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What effect will Ross Barkley’s return have on Villa’s attacking assets?

Aston Villa’s first Premier League match back since their first-team squad was forced to isolate due to a COVID outbreak saw Ross Barkley (£5.9m) return to their midfield.

Barkley took the place of Anwar El Ghazi (£5.8m), with Jack Grealish (£7.7m) moving out into a wide position.

After a strong showing against Manchester City in Gameweek 19, the former Chelsea player looks to have slotted back into the side with ease.

But with so many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers owning Villa assets like Grealish and Ollie Watkins (£6.1m), how will this affect their points potential?

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  1. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone through to the fourth round of the FPL Cup?

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yes through to the 4th round
      Unless his El Ghazi scores 22 points

      1. POTATO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I like the sound of your unless scenario

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Thought I was. 81 vs 71 with Salah, Robbo, Wood, CTaylor to his Firmino.
      He also has Justin to come on for Zouma and El Ghazi still to go.
      So I'm out!

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah, having a Wigan style season horrific rank but I’ll win the cup

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yup

    5. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yes. I really feel bad for my cup opponent this gw

    6. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yep. I've staved off a FH team in 18 and a Salah TC team in 19 despite using no chips, unless Wilson and El Ghazi outscore Grealish by 24 points.

      1. POTATO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I like the sound of your unless scenario

    7. Kannbury
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Should be unless Kendrick goes mad on Saturday.

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Haven't looked, but given the fact I'm on 57 points, then probably not.

    8. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Thoughts on this plan please? 🙂

      Team atm -

      Martinez - Button
      Dias - Dier- KWP - Holding - Mitchell
      KDB - Bruno - Son - Grealish - Foden
      Kane - Wilson - Bamford

      GW 20 - Kane > Vardy
      GW 21 - KDB > Salah
      GW 22 - Save FT
      GW 23 - KWP + Wilson > Antonio + Coufal (if no sot - lee DGW in 23) or Foden + Wilson > Ings + Bissouma (if sot - lee DGW in 23)
      GW 24 - Vardy > Lacazette (punt)
      GW 25 - WC

      1. KAALI_DAAL
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Lol you're taking this game way to seriously mate.

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I always do unless I’m too caught up with work

        • COVID-CASUAL
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Great if no teams get covid or no players get injured

            1. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Cheers

          • EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I think the GW 25 WC is certain for a lot of us.
            But I don't want to plan more than 2 GWs in advance with the pandemic around.
            I would like to ask though. With Kane almost certain to have a DGW at some point are you sure you want to sell?

            1. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Will get Kane back on WC

              Just selling him for gw 20 - 24 for Vardy and Laca who have eve,LEE,ful,wol,LEE against Kane’s LIV,bri,CHE,WBA,mci

              I back the former combo to score more.

              Also, I think covid won’t wreck havoc much wrt fixture rescheduling now with UK in lockdown, vaccination and stricter rules for players.

              1. Old Gregg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                are you tempted by Wilson > antonio this week?

                1. pundit of punts
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  No

                  Crystal Palace are stubborn

                  Leeds are leaky. If I ever want Wilson for 1 fixture, this would be the one.

                  Also, Antonio has Liverpool next gw

                  1. Old Gregg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    I have Wilson. Yeah its a fair point.

                    Although I wouldn't be too worried about liverpool (for Kane or Antonio). Saying that it appears the attack for liverpool is the problem not the defence.

                    1. pundit of punts
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Exactly the defense looks solid enough

                      Prefer Vardy (eve) + Wilson (LEE) over Kane (LIV) + Antonio (cry) this week anyway

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              This!!

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Not good. Why are you selling Kane for Vardy?

            KdB > Salah also really questionable on current form. Lots of other players to pick from instead.

            I don't like the long term vision of the plan. GW23 could also be a LEE-SOU DGW. What will you do then?

            24 is going to be Man City double. Where is your triple up?

            1. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              I have explained the reasons for Selling Kane for Vardy above. Much better fixtures for Vardy

              Want Salah for WHM and bri

              If 23 is a DGW then will just prepone the gw 24 transfers to 23 for a hit

              If city have DGW 24 then will get sterling for Vardy for city triple up and ditch the Lacazette plan

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Frankly I disagree with you on Vardy over Kane but good luck to you!

                Kane from GW21 has bha CHE WBA that is a very good run of fixtures for him. He's also having arguably his best ever season

                Vardy might have LEE and ful but after that it's worse, and Vardy frankly doesn't look as good as before. You'll want to make the switch back since Spurs have doubles to go so might as well move early for Kane imo. The fixtures aren't that much worse, better to get on early.

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Prefer Kane to Vardy this week so wouldn’t make that move personally

            1. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              I prefer the other way round

              Can see Jose going for 0-0 and Vardy is a beast on the road

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                It also allows you 2FTs next week for unforeseen circumstances

        • KAALI_DAAL
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I'm on 98 with Grealish to go.

            My GW score predictions pls?

            1. COVID-CASUAL
                2 months, 19 days ago

                111

              • Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 19 days ago

                100

              • drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                103

              • The Sociologist
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                101

              • Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                101

              • gogs67
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  98

                • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  106

                • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  97

              • EmreCan Hustle
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                As disappointed as I am with my struggle to reach 100 points this GW, the silver lining is that all this panic may lead to many knee jerking Salah and KDB out.

                Would love that!

                1. KAALI_DAAL
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    That's a nice way to cover your wounds.

                    1. EmreCan Hustle
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Wounds heal and Salah and KDB will get big hauls soon.

                      1. John Nerdelbaum
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        You're aware that KDB has a hamstring tear and will likely be out for for the next three games and maybe Pool.
                        Even Oli Burke is going to outscore him over the next few

                      2. fish&chips
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Rumours that KDB may be out for 4 GWs. If that's true he's got to go. Somewhat agree on Salah although he does have 5 blanks on the bounce

                        1. EmreCan Hustle
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Yeah, waiting for a KDB confirmation. Liverpool in general have been boring.

                          1. Party time
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Kdb is injured

                  • Konstaapeli
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Salah has been the biggest troll for me this season. Missed all his hauls. Owned much trough the blanks. Still keeping (I think)

                    1. EmreCan Hustle
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      I missed his GW 1 hattrick 🙁

                  • COVID-CASUAL
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      KdB isn’t really a knee jerk lots of sources saying minimum 3 GWs out

                      1. EmreCan Hustle
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Yeah, will wait for confirmation.

                        1. AC/DC AFC
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Look at the picture of him on the ground. His face confirms it for me.

                            1. NateDogsCats
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                That's not from the Villa game

                      2. Party time
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Kdb to Son for me. It’s not as if Kdb has done anything special so far

                    • Right In The Stanchion
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      What a letdown Salah and Robbo were at home against Burnley.

                      Anyone thinking of selling Robbo to release funds?

                      1. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Me

                    • COVID-CASUAL
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        I know nobody comments on the articles (maybe nobody reads them) but I was really heartened by the key message of this one. Which was Barkley = good for AV players I care about.

                        1. pitstop1
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Good article. Thinking about KDB -> Grealish

                          1. NateDogsCats
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Me too, I noted earlier on a few weeks after Barkley's injury that without him Grealish didn't do as well as he did with him but I thought it'd turn around, feel like now is definitely the time to get him

                        2. waltzingmatildas
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Hi guys,
                          Thinking of KDB to Gundogan this week. Was tempted to do the move before KDB injury so it seems sensible.

                          Would you do either of these for a -4?
                          A) CTaylor - Stones
                          B) Wood - Vardy (then move to Kane in 21/23)

                          Martinez Johnstone
                          Robbo Cancelo Dallas Coufal CTaylor
                          Salah KDB Bruno Raphina Soucek
                          Wood Bamford Antonio

                          1. Steve The Spud
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            B yes or just do it before vardy plays Leeds for free in 21

                            1. waltzingmatildas
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Yeah probably sensible, cheers 🙂

                          2. Camzy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            I'd do A for sure.

                            B I might hold off on and just do Wood > Kane in GW21.

                            1. waltzingmatildas
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Cheers Camzy. Not a huge fan of Vardy but thought it might be worth the punt. Kane is the preferred option medium/long term.

                        3. Konstaapeli
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Is there any truth to the rumours that the great zambian witch doctor has put the curse on Son now?

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            He joked he was next but has said no more curses.

                            For clarity he paid an actual witch doctor for Salah's bad spell but no more!

                        4. McSauce
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          9 DGW players + Bamford & Adams

                          KDB (TC)
                          Salah
                          Bruno
                          Vardy
                          Cancelo
                          Chilwell

                          I have dropped in rank from 730k --> 740k and further after tonight! Can not catch a break this year!

                          1. pundit of punts
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            No stones hurt

                            I would have been in the same position without my FH

                            1. McSauce
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Stones Hauling over Cancelo.

                              Then Salah, Bruno, Vardy and KDB (TC) all doing nothing really smashed me as I built a team around having all those guys for the Double

                        5. pundit of punts
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Got 101 points on FH

                          My non FH team if I made my planned transfers would be on 63(-4) with Wilson, Martinez and Grealish to go and looking at a huge red arrow

                          Safe to say I got out of jail with a nice green arrow

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            134 BB with a minus 4 and all other chips in play.

                          2. Party time
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            122 pts on wc. Non wc team would fetched 37 pts. wc very effective for me this gw.

                            I am very glad I played it

                            1. Party time
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              have*

                        6. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Anyone else thinking of doing Kdb > gundo? his stats are great and he’s even on pens now, seems to good to pass up at the price

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Just done it.

                            Was going to hold transfers with the cup and Covid-19 but there will be an exodus out of KDB now.

                          2. Konstaapeli
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Him or Son for me

                          3. waltzingmatildas
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Yeah pretty sure I will.

                            1. Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Problem is it leaves 7m itb, how are you guys going to spread that cash and will you take a hit to do so?

                              1. No Professionals
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                I’ll use the cash the following week for a massive upgrade (son for bench fodder)

                                1. AC/DC AFC
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  If you think Son out scores your bench fodder by 4 against a stuttering Liverpool at Spurs then why wait?

                                  The hit also has an upside of an extra transfer the following week which people don't think about.

                                  1. No Professionals
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    It’s not about whether he outscores the bench fodder it’s whether he outscores a current starter by 4 (Dallas or Coufal)

                                    1. AC/DC AFC
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Depending on starters etc... it could impact your bench too.

                              2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Doing Davis to Kane with that cash to get this for the upcoming fixtures:

                                Salah Bruno Son Gundo
                                Kane Vardy Bamford

                          4. marcos11
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Want this transfer but not sure where to put the spare funds

                            • No Professionals
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Yes as it will allow me to do Alzate to son and stop having to play soucek every week

                          5. marcos11
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Hold or sell Rashford for the next few gws with there being a lack of premium midfielders?

                              1. John Nerdelbaum
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Surely a hold with SHU

                                1. marcos11
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Was originally planning to revert him back to Salah for gw21 but now with KDB out I don’t think l will/can

                                2. Steve The Spud
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Hold

                              2. Steve The Spud
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                What about

                                Kdb and souceck > gundo and son -4?

                                Currently don’t own any spurs but have w feeling they will do well against Liverpool

                                This also free’s up a 3rd West Ham spot for Antonio

                                1. No Professionals
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  I’m doing something similar but Alzate to son

                                  1. Steve The Spud
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    I could do Smith Rowe but I already have 3 playing up front so don’t really see the need to get rid of a playing 4.5 who just sits on my bench

                                2. POTATO
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Yes

                              3. POTATO
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Ederson [wba] Martinez [bur]
                                Dias Cresswell AWB Dier Mitchell
                                KdB* Bruno Son El-Ghazi ESR
                                Antonio Bamford Wilson

                                5M itb 0FT

                                Had a good GW18/19 but left with some conundrums

                                1. Only need one good goalkeeper and Ederson is blocking Dier/AWB > Stones. Who to bench GW20?
                                2. Who should replace KdB if injured 2-3 weeks? Rashford, Gundo Salah, Maddison...
                                3. Get Kane in now or after Wilson vs Leeds
                                4. Should I get back Salah? If so when?
                                5. El Ghazi great form but heavy rotation risk now Barkley's fit.

                                Obviously I can't fix this in one GW without a ridiculous number of hits so just need to sort out priorities.

                                1. John Nerdelbaum
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  What transfer have you already done? It says you have 0FT
                                  The priority has to be KDB out
                                  Wilson can stay this week and then bring Kane in the week after.
                                  Maybe wait on El Ghazi and see if he starts against Burnley. If he's a rotation risk then he has to go as it's a waste of a Villa spot.
                                  Salah should be low down in your priorities

                                  1. POTATO
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    I had 5 premium defenders for the DGW so after his double benching I freed up some cash with Zouma > Mitchell.

                                    1. John Nerdelbaum
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      OK. Well you can obviously hold this week as you've got a decent defence

                                      1. POTATO
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        I had planned to sell Ederson > Forster/Areola after this BB DGW, but it made sense to me to sell Zouma before his inevitable drop in price and take care of the goalkeeper redundancy later.

                                  2. POTATO
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Thanks for your comprehensive reply 🙂

                              4. Robson-Canoe
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Hesitating between Rashford and Maddison as KDB replacement, what would your pick be?

                                1. Steve The Spud
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  How’s the rest of your squad looking ?

                                  1. Robson-Canoe
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Martinez
                                    Dias Holding Coufal (Dier Dunne)
                                    Bruno(C) Son Foden KDB* (Anguissa)
                                    Kane Antonio Bamford

                                    3.1m itb, 1 FT for KDB and pretty happy with the rest of my team.

                                    1. Steve The Spud
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      I would go Rashford for now but not by much

                                      1. Robson-Canoe
                                        • 5 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Thanks!

                              5. TimoTime
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Think I'm set on:

                                GW20 - KDB > Son

                                GW21 - ESR > Gundo

                                Allows me to bench Antonio vs. Liverpool and gives me a game to see how Gundo actually sets up without KDB...

                                Sound like a good idea?

                                1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Makes great sense to me

                              6. Gudjohnsen
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Best replacement for KDB if he misses next 3 games?

                                A. Son
                                B. Rashford
                                C. Sterling
                                D. Aubameyang
                                E. Pulisic
                                F. Grealish
                                G. Someone else

                                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  D

                                2. Chandler Bing
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  G. Zaha

                                  1. POTATO
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Crystal Palace have great fixtures, how is Zaha's fitness?

                                    1. Chandler Bing
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Seen in training last I heard. He's at -96 on FPLStats so hoping he falls before the next GW so I can bring him in.

                                3. POTATO
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  You've ruled out Salah or already own?

                                  1. Gudjohnsen
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Already own him and keeping for now.

                                4. Steve The Spud
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Almost impossible to say it’s really just a guess by anyone

                                  F for me but I quite like Maddison

                                5. jimmy.floyd
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  C

                                6. Robson-Canoe
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Between Rash and Maddison for me

                                  1. Gudjohnsen
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Maddison is a trap imo. I much prefer Rashford, Son or even Sterling.

                                7. Ha.
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  A

                                8. Stormbringer22
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  F out of those

                                9. John Nerdelbaum
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Someone else, a Leicester player? Maddison/Barnes?

                                10. Boz
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Got to be a Man City mid

                              7. jimmy.floyd
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Play three:
                                A AWB
                                B Saka
                                C Bamford
                                D Wilson
                                E Coufal
                                F Souček

                                Have DDG and Creswell

                                1. Ha.
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  A, B, D

                              8. Do I Not Like Orange
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                It's been said before about how the staggered kickoffs drag out the pain of a bad GW, but this double has really intensified the death by a thousand cuts feeling for me. From the Leeds flops, to missing out on the Stones, Justin & Antonio hauls, and finally waiting for Salah (c) and Robbo to at least drag my score up over the average. Then Klopp pulls that benching stunt, and Robbo blows his CS against Burnley of all teams in the last 10 mins. Just brutal.

                                As I type this I have triple Villa to come on Saturday, but the way this DGW has gone I fully expect that match to become the first ever double Covid postponement.

                                1. Stormbringer22
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Yeah, been in a similar boat as you. Every game seemed to drop my rank slightly and have lost 300K places all in all. It does indeed feel like death by a thousand cuts!

                                2. TheCurseOfRaheem
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  This season has been brutal. I had 9 doubles plus two Leeds but didn't have Stones or Antonio and also triple captained KDB. Going Cancelo and Vardy was a huge fail.

                                  Very long, painful week, just want GW19 to start now!

                                  1. Do I Not Like Orange
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    GW19? I just want the 21/22 season to start 😀

                                3. Mr. O'Connell
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Yeah was brutal. I'm on 50 odd points atm with 2 to come, but it's been a somewhat enlightening week for me.

                                  After the City CPL game (I had Cancelo and KDB non-captain) I was fuming with the Stones/ Dias jam. Realising I wasn't actually enjoying watching Football anymore due to fear of FPL ownership, something in my brain clicked and said this is just a game primarily based on luck so why beat myself up every single match. The variance has been off the scale this week and noone could have seen the extent of some of these hauls while the likes of Salah, KDB, Bruno and Vardy all performed poorly.

                                  The staggered kick offs aren't going away anytime soon, so what's the point in ruining my entire weekend and evenings in the fear James Justin gets a couple of bonus points and then 2 hours later hiding behind the sofa while Antonio plays, for example.

                                  I really enjoyed the City Villa game (despite the Martinez clean sheet loss to an offside goal and Cancelo dodging points for fun). The Liverpool match was also a good watch (Salah 5th captain blank in a row for me too).

                                  Haven't checked my rank yet as I know it'll be bad so why put myself through that game by game, but at least I've started to enjoy watching the matches again.

                                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Apologies for long post (and I didn't even mention the covid cancellation luck factor either!)

                              9. Stormbringer22
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Morning chaps,

                                Given that I did Son > KDB for a hit prior to GW19 (and lost quite a lot of TV doing so), there isn't much point in now doing KDB back to Son is there? Just seems like a backwards move even if Son is the most straight-forward replacement. What do you think?

                                1. Ha.
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Annoying, but not backward. One is injured, and one is capable of hauling at any moment.

                                  1. Stormbringer22
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Cheers mate!

                                2. Camzy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Suck it up. Back to Son you go.

                                  1. Stormbringer22
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Yeah, I know, it is the straight-forward replacement. Feel like I will never catch-up though without a few differentials! Can't wait to WC down the line

                              10. marcos11
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  This transfer?

                                  Gw20 KDB > Grealish
                                  Gw21 Rashford > Salah
                                  Raphinha > Maddison (-4)

                                  1. Stormbringer22
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    As good as any really

                                  2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Sounds good

                                  3. marcos11
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Maddision over Zaha for the next few?

                                  4. g40steve
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    KDB & Pool players heavily sold 🙂

                                    1. Ha.
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      But who is being brought in?!

                                      1. Steve The Spud
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Gundo and Maddy both rising

                                        1. Ha.
                                          • 5 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Those well known premiums!

                                  5. drughi
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    95 points all out, a bit dissapointing dgw

                                    1. Stormbringer22
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      56 with Martinez and Grealish to go. Tell me about it

                                      1. Mr. O'Connell
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        We have an identical XI (other than Cancelo vs Chilwell). What a s*** week eh?

                                        1. Stormbringer22
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Mate, it has been horrendous! Doing a C.Taylor to Cancelo transfer this week + KDB to Son it seems. What about you?

                                          1. Mr. O'Connell
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            Waiting on KDB news, but I'll probably move him on if out for a while. Haven't thought about who for yet.

                                    2. Ha.
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      The average is 64

                                      1. Stormbringer22
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        top 10K average is 86 and that is the one that matters at this stage

                                        1. Ha.
                                          • 5 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          The average is 86

                                        2. drughi
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 11 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          thats where I'm at but expecting a drop with many sitting on grealish and martinez

                                  6. Feed tha Sheep
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Best KDB replacement?

                                    A. Gundagon
                                    B. Maddison
                                    C. Grealish
                                    D. Son (have Kane)

                                    1. Stormbringer22
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      C or D

                                    2. Ha.
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      D

                                    3. Miguel Sanchez
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      A

                                    4. Weeb Kakashi
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Grealish easy.

                                  7. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    What's the better play?

                                    (A) KDB to Leicester Mid
                                    Rodrigo to Kane in 21

                                    (B) KDB to Son
                                    Soucek to Leicester Mid in 21

                                    Soucek/Rodrigo will be bench fodder until WC

                                    1. Ha.
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      A

                                    2. drughi
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      A

                                  8. Nightf0x
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Keep or sell vardy ?

                                  9. drughi
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Have the exact cash for adams and KDB > Kane and Maddison and maddison looks like rising tonight. Tough decision

                                    1. Ha.
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      I would do that

                                      1. drughi
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Is KDB deffo out ?

                                        1. Ha.
                                          • 5 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Seems more than likely. Even if he was fit, it's not like he's setting the world on fire.

                                  10. One of Those Days
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Firmino to:

                                    A) Jesus
                                    B) Werner
                                    C) Richarlison
                                    D) Wilson
                                    E) Keep

                                    1. Ha.
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      D makes most sense, but C could be the best move

                                  11. Calculated Risks
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    I hate it when FFS highlights players I'm looking at

                                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Surely it means you are looking at decent options

                                    2. davidfromkent
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Do you and FFS for that matter think you are in a bubble where no one else notices players with potential, always makes me laugh when Joe says he is looking at a player like he just discovered him and no one else was aware.

                                      1. Calculated Risks
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Not really, just don't want people to think I've jumped on a player just because they've been highlighted...

                                        1. davidfromkent
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Why be so self conscious, who cares, it's your team and you do whatever it takes to maximise your points, end of

                                  12. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Fairly keen to hop on a Leicester midfielder for the coming run. Stats aren't terrific but they always defy those.

                                    Who do we prefer from Barnes and Maddison?

                                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Maddison feels like it is finally coming together for him. Still don’t quite trust Barnes...

                                    2. drughi
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      prefer maddison for some reason

                                    3. marcos11
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Undecided between them but think I’m leaning towards Maddison