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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. Stoic
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Premiums falling like leaves with minimal alternatives..
    Rashford owner here

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      What’s the Rashford relevance?

      1. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I really hope he doesn't think that Rashford is a premium.

  2. WG010692
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    People love a panic transfer... Still a few cup games till deadline!

  3. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Play Holding or Soucek?

  4. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Properly screwed by the Vardy and KDB news and facing another -8 to swap them out (having done the same to bring them in).
    Contemplating playing my WC

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      you should

  5. JBG
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Kdb and Soucek to Son and Gundogan for -4 worth it?

    1. MOTHRA
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

    2. billydesmond
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I would save the 4 points and do KdB to Gundogan this game week then Soucek to Son next game week. Son has Liverpool and Soucek has a good matchup with Crystal Palace.

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

  6. DARE TO BISCAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Have exact funds for Vardy > Kane.
    Seems the obvious choice, right?
    Only other tempter is Ings...

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yes.

  7. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Bottomed

    TAA to Cancelo worth a hit if I am already replacing KdB with my FT?

    Just posting the tldr version. Big rant about whether getting Stones intead mkaes sense to strengthen my weakass bench makes sense on the previous page.

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Wait with the Cancelo transfer until after the FA cup tie.

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah. I'll be making both the moves after the FA Cup round is over. No early transfers for me. Especially when the moves will be downgrading to cheaper players.

    2. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Answered on the last page

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks! 🙂

    3. OLB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Not the season for weakness bench - go for Stones and upgrade a bit.

  8. dansully3
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Surely Utd will grab a clean sheet, Zouma to Shaw should be good ya? Thanks

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ya

  9. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Who to play?

    1. Holding
    2. Soucek

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Soucek.

      With Ings back, Arsenal CS looks very unlikely.

  10. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Vardy and kdb to Kane and son -4? Vardy and kdb to Kane rash -4?
    Utd fixtures look good..

    1. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      K+S

    2. OLB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Easily K+S

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Team was well prepped this week till these bloody KDB & Vardy injuries.

    Now feel like I have to take a -4, or even a -8 to take advantage of the absences.

    Sigh.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Why can’t you just do -4 or 1 FT?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I can, I'd have liked the opportunity to bring in another City defender vs. WBA originally though.

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      -4 removing the two isn't the worst thing. Many will be in the same boat. Plus a lot who own only one will take a hit to reshuffle the funds. There will be quite a few hits this week I'm guessing.

  12. Sarri-ball
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Best kdb replacement

    A) bruno
    B)sterling
    C) foden then upgrade banford/watkins to kane

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Has to be Bruno in your case

    2. dansully3
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      C

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno.

      1. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Own rashford and son

        Do be double united or double spurs

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          I’m going double UTD.

    4. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno

    5. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A

  13. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Best replacement for KDB

    A) Maddison
    B) Gundo
    C) Grealish
    D) Sterlo

    1. dansully3
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Foden

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        He isn’t one of the option and I already have him

        1. dansully3
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Sterling in that case!

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Gundogan

    3. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Maddison

      Alot would say gundo but feel you got your city cover in foden

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Gundo if you want to get Kane in.
      Madders if you have Foden as he's not in the options.

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A

  14. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Hi Torresmagic - have I missed LMS for this year?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yes you have.

  15. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Analysis question: with KDB out is it expected that Gundogan will drop back into a less attacking role? Will B Silva or Foden fill the void? TIA.

    1. dansully3
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Both will probably start I'd imagine with Sterling

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I dont really understand this. Why would Pep do that when Gundo has been so good at attacking end. And now they are without KDB.

      1. Rattus Norvegicus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Doubt he will drop Gundo back. He’s got Rodri and Fernandinho for that. Torres and Silva are likely to feature more.

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Probably mot but City is gonna struggle while he is mot there. That attack is average at best and without kdb they Will suffer. Even against the likes og baggies and Sheffield

  16. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    When is blackbox tonight?

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ride on time

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Come on then.

        1. Hooky
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Ha!

  17. Tabes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    A)Saka
    B) Lacazzete

    For GK:
    C) Martinez
    D) Maccarthy

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      To start? B and C

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Saka. But prefer Grealish or Madison or Watkins.

      Martinez

    3. Tabes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks Guys

  18. B0mberr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    So I have KDB, whats the move (have 0.9 ITB)

    a - safe and go son
    b - Go rashford for one week for the Man U double up with bruno
    c - Go rashford and get Gundo for Soucek for -4

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B, maybe C

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      D) Gundo/Foden for kdb
      Access again next week

  19. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Just realised Watkins has scored all of his 6 goals with Barkley on the pitch.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yep, with doubles on horizon and a fair wind could still be more than decent for the price.

  20. gart888
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Martinez - Johnstone
    Robertson - Dias - Stones - Coufal - KWP
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Grealish - Soucek
    Bamford - Antonio - Adams
    1 FT, 0.1 ITB

    a) KDB to Son
    b) KDB to Gundo and then Adams to Kane next week
    c) KDB to Gundo and Adams to Kane for a -4
    d) Other

    ?

    1. B0mberr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      No rush for Kane this week

      1. gart888
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah I'm inclined to agree. But you think Kane over Son if I only plan to bring one in?

        Could also go Foden or Saka instead of Gundo.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B

  21. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Leno
    Robertson Cancelo Coufal Taylor Strujic
    Salah Son Soucek Fernandes Raphinha
    Vardy Bamford Antonio

    1 FT 0.9 ITB.

    A. Taylor > Stones?
    B. Raphinha > ESR ; Vardy > Kane -4
    C. Soucek > ESR ; Vardy > Kane -4
    D. Bank FT for next week

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A - better late than never

  22. WG010692
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    KDB and Soucek > Barnes and Kane -4??

  23. WG010692
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Ignore that.... KDB and Watkins > Barnes and Kane

  24. Street Friend
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Would you -8 or WC

    Stones to Zouma - already done.
    KDB to Barnes
    Vardy to Cavani

    Current team
    Martinez 4.0
    Targett Dias Stones Coufal Dier
    Salah KDB* Bruno Soucek Burke
    Bamford VARDY* Adams

    Would love to sell Burke Adams Dier

    1. gart888
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Could always start

      Martinez
      Targett Dias Stones Coufal Dier
      Salah Bruno Soucek
      Bamford Adams.

      and not take a hit. Do you really think Barnes outscores Soucek/Targett/Dier by 4 points? Do you really think Cavani outscores Adams/Targett/Dier by 4 points?

  25. tom_p77
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Ziyech > Salah for a hit?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Wow.

      1. tom_p77
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        i...is....is that a yes?

  26. ctulhu
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Is it too risky to triple up on Man City defence? They'll play the 3 worst attackers in the league in the next 3.

    1. Hutchiniho
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Im thinking this.

      Zouma, Dier and KDB
      to
      Dias, Cancelo and Grealish/Maddison/Antonio?

      Have Stones already

  27. 0james0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    How much will Vardy drop by? I bought him early, before the double game week, expecting a rise, he dropped 0.1. I'd like to hold off replacing him until closer to deadline day, so I can afford for him to drop another 0.1 and not make any more of a loss, but don't want to lose more than that!

  28. shearer9
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Start Ziyech or Smith-Rowe this week? Z was top of my transfer out list until KDB and Vardy got crocked.

  29. sentz05
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    I don’t have enough for Kane

    Vardy out for
    A Watkins
    B Antonio
    C Ings

    1. Piksau
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Watkins is a nailed on starter and some really good fixtures coming up....Antonio could be a difference maker but his problems with injuries could either keep him limited in appearances or the congested fixtures could.

      1. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        People were giving me similar comments before DGW about Antonio. I still got him and glad I did.

        Until WH doesn't sign a backup striker, he's definitely a great option.