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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. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Would you make any adjustments to the lineup/bench/cappers?

    Martinez
    (C)ancelo Stones Tierney
    Saka Gundo Bruno(v) Son
    Antonio Bamford Martial

    McCarthy | ESR, TAA, Mitch

    0FTs. 7.8 ITB.

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I’m with you on (C)ancelo

      Maybe switch TAA with ESR in bench order (despite horrible form- I suspect he is out for you after this CW?). Other than that g2g

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers. I feel like ESR is about the same as Saka. I was wondering whether to put 3rd on the bench haha. I doubt I'll get rid next week. I'll have other priorities, most likely, and it won't feel worth a hit to sell him, especially as I won't need the extra cash 😀 Thanks again

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

      7.8 ITB. Look at you!
      G2G
      I’m Bruno(c), Cancelo (v)

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Ooo la la, my bum bag is overflowing

    3. Im New Here
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Martial > Kane?

        1. Im New Here
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Oh just saw 0FT. Maybe next week if you don't want the hit (plus Martial has better fixture this GW)

      • ...al
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Play Holding

        or

        KdB > Gundogan -4

        Option 2 gives me cash for Kane in for bamford/Antonio next week

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I'd take a hit

        2. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          If you are set on getting Kane in next week anyway, you may as well take the hit now. If you're not sure, or have other potential routes to fund Kane that might be better, then maybe playing Holding is the better option.

        3. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Play Holding

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

          Do the move, as you'll need to get him out next week anyway

        5. ...al
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Not dead set, but Bamford seems to have burned out a bit and I've 7 mil itb. Kane is the only striker worth it really.

          Robertson Stones Cancelo Holding
          Salah Son Grealish Fernandes
          Antonio Bamford

          KdB Davis subs.

          KdB would > Gundog would bench holding, and might be worth the punt. Southampton probably score vs Arsenal at home, but hard call. I'd rather spend the cash on upgrading Antonio/Bamford to Kane so the hit is this week or next if that's the case

        6. rubberdignerapids
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I’d take the hit only because it sets you up for Kane next week and I don’t trust Arsenal

        7. bodsc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Hit

      • Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        This site seems to have switched to a desktop version on my iPhone, as opposed to the mobile version I’ve had until now.

        Have I toggled something that I need to fix? If so, anyone know how?

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Yes. Check the bottom left-hand corner for a button

          1. Black Knights
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Thank you.

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Bottom left corner

          1. Black Knights
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Cheers. Had never noticed that before.

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

        If you could only bring in one who would it be and why?

        A Kane
        B Son

        1. Bennyboy1907
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Lol same question same time

          • Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            a pens

          • ...al
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Son

            Above and below posts.

          • rubberdignerapids
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Son for the Liverpool game- Liverpool’s high attack press and possession play will suit Son’s break on the counter to a tee if he’s afforded the opportunity

            Kane only has pens in his favour in these kind of fixtures

            I expect the game to be very tight however and potentially even no returns for either

          • Aztec Kamara
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Kane, pens, looks like the best player on the pitch most games, lack of other F options but plenty of mids I’m happy with instead of Son

        2. Bennyboy1907
            2 months, 22 days ago

            If you could only have 1 regardless of price.
            Son or Kane?

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Kane for now. Both for the Brighton game

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

              Kane. But Son owners are like cultists, can’t be swayed

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

                Yep those extra 3 points make it a real clear cut decision

            3. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Son for the Liverpool game- Liverpool’s high attack press and possession play will suit Son’s break on the counter to a tee if he’s afforded the opportunity

              Kane only has pens in his favour in these kind of fixtures

              I expect the game to be very tight however and potentially even no returns for either

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

              Kane, see above

            5. bodsc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Kane.

          • Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Is Robbo --> Cancelo/Stones worth a hit?

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              nope

            2. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Cancelo yes perhaps- that’s almost a banked cs with potential attacking returns

              Having said that I’ve kept Robbo myself for this gw since I’ve had other fires to put out

            3. cravencottage
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              I wouldnt for a hit

            4. ...al
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Maybe not for a hit

            5. Hadebayor Mum
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Not for a hit

          • JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Thoughts on KDB to Gundo this week and Bamford to Kane next week? Leaves me with this

            Martinez
            Cancelo • Stones • Coufal
            Salah • Bruno • Son • Grealish • Gundogan
            Kane • Antonio
            (Steer / Dallas / Mitchell / Brewster)

            Will also leave 1.7 ITB

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Looks good

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

              Yeah, moves look good.
              Doing it tonight before price changes? (I think I might risk it)

            3. ...al
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Same boat and almost same team

              Kinda tempted to get Gundog for the fun of it. However I've Holding picking up Cs' on my bench the last 2 weeks

          • Pépé Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Bench one:

            A) Dallas (new)
            B) Coufal (cry)
            C) Soucek (cry)

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

              C

            2. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              C for sure

            3. Hadebayor Mum
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 22 days ago

              C

            4. GenerationalTalent
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              C

            5. bodsc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              C

            6. Hotdogs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              C

          • cravencottage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Current MF; Grealish, Bruno, Saka, KDB, Soucek...... Please rank, KDB to:

            1) Salah
            2) Gundo
            3) Son
            4) Sterling

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              2)
              3)
              4)
              1)

            2. GenerationalTalent
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              3, 2, 1, 4
              (I refuse to ever trust Sterling again)

            3. yakirh
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              1 3 4 2

          • Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Play Coufal or Soucek?

            1. Hadebayor Mum
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Coufal

            2. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Soucek

            3. Pépé Pig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Coufal I think

            4. GenerationalTalent
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Coufal

            5. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Cheers

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

              Coufal

          • Hadebayor Mum
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Is Gundogan:

            A - Too good to be true
            B - A big old trap

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Cheap trap

              1. Hadebayor Mum
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Rashford too punty? I like Grealish but 4YC putting me off.

            2. ...al
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Both

              However, there's not much else going fixture/form wise and it's a cheap punt

            3. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              At the moment he looks like a good option, the main risk would be that he drops deeper in defensive duty without KDB

              His previous data playing KDB-less (when he was out of form) was very very poor attacking-wise. However he seems to have a bit of a purple patch atm so perhaps that’s not too valid.

              I suppose we shall find out soon

            4. Kno
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Think he might be a bit of a trap but at 5.5 I dont mind giving it a go

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

              At his price worth going for him

            6. Aurora Borealis?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              A. Are you a fixtures or form man?

              If you are a form man, Man City currently have the best form in the league.

              If you are a fixtures man, Man City have the best upcoming fixtures in the league.

              Gundogan currently has the best form of any player in the league.

              Gundogan is the cheapest of all the realistic KDB replacement.

              Where is the trap?

              1. Hadebayor Mum
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 22 days ago

                I think most likely I need to overcome the mental block that cheap = not good, and also the worry when you think you haven’t spent enough money!

                1. Aurora Borealis?
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Exactly, if he was £10m you would have already done the transfer as would just about everyone else

            7. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              At 5.5 it’s not a big trap.

          • CRO KLOPP
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Is Soucek to Grealish worth a hit?

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Possibly

            2. GenerationalTalent
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Sure

            3. CRO KLOPP
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Cheers

            4. tomasjj
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              no

          • Bonus magnet
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            -12 points or wildcard

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              More context needed, but generally I would say no

          • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Treading flipping fantasy water ranked 1.2m up from 1.5m around where I have been for most of the season. Scored 96 equal to the top 10k according to livefpl.
            But it is only about 25 above the average.

            This definitely seemed like a moving week for most who had the likes of Stones, Antonio or a bench boost with west ham and arsenal players.

            I used my TC on KDB if I did not I would have been even worse off. Even though he only scored 8.

            Finally I have realised it is crucial to keep an eye on what the fantasy football hardcore 'influencers' and the obsessed are doing. If many are suddenly doing BB and you are - you have to ask if it is the correct decision.

            Next season I am going to go the 'full jonty' and play it safe - keep my hat on and don't try anything too fancy...

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              I feel there won’t ever be a season again like this one- pandemic has thrown all previous fpl experience out of the window especially for those who like to plan ahead like me

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

                Has it though? I would say planning ahead has been even more important and there haven’t been that many cancellations. I’m sure a few have been hit by them, but most have in some way, and for how many points?
                I would say that the biggest issue has been the lack of predictability from the top teams regressing and most teams outside the relegation battle still being dangerous.
                I’m playing devil’s advocate here and maybe some have been very unlucky, but it’s still been the same for everyone.

                1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Yeah I agree (much as I hate to say it) people who have not tried to be too clever have done well. There is a reason why templates form besides groupthink and the like. It is because initially they are viewed as the players to get.

                  I definitely have made a lot of major mistakes this season that cost me big points. Ok you might say I was unlucky with covid19 fixtures, transferring Bamford for Aguero -4 when Bamford got a hatrick another week. Got Johnstone in for Martinez when villa had no fixture and the week after benching Martinez with 11 points on the bench. Watkins could have scored a lot more etc. Pinning my hopes on Sterling for about 15 gameweeks and get get rid of him only to get Salah as a safety shot - thought he would not do well. But still got him in becaue I knew some would TC him.

                  After a while a run a bad decisions is not just luck, it is also poor planning and choices.

                  Example:

                  Got Johnstone in for Martinez when villa had no fixture (Johnstone scored 0) and then the week after benching Martinez with 11 points on the bench.

                  All the mistakes add up.

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

              The way the fixtures all changed in the lead up to the blank-double was a joke. It just made it a pure lottery in the end. Peoples plans were ripped up and you just did what you had to.
              96 with TC gone may seem awful, but there’s a lot worse in my ML, and indeed my cup opponent 🙂

          • Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Which one to leave out for this upcoming:
            A) Cresswell (cry)
            B) James (WOL)
            C) Adams (ARS)

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

              C

            2. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              C from that lot- has no form

            3. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              C

            4. GenerationalTalent
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              (

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

              C

            6. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Cheers for that!
              People normally say play the forward, but I was thinking leave him out too.
              Hoping to transfer him to DCL next free transfer.

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

            But of a bench dilemma- do you think this is best set up

            Martinez
            Cancelo Dias Robertson
            Salah Mané Bruno(c) Gundogan Raphinha
            Antonio Bamford

            McCarthy Watkins Coufal Dallas

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              I’d play Watkins ahead of Raphina and just hope that your 11 performs better than your bench

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

                Thanks- if only Leeds did not have Newcastle would have been easier!

            2. GenerationalTalent
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              The bench looks like it can haul heavyyyy

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

                I know- set up for BB with Leeds players on bench which failed! Although reasonably happy with 114 points this week

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

                  I BB with the same 3 Leeds players, with Johnstone on the Bench... I understand the pain lol. I got 112(-8) so I can’t really complain though

            3. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Yes

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

              3 LIV is quite an investment for a team currently not clicking - not considering TOT or AVL a bit more? Get Watkins in for Raphina or Bamford maybe?

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

                Thanks- just the fact Leeds play Newcastle makes me think Raphinha and Bamford as chances are Villa not going to get much v Burnley defence- plan is to get Son week 21 for Mané

          • thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            ............Martínez
            .....Cancelo - Stones - Justin
            Salah - KDB* - (B)runo - Jack - Soucek
            .........Kane - Bamford
            Bench: Holding - Mitchell - Brewster
            1FT & 0.5ITB

            Thinking to bring in Gundo for Kev and then bring in Son for Soucek the following. Seems the sensible moves right? And sets me up well with teams owed DGW’s like City, Villa, Spurs.
            But I’m tempted by taking a big punt too, like Rashford, Sterling or even Barnes/Maddy.
            To punt or to be sensible/boring?

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              I think those moves are sensible

              Perhaps your punt should be on your captain instead of a rash, Sterling or Barnes- none of those look too attractive to me based on form and missing players

              I’m going (C)ancelo myself for an edge this gw

              You could for instance cap Grealish?

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

                My vice is Cancelo. I’m just not sure I could forgive myself if Bruno scores like 15 points and Cancelo gets his usual 6-8points

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  You’re only losing out 7-9 points if that happens...If I had Grealish, I’d also consider him as a contender...or maybe even Bamford as the super punt

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

              Probably stay with those - but if you're going for a punt, a pacey Rashford against a sluggish SHU backline could be quite beneficial...

          • GenerationalTalent
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Hypothetically, if I got 107 (-8), would I still be able to say I got 100+ points this week?

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

              Depends what it's based on. Cup match? No. For GW rank? Yes.

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

                Yeah just GA rank in general. And that’s good to hear 😉

            2. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              You got 99. That is below 100. But you can always lie.

            3. Bram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              No although some do

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            A little bit of a disappointing finishing on 93 points this GW, but it'd actually have been worse had I not taken a [-12]...

            KDB & Vardy injuries kind of ruin the plan of saving this GW though now. Will have to rake a hit 🙁

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Unlucky fella

          • Charlie&TheLads
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            KDB to Madders
            Vardy to Kane for -4

            Thinking the second one could wait a week...

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Wait for the second- Kane would need to score at least 1 to justify the hit and you can’t guarantee that

              1. Charlie&TheLads
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Agree 100%
                Already have Gundagon

          • Hadebayor Mum
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Anyone thinking triple City defence now KDB out? I have Dias and Stones, thinking Cancelo and I have Dallas/Coufal to cover benching?

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Gundo looks too good value with his form and pens and cheaper price than Dias

          • Rog.
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            a) Bowen (cry) or b) Gundo (wba) just this week? Will bring in Gundo next week either way.

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Defo Gundo

            2. GenerationalTalent
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Gundogan

            3. Rog.
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Thanks both.

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

            Think I've caught my best score ever, so I'll have a brag - 129 all out, all chips intact, with a rank rise from 1.94M to 1.08M. Feels very satisfying considering the run of poor luck and bad decisions I've had over this time, woohoo!

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Nice work

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

              All chips intact? Nice!

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

              And no hits too!

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

              Cracking score with no chips used!
              I thought I did well with 109 no chips, but that’s a hefty chunk over mine

            5. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Nice score without chip used!

          • PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            KDB + Zouma > Gundogan + Cancelo (-4)

            Good move?

            Might as well do it now?

            1FT 0.2ITB
            Martinez McCarthy
            Stones Coufal Zouma* Justin Holding
            Salah KDB* Bruno Son Soucek
            Antonio Watkins Bamford

            Thanks!

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              I’d just do KDb to Gundo- you have a strong enough bench to field a nice 11 without the hit

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

                Thanks

          • Wılly
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            A. Keep Lewis (potential to play, has started the last 2)

            B. Keep Branthwaite, 3.9 defender, saves funds (0.3)

            Cancelo incoming.

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              A

            2. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              A

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

              A

          • HD7
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

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

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

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

            Fraser Mitchell, Taylor, Bissouma

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              A

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

              A

          • Charlie&TheLads
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Anyone waiting until Leicester in the FA cup until making a move on Madders?
            Thinking there might be a price rise at 1am

          • Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            This week:
            KDB -> Gundo

            Next week:
            Brewster -> Kane (c) (means I start benching Soucek instead of him playing every week)

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Looks great

            2. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Yes

          • Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Kane likely to price rise tonight? I know the usually accurate price sites suggest he will but they've been a bit all over the place lately (presumably because of the amount of free hit and wildcard chips being played this DGW)?

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Kane unlikely...Gundo very likely

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

                🙁

          • Garam MOSALAH
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Which will you pick

            A) Son + Antonio
            B) Kane + Gundogan

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

              B