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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. acidicleo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    103 - 8 = 95 all out...
    Lost H2H by a point as opponent had targett, Grealish and watkins.
    Unfortunately none of them blanked...

    1. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Sorry bad moan post first on page...

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      109 all out for me & all chips still intact. Obviously anything over a ton is a big win, but it feels somehow small when you see some of the scores on here...

      1. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yeah I’m 113-4 (no chips) and I can see I have a green arrow. I only had one blank yet it still feels like an anticlimax somehow.

  2. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Agree with the author of this article about his proposed moves; (OUT: KDB then Soucek; IN: Son and then Gündogan)

    But, I feel the moves in might be better reversed. Bring in Gündogan first for WBA game while Son plays Pool. Then Soucek > Son in time for Brighton game.

    Anyone else doing this?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Really ?
      Why not Madison or Rash ?

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I dunno. It’s not like I don’t like Maddy or Rash, but for varying reasons I think I like Gundo better.
        City’s fixtures, his form and on penalties I guess

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      No but the order makes sense.

      i m going probably doing kdb for sterling for 2 games then salah.

    3. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Not having same players, but yes. This week Gundo, next week Son.

    4. tbos83
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yep am doing exactly this

    5. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Best Gk to get ?

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

        Martinez

    6. HD7
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mccarthy
      Stones Holding Coufal
      Salah Bruno KDB* Maddy
      Antonio Bamford Kane

      Fraser Taylor Mitchell Bissouma

      A) GW20: KDB to Gundo
      GW21: Holding to Dias/Cancelo

      B) GW20: KDB to Sterling
      GW21: Holding to Justin/WanB/Maguire

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

        a

    7. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      89 points, zero goals lol

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        hard lines !!!

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

        No goals for me either, in my 80.

    8. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Get Cancelo in or Stones for less rotation threat?

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

        Cancelo- bigger upside

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I’ve got both thankfully and happy as Larry with that going forward.

        But, Cancelo is the guy who I’m expecting big things from

      3. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Stones 100%

    9. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      152 all out, wow don’t think I’ve ever done that well. Up over 500k places and pushing for a top 100k spot now after loitering around the millions for far too long.

      Cool story bro etc I know, but it feels like you see everyone winning here every week and it’s nice to have a taste!

      1. MidTableFantasy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Holy shiteee, nice!

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

        wow that's huge- congrats

      3. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Huge. Congrats

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Superb going, enjoy!

      5. gogs67
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Nice one.

        • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Very nice

        • Bagheri Arce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Cool story bro 😉

        • Black Knights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yeah gotta enjoy the good times bud. It’s not like your missus/family will understand so here’s the best place to celebrate.

          1. Dybala10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I try telling her and she does that thing I do whenever she speaks - pretend she cares.

            1. Black Knights
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Ha mine’s even stopped doing that now.

              I only play every other season and I hear myself stop telling her mid-sentence as she’s already switched off lol

        • tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          156(-8) here, and just inside the top 100k ! Feels good.

        • Dybala10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Cheers guys

        • TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Very nice

          Bench Boost?

          1. Dybala10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Don’t let that take off the shine 😉 but BB was Johnstone, Dallas, Bamford and Kane.

      6. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        95pts and it feels like a terrible week. Good riddance to the blank and double week. Glad it will be back to normal now.

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

          as 'normal' as this season can be

        2. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Very high variance week with Stones and Liverpool result particularly swinging scores

          1. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I did get Stones pts but no Antonio, no Villa players, Salah captain

      7. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        So I got 117 points with a -8 and my cup opponent got 109... who goes through?!

        1. Chrisitis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Most goals I think
          Read the rules

        2. MidTableFantasy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Whoever has more goals scored, if that is tied I can't remember what happens

        3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Nice. Now counts who scored more goals. Are you a fpl virgin ? 🙂

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Nah, I just don’t care about the cup.

        4. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          1. Most goals
          2. Less goals conceded
          3. Virtual coin toss

          I'm well aware of these rules because I won my fist round thanks to the virtual coin toss lmao.

          1. MidTableFantasy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            You should have also bought a lottery ticket that day!

      8. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Anyone beat ever 200pts from dgw ?
        I did it once

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Sanchez TC

        2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Nope, kane c on hatty and bunch of positive vibes

      9. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Fantastic tactics from Bruce. Pity those crosses couldn't find their 7 foot tall strikers. Mings and Konsa must have been roaring laughing.

        1. jammie26
            1 month, 2 days ago

            How else are you going to play with Andy Carroll up front?

            1. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              He can play the ball on the round too like. They kept going with it when he was off more than 20 mins and runners like St Max, Fraser, Wilson were on. Bruce isn't offering anything new. Leeds will stuff then.

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          To release cash for possible Kane move next week Robertson to

          A Maguire
          B Justin
          C James
          D Stretch to Chilwell

          1. fplking14
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            City defenders?

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Got Cancelo and Dias

          2. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            B

          3. rubberdignerapids
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Justin from that lot, however I don't fancy the transfer despite Liverpool's poor form

            If it was for a City defender, that would be a whole other ballgame

            Could you bank it and play Robbo this week? I'm expecting a tight game and he could come out with a CS or even an attacking return now with Matip back which will allow him to push up further more comfortably

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Cheers- yes can leave a week

        3. rubberdignerapids
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I'm looking at a 5-3-2 formation this week even after a -4. Should I be considering further hits?

          Don't have Kane or Son and was thinking about drafting one of them in after the Liverpool game, but could it be worth it to do it for a hit this week?

          My current team:

          McCarthy
          (C)ancelo, Robbo, Stones, Dallas, Coufal
          Bruno, Salah, Gundogan
          Bamford, Antonio

          Subs: Johnstone, Lookman, Soucek, Vardy*

          4.8itb

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Moar

          2. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Cancelo Captain is an interesting pick. GL from an owner!

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

              Thanks buddy, I think this week is a good one for a punty captain and I like their cs chances at the very least

          3. jammie26
              1 month, 2 days ago

              No hits imo.

            • ZimZalabim
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Id take the hit for Vardy to Kane and go 4-3-3 this week

          4. POTATO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 2 days ago

            From LiveFPL https://www.livefpl.net/Overall
            NC: 75.55% 70.81
            TC: 8.36% 86.15
            WC: 6.46% 93.24
            BB : 6.17% 100.13
            FH : 3.46% 95.90

            Bench boost average is a ton.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Wow these averages, monsters

            2. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              From this context, I can see a no chip 109 is actually a massive score this week, so pretty chuffed actually. Thx for posting!

            3. Black Knights
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Wonder how many hits for that though. 29 points up on no chip is pretty good, but not as great if it cost a -8 (but probs still worth it).

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                No hits for me. Although funnily enough I agonised over a 4pter for Bam > Antonio but chickened out.
                Would’ve been a great move in hindsight

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  🙂

                  Spent ages on Stones over Soucek for a hit. Went for it at 10:59 but was too slow

                2. Black Knights
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Yeah was asking about hits on BB affecting how beneficial it was.

            4. LSK
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Nice, beat my average (no chip) by over 50 points.

            5. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Damn I got 131 (-4) with no chips used

              Must be right in the top percentile for that

            6. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Didn't even hit the NC average. Good riddance to whatever number gameweek this was.

          5. fplking14
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Vardy and Salah > Kane + Rashford for a hit?.
            Bruno Grealish Son Salah my midfield.

            1. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Don't bring Rashford (from his owner)!

              1. fplking14
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Only way to get Kane in.

              2. fplking14
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Why?

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

              I'd keep Salah and look at some other way to finance Vardy > Kane.

              1. fplking14
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Martinez Button
                Dias Stones Dier Coufal Douglas
                Grealish Salah Bruno Son Anguissa
                Antonio Bamford Vardy

                0.2ITB
                How would you get Kane in?

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Dier to Mitchell

                  1. fplking14
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Thank you so much! Didn't see that.

            3. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Wouldn't do that- I'd either do just Vardy to Kane or find another route

              1. fplking14
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Need to downgrade someone to get Kane in.

                Martinez Button
                Dias Stones Dier Coufal Douglas
                Grealish Salah Bruno Son Anguissa
                Antonio Bamford Vardy

                0.2ITB
                How would you get Kane in?

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

                  Dier to Mitchell and Vardy to Kane?

                  You'd have a super strong starting 11

                  1. fplking14
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Thank you so much for that! Didn't see that.

            4. ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              prefer Madders to Rash

          6. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            A) KDB -> Sterling
            B) KDB -> Gundogan to allow funds for Adams -> Kane next week?

            1. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              B

            2. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              B

            3. BeWater
                1 month, 2 days ago

                B.

              • LSK
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I’d only do A if you’re confident enough to captain. In for a penny...

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I am doing B.

            4. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              So, last call, Foden, Gundo or Son for kdb?

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Son

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

                Gundo for me and bank the cash

              3. thepuntmaster
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                No Sterling?

                Having the same dilemma myself, not overly convinced by any...

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

                  Gundo for me is the best option if it allows you to upgrade elsewhere (e.g. for future weeks having Son, Kane, Bruno and Salah despite poor form, with a strong defence and peripheral players)

              4. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I've gone Gundo - will then upgrade ESR to Son next week and go 352

            5. HD7
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Mccarthy
              Stones Holding Coufal
              Salah Bruno KDB* Maddy
              Antonio Bamford Kane

              Fraser Mitchell, Taylor, Bissouma

              A) GW20: KDB to Gundo
              GW21: Holding to Dias/Cancelo

              B) GW20: KDB to Sterling
              GW21: Holding to Justin/WanB/Maguire

            6. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Help please

              Benching issue, Need to play two

              A Dallas
              B Bamford
              C DCL
              D Soucek
              E Reguilon

              Mendy
              Dias Cancelo Targett XXXX
              Bruno Mo Barnes Son XXXXX
              Antonio XXXX XXXXX

              1. thepuntmaster
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Play B C

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Ty

                  Currently on that but now wondering about Dallas over Bam

            7. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Which one scores the most over these games:
              A) Son (LIV, bri, CHE)
              B) Sterling (wba, SHU, bur)
              C) Gundogan (wba, SHU, bur)
              D) Pogba (SHU, ars, SOU)
              E) Grealish (bur, sou, WHU)

              1. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                very tough to answer such questions

                C and D probably most in form in that list

                E has a YC ban risk

                A is having his best season ever

                Cant really say much more than that, u got to go with ur gut on this one

                1. thepuntmaster
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Cheers mate, just nothing in it is there

              2. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                D

            8. ZimZalabim
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Thoughts on this plan ? And which option in 21 ?

              GW 20
              Kdb and Vardy to Gundo and Kane -4

              GW 21
              A> Bamford and Soucek to DCL and Zaha -4
              or
              B> Bamford and Soucek to Antonio and Son -4
              or
              C> Soucek to Son for free

              I know most will say C or B but A have the best fixtures but still not feeling sure on which way to go.

              Im 0.2 short of getting Son and DCL unfortunately

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

                plans are all well and good in a regular season- I would only try to plan the immediate gw as your strategy

                Injuries, positive tests and fixture cancellations/movements can derail your efforts.

                Having said that, your GW20 moves are sound

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  GW 20 deadline is Tuesday and GW 21 deadline is Saturday so not planning too far ahead and plan is flexible but your point is fair.
                  Just added the 21 moves to see what people think would be better its a tough choice DCL and Son probably the best options but funds are stuck and cant take additional hits.

                  cheers for the reply

            9. ZAMUNDA
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              A streak of 10 green arrows has come to an end.. Harsh week with picking the wrong Man City / Leicester. 101 points are still not enough apparently

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                You got a red with 101 points (no hits?!)?

                Jeez you must be pretty darn high in the OR. My rank jumped 35% with 8 more points than you

                1. ZAMUNDA
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  With (-4).. Fell from 11k to 13k

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

                Must have a very high rank

                1. ZAMUNDA
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Yup. Was waiting for this gw to squeeze into 10k, fell to 13k instead

              3. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Hey? Rank and team link?

            10. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Play Justin or Soucek?

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

                Justin

              2. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Justin.

              3. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Got to be Justin. Soucek threat has suddenly died with Antonio’s return and a change of system.
                I’m selling him next week I think as I need better from him as my 7th attacker

                1. Bennerman
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  I know what you're coming from, but Soucek's threat has not suddenly died, has it? And if it had, do we know it's because Antonio is there?
                  It's not like Soucek was playing up front

                  1. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Yes, it has totally died (according to stats I heard from bigmanbakkar on FPL wire).
                    Obviously he still might get a goal from a corner. But he’s done in my team.
                    Not necessarily Antonio’s fault, but WHam have changed their shape and formation & it clearly doesn’t help Souceks attacking potential

                    1. Bennerman
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      I personally don't see how Soucek has played any other position than steady centre-mid – am I missing something, did he get stuck up front?

                      Without any great knowledge of this, sounds a bit like FFS forum swirl.

                      I could be wrong, but as I say I can't see how Soucek and Antonio are related.

                      I don't know what the change in shape is, I've no doubt people on here will say so...

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Yeah I don’t think his approach has really changed. It’s just his returns are unpredictable and that will just continue.

                        At the end of the day WH have two great deliverers of the ball from out wide so he will continue to get returns, probably from our bench lol

                      2. ZimZalabim
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        It was 3 at the back system with Cresswell as the third CB and Masuaku at Lwb.

                        That has been one big change as a third attacking mid in front of Rice and Soucek and less security at the back.

                        Also a couple of his goals have been very late in games when west ham have been pumping balls into the box and he's scored with his feet rather than his head at the back post.

                        His threat hasn't changed that much tbh at set pieces and late in games when they need a goal he will be in the box but otherwise if they are protecting a lead he will sit back obviously.

                        Thats the biggest change with Antonio, he will score far more than Haller and they wont need to throw Soucek as an auxiliary striker for the final ten mins.

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          29 days, 8 hours ago

                          I see

              4. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Yes, my inclination as well, tks guys!

            11. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Is Henderson our for spurs ?

              And Matip is fit?

              1. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                henderson is out for FA Cup game
                Could be fit for Spurs

                Matip is fit as of latest news

              2. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Matip is fit. Henderson fitness not confirmed.

                I heard if both were fit for Burnley game that Henderson and Fabinho would have started at CB. Which doesn't make much sense!

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

                  Thanks blokes

            12. fn.jota
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Bench one:

                1. Reguilon (Liv(H))
                2. Dallas (New(A))
                3. Coufal (Cry(A))

                1. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  2

                2. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  2

                3. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  2

              • KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Think I’m pretty set this gameweek, only issue is KdB.

                So transfer him out to:
                A) Sterling
                B) Auba
                C) Mane
                D) Other (can’t afford Salah)

                Or bank FT and start one of these:
                1) Soucek
                2) Dallas
                3) Mitchell

                Thanks

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  What's your team, Sterling is the clear choice from the top 3 but Soucek and Dallas have good fixtures

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    McCarthy
                    Cancelo | Stones | Cresswell
                    KdB* | Bruno | Son | Grealish
                    Kane | Antonio | Bamford

                    Bench as aforementioned

                    Thanks

              • Punky
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  What`s with Auba`s personal reasons?

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Want to know this too, he’s one of my transfer targets this week

                • AdamJ91
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  1FT; 0.0 ITB

                  Martinez - Ramsdale
                  Cancelo - Dias - Dier - Holding - Coufal
                  KDB - Salah - Bruno - Soucek - Anguissa
                  Vardy - Antonio - Bamford

                  KDB & Vardy > Kane & Gundogan? (-4)

                  Well then probably look to do Soucek > Son the week after.

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Yep - get it done

                • andres
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Looking to get Kane in, which one would you sell:

                  A Watkins
                  B Bamford

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Tricky

                    Watkins is useless but Villa have good fixtures

                    Leeds pitch is horrific so Bamford will struggle to get any points in home games

                    1. andres
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Yeah, Watkins is terrible to own!

                      Bamford till now was delivring

                    2. boroie
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Watkins is useless? You obviously only watch football for FF... Watkins has been brilliant all season and is one of the main reasons Villa have been so good this season.

                  2. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Wouldn't want to lose him before Newcastle, but long term Bamford

                  3. OleBall
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Watkins if any

                  4. DBossman_2000
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Is this worth the -8?

                    Salah, Vardy, Brewster >> Maddison/Barnes, Watkins, Kane

                    1. thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      If Salah was an injured KDB in those proposed moves; it’d be a yes without hesitation.
                      Probably right to get rid of Salah at this point but I’m kind of glad I have other priorities before I make that big decision to sell him...