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My best replacements for injured De Bruyne ahead of FPL Gameweek 20

Fantasy Premier League managers are now frantically searching for a viable replacement for Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) ahead of Gameweek 20.

I recently signed the Manchester City midfielder for Double Gameweek 19 and, considering he is our for four to six weeks according to Pep Guardiola’s last estimate, he is going straight back out again.

But who to replace him with? That is the key question, which I will look to answer in my latest article about how my team is faring in 2020/21.

BEST DE BRUYNE REPLACEMENTS

I excluded Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) from my shortlist of five possible candidates since I already have them in my team but I think both of them are clearly the best choices if you are a non-owner. Despite modest performances in the Double Gameweek, we all know what they are capable of and both of them are set-and-forget picks for me right now.

RAHEEM STERLING (£11.4m): Manchester City plays against West Brom and Sheffield United in the next two Gameweeks so it is tempting to make a direct switch from De Bruyne to one of his teammates. Having started seven of the last eight Premier League matches, Sterling is probably the most nailed and explosive option among City’s midfielders, in my opinion. Looking at his numbers, if we split his season in half, it becomes clear his expected goals and assists per 90 minutes increased a lot in the past few months.

Sterling’s expected Goal Involvement xGI) per 90 minutes (Gameweeks 1 to 9 on the left and Gameweeks 10 to 19 on the right)

Regardless of this improvement, I think he is clearly overpriced this season, especially if we compare him with the likes of Fernandes, Son or even Grealish. Coupled with the ever-present possibility of a random benching in an easy fixture, I doubt Sterling is the best available option to replace De Bruyne.

SON HEUNG-MIN (£9.7m): After selling Son last week, I was fairly settled on Salah, De Bruyne and Fernandes as my heavy-hitters of choice going forward. But unfortunately, injuries cannot be predicted and so, Son is back on my plans once again.

At first glance Spurs’ fixtures seem really tough which may scare potential investors in the South Korean superstar. They do play against Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City in three of the next five Gameweeks, which is far from ideal. On the bright side, however, three of the next four matches are at home and it seems to be the perfect moment to play against Liverpool and Chelsea, given their recent poor form.

All in all, I think Son is definitely one of the best (if not the absolute best) options to replace De Bruyne. His attacking numbers are great, his finishing is second to none in the Premier League and his pricing seems fair considering what he offers.

JACK GREALISH (£7.7m): With just one attacking return in the last four Gameweeks, Grealish has been underwhelming as an FPL asset lately, which will possibly deter further investment from non-owners like me. It’s important to note, however, that he played against Chelsea, United and City and yet, he still managed to create the second most chances among all midfielders, only behind Mason Mount (£6.8m).

I think Grealish is still a great option going forward. He is at the heart of an impressive Aston Villa team and he is nailed to play 90 minutes in every single match, which is a very important factor these days. Even without spot-kick duties, I think he offers an impressive mixture of safety, attacking threat and price.

PHIL FODEN (£6.3m): With five shots inside the box and six chances created against Aston Villa, Foden immediately positioned himself as an appealing option for those on the market for a midfielder.

However, even after De Bruyne’s injury, Guardiola has a lot of attacking options at his disposal and I think it’s highly unlikely Foden will suddenly become a nailed starter, regardless of how many goals he scores or how many chances he creates.

I’m sure he will be worth £6.3m, even with the odd benching but, with so much money available right now, I don’t feel like sweating City’s lineup every Gameweek when there are several more reliable and safe options to pick from.

ILKAY GUNDOGAN (£5.5m):Having scored five goals in the last seven matches while playing at least 70 minutes in every single one of them, Gundogan looks like an absolute bargain, especially now that there is an extra-spot available in City’s midfield.

If we add spot-kick duties and two amazing fixtures to the equation, Gundogan becomes really hard to ignore. The only downside I can think of is the possibility of a rest very soon, given how much he has been playing lately and his history of long-term injuries.

CONCLUSION

At the moment, I managed to discard Sterling and Foden and it seems like my decision will most likely be between Son and Gundogan (although Grealish is still in the mix).

If you are looking to upgrade someone for a hit or even for free next week, I think the decision is fairly easy. Gundogan offers insane value right now with great attacking numbers, decent expected minutes and penalty-duties for just £5.5m.

For the rest of us, who are looking to buy the best possible option regardless of price , I think it’s really close between Son and Gundogan. It’s actually quite possible I get Son for De Bruyne this week and Gundogan for Soucek next week but, with three days still to go until the deadline, I am waiting a bit more before making my final decision. 

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  1. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Play Coufal or Soucek ?

    1. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Coufal

  2. Points scored and chips used in Gameweeks 18 & 19.
    Legomané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    1) What was your combined FPL Points total (deducting any -4 hits) for GW18 and GW19?

    2) Which Chips did you use, if any? (e.g FH18, BB19?)

    Interested to see roughly how each strategy performed over the BGW + DGW - thanks! 🙂

    1. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) 184
      2) fh18 bb19

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Huge

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Gw18 52(-4) no chip

      Gw19 103(-4) TC KDB

      147 total after hits

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1)172
      2)wc18, bb19

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      157 FH18

    5. Amey
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1. 28+103 = 131
      2. No chips. All chips intact.

      Gained 100k OR (950k now)
      So basically trading waters 😀

    6. The White Pele
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      181
      WC18 BB19

    7. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      46 & 105 = 151 with no chips used

    8. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      192
      FH and BB
      30k to 1.6k

    9. COYR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) 169 (57+116-4)
      2) FH18 only (-4 GW19)

    10. Thomas Shelby from Birmingh…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) 67+95 - 162
      2) GW18 FH

    11. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      153 - no hits & no chips used.

      Well happy with that to be honest

    12. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      55+95
      fh 18 bb 19

      drop in rank to 8k

      1. Fernando Torres
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        171 including hits with no chips used.

        1. PortisRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Identical to me. Very happy with that. OR climbed 176k.

    13. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) 158

      2) DGW19 TC

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Sorry forgot to add I used FH in GW18.

    14. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      148 ... no chips used

    15. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      33 BGW18 and 129 DGW 19, no chips and no hits used 🙂

    16. RedLightning - Jan to May L…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      200 (53 + 155 -8).
      FH 18, BB 19.
      Would have been 194 even without the BB.

    17. RedLightning - Jan to May L…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Benny Hanaphy (the new leader of the January to May League) played WC18 and BB19, scoring 201 (51+154-4).
      Alex Pappas (second in January to May League) also played WC18 and BB19, scoring 201 (47+162-8).

    18. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      FH18 50pts + BB19 109pts (121pts - 12pts hit) = 159pts
      Moved from 263k up to 143k

    19. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      158.

      GW 18 : 47. No hits.
      GW 19 : 111. No hits. BB used.

    20. djman102
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      18: 42 on FH (11 pts on bench-thanks, Mitchell!)
      19: 117-8 on BB
      Total: 151

    21. RedLightning - Jan to May L…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      The new world number 4, Kazimierz Konieczka, played FH18 and TC19 (Antonio) for 206 points (49 + 165 - 8).

    22. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Looking forward to your conclusion based on this small non-random sample.

      1. elwardio
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Me too

    23. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      155 (-4) (-4), no chips used

    24. RedLightning - Jan to May L…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      The top scorer in GW19, Alan Gildersleve, played no chip in 18 and BB19, scoring 218 (35 + 195 - 12).

    25. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      192 points.
      FH gw18,BB gw19.

    26. Jealous Viper
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1. 189
      2. BB19
      Targett was a nice surprise

    27. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) 149
      2 FH 18, TC Salah 19

    28. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      116, FH in 18 and none in 19. I had some good luck as a Cancelo/KDB non-owner but still got shafted by postponements, benchings and Stones' first two shots on target of the season.

    29. Seb Wassell
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) 148
      2) TC19

    30. elwardio
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      176 (184-8)
      WC 18
      TC 19 (kdb)

    31. Iwantmorepointsthanks
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) 151 (-8) = 143
      2) no chips used

    32. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      160
      No chip 18, TC19

      1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        145 ( -8) over gw18 & 19. No chips. Very pleased with 20k rank rise to 330k. Expected at least 100k fall. Salah blank was a gift.
        Lots of cards played by rivals in MLs and H2H leagues.
        Rough- lost both my League 1, division 1 H2H to chip players (BB) but cant have it all. Overall a satisfactory 2 weeks. Hopefully the rise in rank starts now.

    33. rjcv177
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) 159
      2) FH 18

    34. Alex_thekid
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1 : 184 -8 58& 126. -8
      2 FH & BB 18-19
      the -8 & -4 gw17 was
      Nico williams Brewster Raphina Chilwell to
      Justin Diaz Antonio Foden
      Massive swing 🙂
      3.2m to 330k in 12gws 11/12 green arrows glad i attacked this stretch

    35. alfoir
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Draft had DCL, Bissouma and Mitchell -> Rodrigo, Gundogan, Stones with BB played.

      Lack of Leeds double meant instead I went DCL, Son, KWP -> 4.3 Davis fodder, KDB, Cancelo.

      41pts difference between my draft and what I actually did, 50k OR dropping to 90k. And now I have to ship KDB back out. So, rough.

      That said, I still have wildcard, BB and TC at my disposal when others in mini league don’t.

      So, disappointing week but one that can be recovered.

    36. zon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) 191
      2) FH18, BB19

    37. AllGonePozzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1. 174
      2. BB19

    38. RobinKerr1987
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      189, BB only

      18: 48pts
      19: 141pts BB with Salah C

    39. temo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1. (59+112 = 159) -12 = 147
      2. No chips

      1. djman102
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        I think you took your 12 point hit twice. 🙂

    40. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1. 148 after hits
      2. No chips used - two minus 8s.

    41. DangerFC
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      176 points
      Bb gw 19

    42. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      GW 18: 58 FH
      GW 19: 125 -8= 117 no chip

      175 in total with FH played

    43. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) Just 128
      2) None

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        120 after hits

    44. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) 190
      2) WC (GW18) and BB (GW19)

    45. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      58 + 134

      FH 18 BB 19

      432k to 87k

    46. Silver_and_Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1) 173 [54+119]
      2) FH18, BB19

    47. 2EyedTurk
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      198
      FH18 BB19

    48. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 13 days ago

      1) 134 (57+77)
      2) FH 18, TC Salah 19

    49. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      45
      73 (-4)

      114. No chips. Yes, that is the lowest score on this site.

    50. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      158 no chips used

    51. RedLightning - Jan to May L…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      The new leader of the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league, Mark Hinksman, played WC18 and BB19 for 208 points (61 + 151 - 4).
      And Pro Pundit Andy LTFPL played WC18 and BB19 for 200 points (59 + 145 - 4).

      1. Silver_and_Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Hi, question regarding H2H community leagues. It seems, results from GW18 are missing. Therefore league tables are lacking points from that GW18 as well. Please, double check.

        1. RedLightning - Jan to May L…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Thanks for pointing this out.
          It is being investigated.

        2. RedLightning - Jan to May L…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          The league tables have been updated to include the GW18 results and should now be correct.

          1. Silver_and_Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 11 days ago

            Thanks a lot, mate!

    52. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Used WC in GW18 and took a hit without using chips in GW19

      61 + 125 (-4) = a total of 181

    53. _Freddo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      1. 201 points (-8)
      GW18 - 58 (FHC)
      GW19 - 143 (-8) (BB)

      Rank went from 984k to 252k.

      Glad I didn't save them to the end of the season where I would probably still be struggling to get out of the millions.

    54. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      1) 131
      2) no chips

    55. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      124 (-8) ... 116
      54 (-8) ..... 46
      Total ... 162

      No chips

    56. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      GW18 47(-4)
      GW19 109(-4)
      Total 150 and no chips used

    57. Robben Mee Blind
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      153 (no hits)
      FH18, no chips in 19

    58. Jafalad
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      156 A 12 point hit used in Gwk 19.

      FH in 18.

    59. Dynamic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      51 + 125(-4) = 172

      No chips.

    60. bobwils
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      167
      No chips used

    61. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      GW18: 40(-4) No chip

      GW19: 129 TC

      165 total points

    62. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      109 no chips used.

      Not great but my FH team would only have made and extra 23 points and I narrowly avoided TC KDB so fairly happy overall

    63. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      1) 155pts
      2) no chips used.

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 13 days ago

        Sorry. -12.

    64. Gleys11
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 13 days ago

      173 (18FH and 19BB) - Me

      191 (19BB) - The better half

    65. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      FH18 = 52 (would have had only 3 starters without the chip)
      BB19 = 139 before -12 hit. Ended up +40 on these moves, yet BB fail with triple Leeds

      179 post hits. OR went from 80k to 20k

    66. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      174(-8) FH18

    67. Alberto Tomba
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      1) 134 (55 + 79)
      2) FH18, no hits

      WC GW20

    68. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Gw18 - FH - 57
      Gw19 - 79 (-4)

      132 overall
      Very disappointed with this outcome :/

    69. iCon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      162 - No chips used

    70. Tambling5
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      a) 56 and 121 (-12) = 165.
      b) 18 FH 19 BB
      Rank from 4000+ to 2000 +
      However actual points from bench was only 5, and resulting team so lopsided am going to free hit this week.

    71. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      180

      GW18 WC, GW19BB

    72. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      1) 138
      2) FH18

    73. nikzgfx
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      176 after -4 on GW19.

      No chips used.

  3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Rodrigo to Kane for a hit or play Coufal and do it for free next week?

    1. RoryzonderR
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Would wait one week...

    2. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Play Coufal

  4. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Morning all,

    Has anyone got the link for the Legoman fixture graphic?

    Cheers
    Mo

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Legoman

    2. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Take your pick 🙂
      (Will update the full fixture view, inc. ECL etc. after FA Cup matches today)

      Original — https://twitter.com/legomane_fpl/status/1352970379543916544?s=21
      Colour friendly —https://twitter.com/legomane_fpl/status/1352970463627116545?s=21

      1. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks mate!

  5. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Play

    A) Dallas (NEW a)
    B) Creswell (CRY a)

    Have Raph, Bamford and Antonio starting too

    1. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      B

  6. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Bench two:

    A- Coufal (cry)
    B- Justin (eve)
    C- Dallas (new)
    D- Mitchell (WHU)

    1. RoryzonderR
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Bench C & D

    2. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      B and d

    3. The White Pele
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      B D

  7. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Are any of these prices change prediction sites right these days?

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Lots going on with chips flying about, DGWs/blank weeks, and possible FPL Towers interference

  8. Amey
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Wilson owners what are you doing??

    I'm contemplating holding for one GW or selling for Kane (-4) atm

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Probably keep then and sell for Kane next week.

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Hmm
        That's what I'm leaning towards atm
        Thanks

      2. The White Pele
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Save if you have Son

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          I don't

          1. The White Pele
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 14 days ago

            Close tbh, i’d do it

            1. Amey
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              Ha Ha
              Liverpool aren't what they used to be atm. Kane will definitely come next GW !

              Newcastle look down and out atm, maybe ASM back will give them some boost.

              1. The White Pele
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Good point.

    2. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      I'd hold for leeds

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      I think I would hold for Leeds, but I have Kane & Antonio already otherwise I would be tempted to sell.

      The KDB injury is taking up my freebie and I don’t see a +4 point upside with many forwards to cover a hit for Wilson

  9. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Martinez
    Cresswell Cancelo Dias
    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish Raphinha
    Antonio Bamford

    (Steer Robbo Mitchell Brewster)
    1 FT & 0.3m

    KDB ➡️ Gündo for free?

    Leaves the option open for Raphinha to Son(c) for free OR Raphinha & Brewster to Kane(c) & 4.5 mid for -4 in GW21.

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Template move. I've done the same

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Boring but seems sensible.

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Aye
          Will have loads itb but next GW is just around the corner 😉

  10. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    150pts behind ML leader

    I still have BB and Wildcard. Triple Captain too

    Share me your story about overtaking your ML leader with huge diff in pts. I need to feel inspired

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Not really inspiring but I was 180 points behind my ml leader going into game week 18, my start was THAT bad

      Have cut that to 80 in 2 weeks so 100 point swing in 2 game weeks, I did use my wc and bench boost but he’s played his free hit

    2. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      I was almost 100 points behind my ML leader about 4 weeks ago.

      I'm now 15 points behind after he kinda fluffed the blank-double and I did fairly well.

      He's played his WC too and I've got all chips intact

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Joined a mini league in GW 2. Was 105 points behind until GW 17. Now 52.
      Hoping to keep chipping away at the lead.

  11. The White Pele
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    What to do with this lot? 1FT, 0.4 itb

    DDG
    Cancelo Chilwell Coufal
    Bruno Rashford Son KDB* Gündogan
    Antonio Bamford

    Fab Dier Holding Wood

    A) KDB to Barnes
    B) KDB to Grealish
    C) other

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      I'd do B

      1. The White Pele
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers, 5th YC is the only concern tho.

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Can't control that.
          He injured 2 City players, elbowed Shelvey still No YC 😆

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Morning all, anywhere you’d take a hit here or GTG?

    No FT but 7m ITB

    Fabianski
    Coufal stones cancello Maguire
    Gundo Bruno Rashford souceck
    Lacazette bamford

    Areola Vardy holding Smith Rowe

  13. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Considering an unplanned WC with this lot.

    Mendy/Johnstone
    Zouma C Taylor Dias Stones Kilman
    KDB Salah Bruno Soucek Biss
    Vardy Bamford Antonio

    No FTs and there’s 3 big injured in that lot + Zouma and Johnstone that need to be shipped ASAP.

    Time to press the button?

    1. Gromit
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Tough one that. I think I’d be tempted to WC that lot to sort the spine of the team out. You could only have 2 defenders this week.

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Yep agreed, and I’m loathed to take another hit having just done a -8.

    2. Zogzeg
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      I’d say yes to WC, but have a look at a draft. If you’re changing 5+ players then it’s a good idea imo.

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        My drafts will bring in 8 changes.

  14. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Is this team G2G or are there any changes that you would make to it

    Martinez

    Stones Coufal Dias James

    Fernandes Salah Rashford Saka

    Watkins Wilson

    Johnstone Soucek Dallas Vardy

    0.2 ITB 1 FT

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Gromit
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      I would roll the FT and sort Vardy next week as part of a double transfer

    2. TheTruth
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Vardy - Antonio

  15. Old Bull
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Observations on this WC please guys

    Pope McCarthy
    Justin Stones Cancelo Bednarek Cresswell
    Maddison Gundo Bruno Son Soucek
    Kane Ings Antonio

    2.5m war fund.

    1. Gromit
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Sound to me. DCL instead of Ings a possibility?

  16. Gromit
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Morning all

    Quickie question:

    Start next gameweek
    A) Justin
    B) Che Adams

    1. Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Justin the form player, Adams overdue a goal. I’d probably opt Justin

      1. Gromit
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks Bull. It’s oddly a conundrum!

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

    Pogba's turn to form seems to coincide with Rashford going down. Have their positions changed in some way to make this happen or is it purely coincidence?

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      What do you mean by Rashford going down?

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

        I know he missed the last game but his points per game even without this are lower in recent weeks while Pogba has increased a lot. I just didn't know if there was a positional reason for this

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          I don’t think his average PPG has gone down at all to be honest. In fact I think his average from gameweek 13-18 is probably higher than at any other point this season

    2. TheTruth
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Rashford was benched last game. Pogba is still playing the same role..box to box.
      Looking for united? Bruno, Shaw and AWB

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Seems that way. Pogba is on the left and Rashford is less effective on the right.

  18. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    When I make early transfers to catch price rises/avoid price drops my players never change in price!

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Haha... Loads of players failed to rise in my team last night! And, I brought in Gundy for his non-existent rise too.

      FPL towers f**king with us I tells ya!

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Same. I did KDB to Maddison last night for that reason.

  19. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    In 6 of the last 8 GWs defenders have been top scorers.
    Holgate, Hause, Mee, Tierney, Keane and Stones (other two are Maddison and McTominay).

    Does this mean that frequent deadlines are better for defenders than attackers?
    We know that attackers get tired more.
    Is 4 or 5 at the back a better option for the coming weeks?

  20. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Is it possible to catch a mini league leader is 180 points ahead at this stage?

    I'm thinking yes as it means approx an approx 10 point gain every week?

  21. POGBA & COKE
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    I already have Foden and double City defence, but feel like I need Gundogan.

    Should I take our Foden for Gundo?

    Foden just played full 90 mins in the Cup whereas Gundo started on the bench. Likely Foden won’t start against WBA.

  22. Vratislaviensis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    You didn't consider Rashford at all? With these fixtures SHU ars SOU EVE wba I think doubling up with Utd with Bruno is not a bad idea. Specially given current form of the other top teams and lack of premium mids.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Could get a rest vs SHU since he came off injured and getting a scan. Otherwise seems like a good shout

  23. And nothing else Mata'…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Replacemets for Vardy and KDB:

    A) Kane and Grealish
    B) Watkins and Maddison
    C) Watkins and Son

    Thanx

    1. DeeJazz
        10 months, 14 days ago

        It's depend. If you want have a players with lower percentage ownership, take B. Safe option I think is A.

      • Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 13 days ago

        A

    2. DeeJazz
        10 months, 14 days ago

        At now I used WC and I have some problem with choices:

        1) Sterling or Bernardo Silva ? (already I have Gundogan)
        2) Pope, De Gea or Schmeichel ?
        3) Take Ben Chilwell or Ricardo Pereira for Robbo ?

        Thanks for help

        1. Jafalad
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 13 days ago

          Sterling...although not great value.
          Pope. BUR have come good and Pope will rack up points each week. Set and forget.
          Not sure about the last two as neither appeal.

        2. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 13 days ago

          Sterling
          Pope if you think Burnley keep CS. He has 17 bonus points already due to the fact the defenders aren’t particularly baps friendly.
          Neither for me. Chilwell of the 2 though

      • KopKingKop
          10 months, 13 days ago

          133 GW4 - Bench Boost
          135 GW7 - Triple Captain

        • Bonus magnet
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          1.Areola vs Brighton

          2.Martinez vs Burnley