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Replacements needed for De Bruyne and Vardy in wake of long-term injuries

A large number of Fantasy Premier League managers now have big transfer decisions to make ahead of Gameweek 20.

In the build-up to the FA Cup fourth round, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) and Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) were both ruled out for several weeks.

The Belgian came off with a suspected muscle problem in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

Guardiola has now confirmed that De Bruyne will miss the next four to six weeks as he recovers from a hamstring issue.

Meanwhile, Vardy has been dealing with pain from a hernia in recent weeks and Brendan Rodgers has seen fit to get him under the surgeon’s knife to correct the problem.

That has ruled him out for “a few weeks” just as Fantasy managers were considering investment in light of Leicester’s appealing short-term fixtures.

With some managers facing two high-profile absentees in the coming weeks, the number of hits for Gameweek 20 is likely to increase.

This is also the sort of development that could tempt some into deploying the Wildcard.

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888 Comments Post a Comment
  1. elchilangles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Gundo, Foden or Grealish for KDB?????

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Pogba? Maddison? Barne? So many options

      1. elchilangles
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        have Pogba and Maddison already but you're right, there are so many options right now!

  2. G Banger
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Well not sure what I'll do with KDB, but he'll be freeing up funds for city double DEF, so two questions:

    OUT:
    1) KWP
    2) Holding
    3) Dallas

    IN
    a) Dias
    b) Cancelo

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      1)b)

    2. elchilangles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A

  3. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Sorry all. Following on my question above.

    Who is the better defender for next 6 or so games regardless of price

    A - Maguire (better fixtures for CS)
    B - Justin (more chance of attacking returns and bps)

    1. Rog.
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B for me

    2. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Maguire is going to score big soon

  4. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Raphinha to Gundogan for a hit?

    1. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      no

    2. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      yes

    3. Rog.
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Just wait a week

  5. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone risking it with KDB to Sterling? Can see him going big against Brom.

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Strongly considering

    2. Breezyy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yh rlly considering it

    3. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I hope your right but as a Sterling owner he looks so far off “going big”

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I thought that last year before Brighton away

      • Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        yep

      • Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Yep. Seems like a lot of people are going Gundo to fund Kane but not sure if I even want Kane for the next few tbh

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Why not ? He is so.consistent.

          1. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Fixtures. Also I had him during his 3 consecutive blanks so maybe Im biased

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              But he just had 2 consecutive retunrs

          2. Breezyy
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            55 G 38 A in his 3 last prem seasons alone

    4. Breezyy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Sterling Foden or Son now is the decision

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Son. Easy

    5. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Sterling likely to start?

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Under normal circumstances I think he's nailed. Obviously gets a few rests per season but the last one was more due to his injury

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Cheers! Considering as kdb replacement them

    6. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      (A) Gundogan + TAA
      (B) Stones + Grealish

      Which option will have more point in the coming 3 weeks?

      1. Rog.
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        A just for me but I’d prefer a city def at the moment

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Thank you. I am considering triple up the Manchester City defenders, i.e. Stones / Dias / Cancelo with Grealish.

          Or let having Dias and Cancelo, plus Gundogan and TAA.

    7. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Think I might just do kdb to Salah. Salah blanking 6 games in a row very unlikely surely ?

      1. Rog.
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Salah blanking 5 games in a row was pretty unlikely too

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          True

      2. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Zambian Witchdoctor curse is over.

    8. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Feels like Kane isnt worth a -4 this specific week. Just bench Vardy and play Coufal and then get KAne next week for free?

      1. the_duke
          2 months, 20 days ago

          This is what i'm doing.

          Thinking rashy as KDB'd replacement. Not got enougu funds to go sterling

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            I have Trashy but if I were you I wouldnt go near him... horrible to own

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        KDB > ...
        1) Maddison - diminished slightly without Vardy?
        2) Gundo - likely on penalties, but his positioning without KDB?
        3) Sterling - best attacker on paper, but hasn't looked great
        4) Son - tougher fixtures, but didn't stop him gw9-13

        Martinez, Forster
        Stones, Chilwell, Coufal, KWP, Kilman
        ------, Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Soucek
        Antonio, Bamford, Wilson

        1. tom_p77
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Son

      3. Lexi2014
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Martinez
        Justin / Cresswell / Konsa
        Salah / Son / Foden / Fernandes / Soucek
        Antonio / Vardy

        McCarthy / Taylor / KWP / Welbeck

        Thinking Vardy and Welbeck to Kane and Iheanacho for -4/.

        Thoughts?

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Maybe Vardy to Ings?

        2. moz_1983
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Defo not sold on Nacho. Watkins/Antonio too much of a budget stretch?

      4. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I think I might still save FT Andover Vardy on once I have 2FT. Agree or make a move now?

        1FT 0itb
        Martinez
        Robbo, Dias, Stones, Coufal
        Salah, Bruno, Son, Raphinha
        Bamford, Antonio
        (Johnstone) (Soucek, Dallas, Vardy*)

        Cheers!

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          * save FT and move on Vardy.

        2. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Wait and see what happens untill the deadline. Would not take a hit but maybe Vardy to someone...

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            someone like Ings.

        3. Rog.
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Yeah looks fine to me

      5. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Still a long time to the deadline but any obvious changes for this team?

        Martínez
        Cancelo, Tierney, Coufal
        Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
        Wilson, Bamford, Kane

        Button, Lowton, Burke, Douglas
        2 free transfer, 0.5 million in the bank

      6. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Is Maddison on pens without vardy in team ?

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I’d think so yeah

        2. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Tielemans or Perez.

        3. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Tielemens

      7. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        KDB to Sterling confirmed. Don't make me regret this Pep.

      8. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Apart from Salah and Bruno, which two premiums would you want for the next few gw's?

        A: Son
        B: Rashford
        C: Kane
        D: Sterling

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          AD

        2. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Son and Kane but only because I already have them...

      9. Atters
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Vardy and Firmino out for
        Kane and
        A) Cavani
        B) Antonio
        C) Ings

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          B

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          B

        3. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Dings

        4. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Antonio for now, but Ings in 23 if DGW is confirmed

      10. WenzelK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Wanna punt on a Leicester defender as a differential. Who to get?

        A) Pereira
        B) Castagne

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          B

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          B

        3. gogs67
            2 months, 20 days ago

            I'm getting Pereira in as soon as he's back in the starting line up, but only if he's playing further forward, he will haul big time if he does play there.
            If he's part of the defence then not worth the extra cash.

        4. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Selling Salah & KDB this week. Checkout this short list.

          A. Grealish
          B. Rashford
          C. Maddison
          D. Gundagon
          E. Pogba

          Which two do I pick?

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            BD

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Mind you. Soucek can become Gundagon quite easily. So could end up having 3 players on this list.

              Cheers

          2. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            A + B but not overly keen on B

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Currently what I’m leaning towards. He’s not in great form,...but the fixtures are there.

              Time for a punt I reckon. Thanks for your help

          3. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Barnes or Foden not interest you?

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Not really no. Pep rotates Foden too much. And I’d rather get Maddison from Leicester tbh

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Won’t rotate for six weeks

          4. elchilangles
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            C & D

        5. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          KDB to Sterling allows easy the switch back if KDB returns earlier than expected...

          1. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            the easy*

          2. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            I don’t trust Sterling personally. Think you can get better value elsewhere

        6. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Been a member on here for about 6 months now and I only just realised how useful custom stats tables are. Don't know what I've been doing with my membership so far! Other than goals imminent and assists imminent tables, do you guys have any other recommendations for what tables to create for myself?

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Team defense metrics is one i like

            Lets you see which team has been performing well defensively

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Good shout, thanks!

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Build your own one. Pick the stats you want, set the filters etc.

            I spent some time building in pre-season and now I can just pull up my table and get what I need.

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Yeah, I am setting my custom tables and it seems to be very helpful. Only just learning the ropes on here and experiencing the full benefit of the membership. Should have done this earlier, probably would have saved me a lot of misery and mistakes over the past gameweeks

        7. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Can I just say how refreshing it is to see an active player sat at the the top of the GW rankings at this time on 195pts.

          He’s been playing the game for years and must be absolutely buzzing.

          Fair play to him...!

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            If Alisson had saved that penalty yesterday he would have broken 200pts, imagine that! Amazing achievement to get 195, well done to him

          2. elchilangles
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            is it the top weekly score of all time???

            1. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              I don’t think so. I’ve heard about 200 pointers before. 😮

            2. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 20 days ago

              I believe so, but am not 100% certain, so someone on here may correct me. I think the previous best was 177pts -ish by FPL General. Again, correct me if I am wrong!

              1. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                I didn’t know that. 🙁
                I guess what I heard must of been the possibility of a 200 pointer.

                1. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Don't take my word for it, I may have missed a few outstanding weekly scores!

            3. gogs67
                2 months, 20 days ago

                226 is I think

                1. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  This is correct, when Gomez had 2 CSs and 2 pen saves and Sanchez C with 50 pts. It was a BB.

          3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            With all these injuries, 4 5 1 it is for me now. 6.7 ITB. Hope Bruno does not get rested. Does it look ok?

            Martinez
            Stomes James Coufal Holding
            Salah Bruno Son Gundo Soucek
            Bamford

            Steere Mitchell Davis Vardy

          4. RedWolf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Best replacement for Vardy?

            10.1m to spend, have Bamford and Antonio. Already have United and city triple up.

            Laca?

            1. Aster
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Watkins. Will start scoring again with Barkley back.

            2. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Bench two:

              A. Coufal (cry)
              B. Clark (LEE)
              C. Holding (sou)
              D. Mitchell (WHU)
              E. Targett (bur)

              Cheers!

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                CD

            3. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              On WC! Should consider DCL?

              1. elchilangles
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                what's your WC draft?

                1. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Currently this

                  Martinez (Areola)
                  Chilwell Cancelo Stones (Coufal Mitchell)
                  Salah Bruno Maddison Grealish Gundogan
                  Kane Antonio (Brewster)

              2. Apwilkin
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 20 days ago

                I think it could be a solid shout. I’m on 2FT and downgrading Robbo to a city defender and deciding whether to just do a double up city defense or to use the cash elsewhere like upgrading Adams to DCL.

                1. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Cheers mate

            4. The Wizard of Ozil
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              KDB & Brewster -> Saka & Kane worth a hit? The other worry is Zouma

              1. Apwilkin
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 20 days ago

                I think its probably worth a hit. Do you have defensive cover for Zouma or do you need him to play?

            5. Party time
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Never forget this moment, Lord Bendtner

              https://www.instagram.com/p/CKGm8nWMNTu/?igshid=18xg807n2qlo

            6. Dybala10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Appreciate KDB and Vardy out is flavour of the day, but are Salah owners holding?

              Not only is he/Liverpool in awful form, they are bottom of the fixture ticker.

              Contemplating a move to Son or punty with Sterling considering the good fixtures for City.

              1. Apwilkin
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Thought about it too. But not sure where to go. I already have Son. And sterling always burns me.