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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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1,673 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Play Coufal or Soucek ?

    1. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Coufal

  2. Points scored and chips used in Gameweeks 18 & 19.
    Legomané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 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
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1) 184
      2) fh18 bb19

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Huge

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Gw18 52(-4) no chip

      Gw19 103(-4) TC KDB

      147 total after hits

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1)172
      2)wc18, bb19

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      157 FH18

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 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
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      181
      WC18 BB19

    7. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      46 & 105 = 151 with no chips used

    8. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      192
      FH and BB
      30k to 1.6k

    9. COYR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    10. C_Manan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1) 67+95 - 162
      2) GW18 FH

    11. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      153 - no hits & no chips used.

      Well happy with that to be honest

    12. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      55+95
      fh 18 bb 19

      drop in rank to 8k

      1. Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        171 including hits with no chips used.

        1. PortisRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

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

    13. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1) 158

      2) DGW19 TC

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Sorry forgot to add I used FH in GW18.

    14. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      148 ... no chips used

    15. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    16. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    17. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 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
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    19. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      158.

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

    20. djman102
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    21. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    22. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. elwardio
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Me too

    23. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    24. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    25. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      192 points.
      FH gw18,BB gw19.

    26. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1. 189
      2. BB19
      Targett was a nice surprise

    27. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1) 149
      2 FH 18, TC Salah 19

    28. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 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
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1) 148
      2) TC19

    30. elwardio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    31. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    32. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      160
      No chip 18, TC19

      1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 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
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1) 159
      2) FH 18

    34. Alex_thekid
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 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
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 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
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1) 191
      2) FH18, BB19

    37. AllGonePozzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1. 174
      2. BB19

    38. RobinKerr1987
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      189, BB only

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

    39. temo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. djman102
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I think you took your 12 point hit twice. 🙂

    40. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    41. DangerFC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      176 points
      Bb gw 19

    42. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 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
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1) Just 128
      2) None

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        120 after hits

    44. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    45. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      58 + 134

      FH 18 BB 19

      432k to 87k

    46. Silver_and_Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

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

    47. 2EyedTurk
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      198
      FH18 BB19

    48. Kannbury
        2 months, 21 days ago

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

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        45
        73 (-4)

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

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        158 no chips used

      • RedLightning - The Last Ten…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 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
          2 months, 20 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 - The Last Ten…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Thanks for pointing this out.
            It is being investigated.

          2. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 20 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
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Thanks a lot, mate!

      • Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

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

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

      • _Freddo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 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.

      • The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        1) 131
        2) no chips

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

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

        No chips

      • Peteski29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

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

      • Robben Mee Blind
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        153 (no hits)
        FH18, no chips in 19

      • Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        156 A 12 point hit used in Gwk 19.

        FH in 18.

      • Dynamic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        51 + 125(-4) = 172

        No chips.

      • bobwils
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        167
        No chips used

      • Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        GW18: 40(-4) No chip

        GW19: 129 TC

        165 total points

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 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

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        1) 155pts
        2) no chips used.

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Sorry. -12.

      • Gleys11
          2 months, 21 days ago

          173 (18FH and 19BB) - Me

          191 (19BB) - The better half

        • HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 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

        • JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          174(-8) FH18

        • Alberto Tomba
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

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

          WC GW20

        • AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

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

          132 overall
          Very disappointed with this outcome :/

        • iCon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          162 - No chips used

        • Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 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.

        • Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          180

          GW18 WC, GW19BB

        • KEVIN DE CLAUS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          1) 138
          2) FH18

        • nikzgfx
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          176 after -4 on GW19.

          No chips used.

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. RoryzonderR
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Would wait one week...

        2. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Play Coufal

      • mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Morning all,

        Has anyone got the link for the Legoman fixture graphic?

        Cheers
        Mo

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Legoman

        2. Legomané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 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
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Thanks mate!

      • Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Play

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

        Have Raph, Bamford and Antonio starting too

        1. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          B

      • Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Bench two:

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

        1. RoryzonderR
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Bench C & D

        2. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          B and d

        3. The White Pele
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          B D

      • AD2110
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

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

      • Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 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
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Probably keep then and sell for Kane next week.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

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

          2. The White Pele
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Save if you have Son

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              I don't

              1. The White Pele
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Close tbh, i’d do it

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 22 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
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Good point.

        2. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I'd hold for leeds

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Thanks

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 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

      • Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 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
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Template move. I've done the same

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Boring but seems sensible.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

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

      • Mac90
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 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
          2 months, 22 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
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 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
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 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.

      • The White Pele
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 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
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I'd do B

          1. The White Pele
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Cheers, 5th YC is the only concern tho.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

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

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 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

      • Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 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
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 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
            2 months, 22 days ago

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

        2. Zogzeg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 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
            2 months, 22 days ago

            My drafts will bring in 8 changes.

      • royals forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 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
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

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

        2. TheTruth
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Vardy - Antonio

      • Old Bull
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 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
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Sound to me. DCL instead of Ings a possibility?

      • Gromit
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Morning all

        Quickie question:

        Start next gameweek
        A) Justin
        B) Che Adams

        1. Old Bull
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

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

          1. Gromit
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Thanks Bull. It’s oddly a conundrum!

      • Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          What do you mean by Rashford going down?

          1. Earn your Spurs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 22 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
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 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
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

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

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 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
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

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

      • EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 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?

      • Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 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?

      • POGBA & COKE
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 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.

      • Vratislaviensis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 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
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

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

      • And nothing else Mata'…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Replacemets for Vardy and KDB:

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

        Thanx

        1. DeeJazz
            2 months, 21 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
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            A

        2. DeeJazz
            2 months, 21 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 21 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
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 21 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
              2 months, 21 days ago

              133 GW4 - Bench Boost
              135 GW7 - Triple Captain

            • Bonus magnet
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              1.Areola vs Brighton

              2.Martinez vs Burnley