Gameweeks, or have already used their chips.

We also have half a season’s worth of knowledge and understanding on teams and players, meaning we can make more informed decisions. Early moves now for players who have the form and fixtures to last until the end of the season, or even better form, fixtures and something to play for can give FPL managers an edge on opponents.

Hold on to those transfers, don’t knee-jerk in players, and hold it out as close to the deadline as your nerves can stand to have the best knowledge of any changes to the Gameweek or the players clubs have available to them.

Most importantly, plan for those chips, but be flexible. The game is changing week-on-week and so too should our FPL strategies. I’ve stopped planning for the long term. I look at it and make decisions that suit both the short and long-term, because it’s less frustrating if matches are moved or players are unavailable.

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1,310 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fplking14
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Martinez Button
    Stones Dias Dier Coufal Douglas
    Salah Bruno Son Grealish Anguissa
    Vardy Antonio Bamford

    0.2ITB 1FT
    Thinking to do:
    Vardy to Ings
    Vardy to Kane and Salah to Gundogan/Barnes for a hit?

    Any ideas?

    1. dmcnam12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Vardy and Salah to Kane and Gundo looks decent

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I think ings is a bit risky in the current climate need to see him have a game

    3. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      With Liv and Tot facing one another it seems risky to me to transfer in kane for vardy.

      It is even more risky transfering Salah out for Son this week.

      If you have the patience you have a decent 442 this week and can re evaluate next week with 2ft

  2. dmcnam12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bottomed

    Mccarthy
    Cancelo, Stones, Coufal
    Salah, Sterling, Son, Bruno, Grealish
    Bamford, Antonio

    4.0, Ayling, Davis, Douglas

    1 FT, 0.5 ITB

    Anything people would do? Or hold?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Get an additional playing member?

  3. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Vardy to Ings? Already have Bamford and Antonio.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Promising.

      Monitor Watkins now Barkley is back, all his goals came while Barkley playing, DGW to come.

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      If Ings is fit then he appears to be the best striker in that bracket. I prefer Adams for the time being. Both should compliment one another anyway

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Hence I dont trust Ings fitness at present and would hold out for two or three games

  4. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Best options?

    Robbo to Justin, Shaw,

    Soucek to Barnes, Pogba, Maddison

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

    Johnson, Soucek, Coufal, Mitchell

    1.5

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pogba if you are feeling a bit punty

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ta

  5. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    2 quick questions!!

    1. KdB -> Gundogan, Barnes, Sterling

    2. Vardy -> Bamford, Ings, Werner

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Gundo I guess, not keen on any forward choice - Bamford this week

  6. JPowell612
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Went all in on City Defense, can fix it with a WC later when KDB is expected back. It’s definitely more interesting now in midfield/striker with some big names out. Hope everyone‘s gambles pay off, mine were adding third City def, Son, and DCL. What are yours?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I keep coming back to gundo just because the fixtures are so good and it feels like little risk for 5.5

      1. JPowell612
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I almost went there but City has spread the goals around all season, the only consistent thing has been defense. For 5.5 tho I get it!

  7. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Wolves with a strong first XI struggling against Chorley, oh my...

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

      How are they struggling? 0-1 is exactly what Nuno wants

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Willian Jose can't come soon enough

  8. tom_p77
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Ziyech>Salah for a hit?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      ???

      1. tom_p77
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yep?

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Surely can wait. Salah has Spurs next

    3. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Form is temporary class is permanent.

      Salah would be the scareiest if I had to pick one of Kane Son or Salah for next week

      Not sure about the hit though

  9. Street Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    For anyone unsure about ambiguous united assets that may and may not start

    Rashford & Cavani now first choice.

    Martial will play if 3 pronged attack but cavani’s spot in a 2 for now.

    Greenwood no way near first team atm

    Shaw- has left back completely nailed.

    Bailley/Lindelof- avoid. Absolute minefield.

    Bruno, is well, just Bruno.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Agree

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      What makes you think Cavani is nailed on first choice?

      1. Street Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Martial’s form is non existent. Cavani has bought into the hard working ethos and scoring goals/has form.

        Accommodates rashford better, who is better from the left, who has form and martial can’t go right whilst Cavani can.

        Also not sure how now pro pundits/commentators have realised yet but when we play 2 up top, the reality it’s a 3 with Bruno as a false 9 and the 2 up top splitting.

        Would love someone to come up with analysis for this. I suspect Bruno’s attacking returns are better when 2 attackers in front as he is the 3rd. 3 attackers he has to do more work in midfield.

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Form aside he's been sticking with Martial on the left though? Shoving Rash on the right and even benching this week.

          1. Street Friend
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I’m guessing rashford needed a rest as he had played a LOT of football recently.

            I’m confident Cavani won’t start this weekend and will start v Sheffield.

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Fair. Agree on first choice. See Pogba LW/Rash RW for bigger games tho.

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I keep getting the feeling Bruno gets a rest soon since it’s so many games in a row and Ole can see what happened to Kdb
      In saying that United have been so poor when he sits so probably can’t afford it

      1. Street Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I agree Bruno will get his rest soon but try selling and guessing the week that is at your peril.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          For sure. Plus I bought at 10.5 so just can’t

    4. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cavani is a work horse, no doubt about that. Wish I could say the same about Martial.

  10. Labile
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    KDB and Soucek -> Sterling and Barnes -4 is tempting thoughts?.

    1. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Isn’t Barnes a striker?

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          No, mid

          1. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Sorry, brain fart, Harvey you mean. Yeah nice moves.

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I like it. Particularly the Barnes pick

          1. Labile
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Thanks both

        3. MidTableFantasy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          City without KDB scares me but I'm sure they will prove me wrong. Likewise Leicester without Vardy.

          1. Labile
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Thanks!

        4. Team Bobcat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I think KDB to sterling is enough. Do you really need the (-4)? Do you have any playing sub?

          If you have a playing sub or two then i think the one transfer is plenty

          1. Labile
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yes I have Matt Targett vs Burnley? Or can play Soucek.

            Did you get rid of Mason yet!? 🙁

            1. Team Bobcat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I did for Soucek last week omly. I would prefer to have Greenwood again such is my faith in that guy.

              He is last on my bench at present

              1. Team Bobcat
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Should read *Such is my lack of faith in Soucek.

                Soucek appears to have been a poor choice but I have subs

              2. Labile
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Respect bro hope he’s back soon he seems depressed or something rn I’m sure he’ll be back and he has many years to go.

                1. Team Bobcat
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I have no doubt Greenwood will be back in my team before the end of the season again if not very soon 😉

                  1. Labile
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Your belief is something else 🙂 I don’t think I’d be recommending that but I’m all for seeing one of my favourite players do well and I’m sure that’s soon so why not! He’s being struggling with his mental health.

        5. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Quite like the 2 moves but I would stagger it no need for -4
          Leicester at Everton isn’t easy
          Wait a week vs Leeds imo

          1. Labile
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Think I’ll be doing that now thanks 🙂

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Wonder why so many are selling KDB right now (is now set to drop on FPLstats)? Surely makes sense to wait for the current GW to be over, FA cup games and injury news? I don't see the urgency but it seems everyone is in a rush!

        1. djman102
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          People know he isn't going to play, so they think they'll sell now to avoid price drops. They're not thinking about (or ignoring) the risk that the player they bring in could get injured/ill between now and the next gameweek.

        2. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 6 days ago

            He has been confirmed 4-6 weeks out why wait?

            1. Milkman Bruno
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Oh yea I understand what you are saying now

                1. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Yeah, it's just a weird herd mentality why so many feel the need to react straight away to the news!

            2. COVID-CASUAL
                1 month, 6 days ago

                It’s bizarre to jump early.

                Firstly, pretty much anyone you want is cheaper than KdB, so no risk of being priced out.

                Secondly, given the season context where whole teams have been locked from training some patience may be a virtue?

                At the very least I’m waiting until after my targets have played cup ties.

              • HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                If you don’t check/worry about prices too often then you run your own race
                As you say, herd mentality when you see someone rising/dropping you react
                Who knows with these algorithms anyway what’s accurate

            3. Finding Timo
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Looking at Antonio but worried fixture mixed but does that matter ?

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Not imo

                2. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Fixtures look great for the next five.

                  1. Finding Timo
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Ok cheers looks like Vardy to Antonio it is then !

                3. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Exact funds for Vardy and Soucek to Cavani and Grealish-4?

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Like both

                  • djman102
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Reminder: Wolves win now doesn't change the GW29/26 pictures much.

                    GW 29: Man City vs Wolves still on for a blank

                    Wolves play the winner of Southampton/Arsenal next round. Arsenal coming out of that pool likely causes the most carnage to GW29 (since Southampton face Spurs and Arsenal face West Ham who are in ManU/Liverpool's pool)

                    1. aleksaa2
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Yeah, but gw29 is light-years away

                      1. djman102
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Agreed. But I've seen plenty of questions about who's likely to blank/double (mostly on Twitter, mind), so figured I'd throw the info out for anyone interested. And while I'm no Ben Crellin, I quite find the hypothetical scenarios fascinating.

                        1. aleksaa2
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Yes, I find that interesting too, especially predicting who'll have a double or not based on the FA Cup draw for these two rounds and making different scenarios.

                          Kudos to Ben, this season must be insane for him with all of these postponements and schedule variations.

                  • The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    A) Sterling this week, Cavani next
                    B) Sterling this week, Ings next
                    C) Grealish this week, Kane next
                    D) Foden this week, Kane next

                    1. aleksaa2
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      C

                  • cnewman7
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    What to do? 1 FT 2.3 ITB
                    Bench order?

                    Martinez
                    R James Dias Dallas Coufal
                    Salah KDB* Foden Bruno
                    Bamford Antonio

                    Mendy Soucek Justin Wood

                    1. Onz
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Justin, Soucek, Wood imo
                      Good luck

                  • FantasyTony
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    KDB + Brewster > Gundog + Kane is a no brainer, right?

                    1. aleksaa2
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Yeah

                    2. Gemma817
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        As no brainer as it gets

                      • MidTableFantasy
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Nice!

                      • The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Gundogan is a trap

                        1. fplking14
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Why?

                          1. The Suspended One
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Won’t be receiving all those easy chances in the box without Kev in there

                            1. fplking14
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              If Gundog and Maddison are traps, who else is there?

                      • STONEROSES
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Looks awesome yep. Do u have Son, out of interest?

                        1. FantasyTony
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          No, I went with rashford for the double.

                          Unless he strikes gold next week, he's out for grealish and I'll use the funds to upgrade elsewhere.

                    3. Gemma817
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Johnstone
                        TAA, Justin, Stones, Dallas
                        Bruno, Salah, Soucek, Gundo
                        Antonio, Bamford

                        FT 0 ITB 6.3m
                        Benching: Vardy, Mitchel and Burke...

                        a) Let it be
                        b) Change Vardy to someone with a -4 and play him instead of Dallas/Soucek
                        c) Vardy to Kane next GW for free

                        1. aleksaa2
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          C probably

                      • Onz
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Having played my BB this week and the Injury to KDB, Zouma and Bellerin MIA I need to restructure to get better value for money in my starting 11 and a bench that will provide cover without busting the bank.
                        So far I have removed Fabianski, Bellerin, Zouma, KDB, Son and Wood to give me
                        Leno (Forster)
                        Cancello, Dias, Tierney, Coufal ( Dallas)
                        Mane, Bruno, Gundogan, Pogba ( Soucek)
                        Kane, Bamford ( Brewster)
                        4.4 itb
                        Missing some Villa cover so I was contemplating Soucek to Grealish or even Barkley but that would then be a formation change to 352, and there is good value in defence atm
                        I would like a bit more dark blue and a Chelsea defender and or a Leicester player would be ideal. Leicester have the fixtures and are showing some form, Maddison has never done well in my squads and with Vardy out that could adversely affect him. Pereira and Justin are under consideration.
                        Spoilt for choice atm so any comments appreciated, thanks in advance 🙂

                        1. Team Bobcat
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          I would like Justin also at the back.

                          I sm not convinced with Cancelo. Ihave heard the highe ceiling and all of that but he will be benched often. Stones appears more nailed and much cheaper. I would swap him for stones.

                          That allows a move for Salah soon should the need arise.

                          I quite like the pogba punt.

                          Watkins would be my villa man of choice. Much cheaper than Grealish.

                          I would select Martinez in goals too but Leno could doas well also. Goalies are trick options.

                          1. Onz
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Thanks T B
                            Cancello can play further forward and could / will be used as a play maker in KDB's absence. I also like Stones but his attack points are flattered by this weeks performance.
                            I looked at Watkins and will do so again before deadline, the goal keeper one is tricky for me, I made a conscience decision to avoid Martinez when he went to Villa and I now seem incapable of picking him now. GK's have cost me a fortune in transfers this season setting up for a BB and punting on Pickford at the start of the season. Leno is good value imo and should hold his own without costing me too many transfers in the future. Still holding the FH for a BGW and TC for a DGW

                      • Phil's Stamps
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Projected points this week:

                        Coufal: 3.4
                        Robertson: 3.4

                        I'll probably bring in Son & Kane so makes sense to bench Robbo over the West Ham man, right?

                        1. FantasyTony
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Probably. Feels wrong though.

                          Liverpool are still a good team, Tottenham are Tottenham and West Ham are West Ham.

                          1. Phil's Stamps
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Cheers. Yeah, head says Coufal, but heart says Robbo. Zaha out would make the decision easier.

                      • Danno - Emre Canada
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Boring question but takes away from the KDB ones, Targett or Dallas? Targett has a couple more fixtures to fulfil but a potential DGW and more of an attacking threat.... cheers

                        1. djman102
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          I prefer Targett (especially as I don't own Martinez), but since he went off with a knock, wait to see what happens vs Newcastle.

                        2. aleksaa2
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Only worry about getting Targett now is 4YCs. Had him most of the season, a place in Villa's defence for 4.5/4.6 is a bargain. If you have another bench player to cover up in case of a 5th yellow, get him.

                          1. Danno - Emre Canada
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Thanks. Any other 4.8 def worth a look at not including Coufal

                            1. Danno - Emre Canada
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Sorry 4.6m I meant to say

                              1. aleksaa2
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Holding is the first that comes to mind and if somehow Ben Davies keep starting regularly, I'd take him.

                        3. Phil's Stamps
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Definitely Targett. Villa are pretty solid at the back (and light years ahead of Leeds in that respect), and he has extra games. For me the optimal Villa 3 at the mo is Martinez, Targett & Grealish. The Villa man has less attacking threat than Dallas but clean sheets are a defender's bread and butter.

                          1. Danno - Emre Canada
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Thanks, good points

                      • Sid07
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Kdb to
                        1) gundogan
                        2) Madison

                      • Tsparkes10
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        0.5itb

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

                        Save ft or make a move or 2?

                        1. fplking14
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          I would play Soucek over Raph.

                          What are you planning to do with Vardy?

                          1. Tsparkes10
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Defo get rid this week or next but not sure for who yet and team is okay this week

                        2. aleksaa2
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          I'd save, probably for the next gw downgrade a defender to Mitchell to afford Vardy to Kane.

                          1. fplking14
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            If you want Kane then save the FT. You could transfer in Ings if you want?

                      • Skogen89
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Kdb and vardy to

                        A) son and kane
                        B) gundogan and kane

                        1. fplking14
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          A for me. Spurs have good fixtures and both of them won't get rotated.

                        2. Sid07
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          A

                        3. MidTableFantasy
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          I would go A- Gundo I feel will be good in the short term but I imagine you'd want to transfer him out soon once he drops to the bench or loses form. Son is a season keeper for me.

                          1. Skogen89
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            I still have my wildcard and bb left, so this is short term. I want 3 City and i do think they have better fixtures than spurs.

                            My front seven are grealish, kdb, salah, bruno, (burke), vardy, bamford (welbeck)

                            If i go for gundo then i can get son in for burke before they face wba at home

                      • fplking14
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Martinez Button
                        Dias Stones Coufal Dier Douglas
                        Salah Grealish Bruno Son Anguissa
                        Vardy Antonio Bamford

                        0.2ITB 1FT
                        Vardy > Ings or
                        Vardy > Kane and Salah > Maddison/Gundogan for a hit?

                        Thoughts?

                      • cnewman7
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        What to do? 1 FT 2.3 ITB
                        Martinez
                        R James Dias Dallas Coufal
                        Salah KDB* Foden Bruno
                        Bamford Antonio

                        Mendy Soucek Justin Wood

                        A) KDB --> Gundogan (and Wood to Kane next week)
                        B) KDB --> Son
                        C) KDB + Dallas + --> Barnes + Cancelo (-4) and then Wood to Kane next week

                        1. fplking14
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          B. You need some Spurs cover with their upcoming fixtures.

                        2. fgdu
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          kdb to son

                        3. Gemma817
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            A

                            1. fgdu
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              going without son sounds risky!

                              1. Gemma817
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  It does but when you look at it in a cumulative manner.
                                  Wood and KDB to Gundo and Kane sounds better than KDB to Son imo. It's just one game against Liverpool after that s/he can have Kane as Spurs cover.

                            2. aleksaa2
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              A

                          • fgdu
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            McCarthy
                            Cancelo Holding Stones
                            Saka Fernandes Son Salah
                            Wilson Bamford Kane

                            Thoughts on where to go next gents. Could go triple city defence

                            1. fplking14
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Wilson for Antonio/Ings?

                              1. fgdu
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                yeah sure seem both like good options. Is Inch match fit then?

                                1. fplking14
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Yes he is

                            2. Gemma817
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Wilson plays leeds next, I'd keep him for that game tbh. Roll I guess.

                                1. fgdu
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  might go triple city defence soon as well

                            3. Sid07
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Kdb to
                              1) gundogan
                              2) Madison
                              3) Barnes

                              1. Chilli Heatwave
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                I went 2

                                1. Sid07
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  I like Madison but gund seems popular here

                                  1. Gemma817
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      It's more like Gundo Mundo is significantly cheaper and hence more risk free. Madison is what 7.2? Grealish is 7.7. Grealish offers better value at that price point long term imo. But if you already have Grealish then yeah Madison is worth a look.

                                      Maddison ain't on penalties either. I think Tielemans takes them for the foxes when Vardy is off the field. Gundo on pens.

                                      1. Sid07
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        Great point

                              2. Chilli Heatwave
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Best Wilson upgrade? Money no issue, already have kane and Bamford

                                1. Sid07
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Antonio

                              3. CelticBhoy1
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                KDB > Sterling?