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What can FPL managers expect from Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel?

Former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has taken over from club legend Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s record goalscorer, Lampard had taken his side on a 15 game unbeaten run before only winning one of their last five league games.

With their capitulation against Leicester, Roman Abramovich decided to act, officially removing Lampard from the post on Monday.

New boss Thomas Tuchel, 47, paid tribute to the Blues’ former boss

“I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff.

We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea. At the same time, I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in football. I am grateful to now be part of the Chelsea family – it feels amazing!”

Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said there was still much to play for this season for Chelsea

 “It is never easy to change Head Coach in the middle of the season but we are very happy to secure one of Europe’s best coaches in Thomas Tuchel. There is still much to play for and much to achieve, this season and beyond. We welcome Thomas to the Club.”

Marina Granovskaia

Tuchel arrives in west London with an impressive pedigree, having taken PSG to the Champions League final.

But how will his high-energy, possession style of play affect Chelsea’s Fantasy Premier League (FPL) assets?

WHAT WENT WRONG?

Things were looking rosy for Frank Lampard at the beginning of December, with his Chelsea side climbing to the top of the league following a 3-1 win over Leeds.

And their team contained strong FPL assets all over the pitch, with Kurt Zouma (£5.7m), Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) and Hakim Ziyech (£8.1m) all attracting attention.

But since their dip in form, points have been hard to come by for Chelsea players, with a lack of goals and clean sheets.

Their amount of goals scored and goals conceded in the first 15 Gameweeks so Chelsea were a top performing side.

But after their defeat to Arsenal, their slide down the Premier League table has also coincided with a dramatic drop in goals scored and rise in goals conceded.

Despite their recent tailspin, Chilwell and Zouma are still well-owned and assets, and more than 10% of managers still have Timo Werner (£9.2m) in their team, despite the German forward not scoring a goal since November.

Tuchel’s first task will clearly be to halt Chelsea’s slump in form and get them performing again, particularly big-money signings Werner and Kai Havertz (£8.2m).

TUCHEL – THE MAN

Thomas Tuchel has taken a similar journey in management to that of Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp.

His first job as head coach came at German outfit Mainz, where Klopp also began his managerial career.

He quickly became one of the most talked about young coaches in football by transforming Mainz from a side struggling at the lower end of the Bundesliga to competing with the top sides, qualifying twice for the Europa League.

Many argue Tuchel was more successful than Klopp in his time at Mainz.

After achieving all he could with Mainz, who have not even come close to matching his success since, Tuchel took a year’s sabbatical before taking over from Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.

Tuchel took a side that had looked tired and steered them to a second-placed finish, rivalling Pep Guardiola’s Bayern.

But he quickly became disenchanted when star players such as Ilkay Gundogan (£5.6m), Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mats Hummels were sold.

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After winning the DFB Pokal, Germany’s equivalent of the FA Cup in 2017 before he was sacked that year, after falling out with a number of key figures at the club.

A year later, he took over at PSG, winning the Ligue 1 title twice and managing to keep a squad containing huge names relatively happy.

Last season, Tuchel was a whisker away from winning the Champions League, with his side falling to Bayern Munich in a final they had the better of.

Yet again, however, Tuchel had a falling out with Sporting Director Leonardo and was sacked on Christmas Eve.

Players and staff who have worked with Tuchel have praised his tactical awareness and his attacking style of play.

One source at Borussia Dortmund told the Athletic:

“He will always get a top job because he is amazing in what he does with a team.”

While there is no doubting his ability and tactical acumen, Chelsea fans will be worried about his numerous bust-ups at several clubs.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke described him as a fantastic coach but a difficult person.

And a source at Mainz described him as a very unforgiving person who bore personal grudges.

So it will be interesting to see how he gets on at Chelsea, a club known for its internal politics which brought about the downfall of his predecessor.

TUCHEL TACTICS

Another area Tuchel has been compared to Klopp is pressing, with both managers deploying a high-energy press.

But the two greatly differ when their teams have the ball, with Tuchel preferring a possession style of play more similar to that of Pep Guardiola.

He also looks to constantly adapt his tactics to negate opponents’ strengths, something he did to great effect with Mainz, where his team would often change formations several times per match.

In his most recent role at PSG, his preferred formation was a 4-2-2-2.

This formation saw Les Parisiens play the ball out from the back into midfield, with their full-backs pushed high up the pitch.

FPL players who have kept hold of Ben Chilwell and Reece James (£5.1m) should see them high up the pitch if Tuchel brings this system to Stamford Bridge.

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The two attacking midfielders in Tuchel’s formation would often be positioned on the opposite flank to cut inside.

This a system that would suit Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic (£8.2m), who is yet to discover the form which made him a near-essential pick last season.

Whether he sticks with such an attacking formation in a League with much more competitive opposition is yet to be seen, but it will also be music to the ears of Werner.

Werner played his best football at RB Leipzig in a similar system, where he played off a bigger striker, making runs in behind the defence.

In Olivier Giroud and to a lesser extent Tammy Abraham, Chelsea have the personnel to replicate this.

Whatever system and style Tuchel chooses to deploy at Chelsea, he always tailors it to the players he has at his disposal.

My role is that of a service provider, I’m here to help and support the players.

Thomas Tuchel

TUCHEL STATS

PSG’s numbers in his final full-season at the club show how Tuchel was getting the most out of their attacking play.

The Qatar-owned club scored 75 goals in Ligue 1 and conceded 24, leaving them with a goal difference of 51.

Even in a less competitive league this figure is impressive, with PSG averaging out at 2.78 goals per game.

In his first full season, PSG were just as prolific, scoring 105 goals at a rate of 2.72 per game.

Tuchel’s Dortmund side produced similarly impressive attacking numbers in a much more competitive environment.

His Dortmund team in his final season scored 82 goals, at a rate of 2.41 a game.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Giroud outshines Werner again as Chelsea regress at both ends of the pitch
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Thomas Tuchel has achieved results in every manager’s job he’s had so far, so Chelsea fans are right to be excited.

His attacking brand of football is perfect for a lot of Chelsea’s underperforming players, such a Pulisic, Werner and Ziyech.

Part of Tuchel’s remit will surely be to get the most out of Havertz as well, after spending £75million on him in the summer.

The main problems Tuchel has encountered in his managerial career have been fallings out with club hierarchy.

But with half the season already over, surely even Thomas Tuchel can’t lose his temper that quickly, can he?

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715 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Lads, I'd love your thoughts here:

    Martínez / McCarthy
    Dias / Stones / Cresswell / Saïss /  Dallas
    Salah / Bruno / Grealish / Gündogan / Soucek
    Antonio / Watkins / Bamford

    6.9£ in the bank

    A. Soucek/Grealish to Son (who?)
    B. Bamford/Watkins to Kane (who?)

    1. BooYaKasha
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B watkins

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers!

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B with Bamford out.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        That's indeed where I'm leaning towards! Cheers!

    3. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      have same front 8, was set on Bamford and last night confirmed it

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thank you, sir!

    4. Russell
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah definitely B and for Bamford, think he's reverting back to his normal standard of goals.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thank you very much indeed, sir

  2. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who is the best captain for GW21?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      My bus captain is Cancelo.

    3. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Kane

    4. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Im on Cancelo

    5. Earwicker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Cancelo culture

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Bravo.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        This is getting knicked.

    6. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I'm going Kane. Think there's a decent chance Cancelo is rested either against SHU or BUR. I'm happy to own him and hope I'm wrong but not risking the captaincy on him.

      1. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Agreed ref Cancelo .. very risky

    7. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling

    8. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Considering Cancelo again. Son vice atm

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

        Just had a nosy at your team. Well played this week sir! Amazing rank boost

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Yeah I was just bragging. Will probably captin Kane 😀

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

            😀

          2. PompeyUpNorth!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Yep well done getting 73! I thought my 60 was good, but perhaps not? Lol

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              60? Pathetic! 😛

              1. PompeyUpNorth!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Ha ha!

          3. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Why no Raphinia?

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Never heard of him

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Or Soucek. Terrible. Amazing score mate.

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Whocek? 😀

    9. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I am going with Kane or Son

    10. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling defo

    11. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      on Salah currently, but Cancelo is tempting

  3. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I missed all the Dallas and DCL points this season. Now I have the chance to get them both for free - should I do it?

    Tierney + Bamford -> Dallas + DCL

    Martínez
    Cancelo, Tierney, Coufal
    Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
    Antonio, Bamford, Kane

    Button, Lowton, Burke, Douglas
    2 free transfers, 0.7 million in the bank

    1. ivantys
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Won't want Dallas' 1 pointers

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          No, but I would like his +6 pointers...

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Doesn't look like they'll ever keep any more CS this season.

              1. fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Thanks, will wait and see what happens in the remaining games.

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Think you need to prioritise another City player.

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Thanks, Gundo is almost too obvious now so I might get another defender...

        3. Isco Disco
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I own Dallas and was thinking of selling... Leeds have been pretty bad defensively recently, I wouldn't buy right now

      • sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Is one of Dias or Stones to Cancelo worth a hit or nay?

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          No not for a hit.

          1. sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Cheers!

        2. Isco Disco
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I wouldn't

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          It’s what I’m mulling over.

        4. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          No

      • davies
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Rank these transfers in terms of priority...

        A) Soucek > Grealish
        B) Bamford > Antonio
        C) Dias > Cancelo

        1. sirmorbach
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          B, C, A, I think.

        2. TheBiffas
            3 months, 8 days ago

            b a c

        3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Chelsea journalists reporting Tuchel playing 3 at the back tonight

          Chilwell and Reece James about to become essential

          1. hustler7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Only problem is how often he rotates his full backs which is very often apparently.

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Not after he sees Emerson play.

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                ... don't forget Goalonso

              2. seanie3
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                This, can't see him resting/rotating young quality fit full backs such as chilwell and James for the ageing not so good anymore Dave and as for emerson we leave it there..

                unless he looks to use alonso more now..

        4. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I dont remember psg outplaying bayern in the final?

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Well they did.

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Yeah that's a bit of a stretch imo.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Aye just a bit

            2. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              They created the better chances. Didn't deserve to lose that game imo.

          3. JJeyy
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            psg xg - 1, Bayern - 1.6.

          4. The Senate
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Bayern deservedly won

          5. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            It was a pretty even contest. PSG had their moments but weren't clinical enough.

        5. hustler7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          1FT and 7.9 ITB. I was going to do Brewster to Kane originally but now I am not sure.

          McCarthy to Martinez is the other option? Or I could just roll my FT?

          All advice/opinions welcome!

          Johnstone
          Dias Cancelo Dallas
          Salah Son Salah Gundo Soucek
          Antonio Bamford

          McCarthy Mitchell KWP Brewster

          1. hustler7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Other Salah is Bruno!

        6. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 8 days ago

          If Chilwell and James are wingbacks with BUR shu NEW in the next four, that would be insanely enticing

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Got me hard as a rock.

            1. internal error
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Cancelo is yesterday's news

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                By the way I realised when I went to cap him I’d mixed him up with Stones. Don’t even have Cancelo.

          2. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            AWB to James on the cards

          3. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Must own TBF

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 8 days ago

              James at 5.1... love that

          4. ivantys
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I think James is enough, doubling up is too much.

            • seanie3
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              looks like I'm getting chilwell back..

          5. House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Should I:

            a - Jones to Son
            b - Bamford to DCL
            c - both for -4

            Martinez, (4.0)
            Cancelo, Dias, AWB, Holding, Mitchell
            Salah, Bruno, Gundogan, Soucek, Jones
            Kane, Bamford, Antonio

            Cheers

          6. quayle99
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Martinez
            Cancelo(c) Stones Targett
            Fernandes Salah Son Grealish Gundogun
            Kane Antonio

            Sanchez Mitchell Justin Brewster

            Captain Cancelo?
            Bench OK?
            Look good to keep and save a FT?

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

              GTG. Captain choice this week between Cancelo/Kane/Son. Any is good

          7. The Senate
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            looking ahead to the weekend, would you rather:
            (A) Bamford to DCL
            (B) ESR to Gundo, bench Bamford or Wilson

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              A

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

              A

          8. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Rashford and Wilson to gundo and dcl? For free

            1. internal error
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              yes

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Thanks

            2. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah good moves.

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Cheers

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

              Sounds good

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Nice one thanks

          9. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Had planned to get one of my Pool defenders out for Cancelo but they have West Ham next. Thoughts on these moves? All help appreciated!

            McCarthy
            TAA/Robbo/Dias/AWB
            Mane/Bruno/Gundo/Rashford
            Bamford/Antonio

            Forster/Coufal/Saka/Brewster

            1FT 2.2 ITB

            A. Bam>DCL
            B. Bam/AWB>DCL/Cancelo (-4)
            C. Brewster/Taa>DCL/Cancelo (-4)
            D. Bamford/TAA>Kane (C)/ 4.7 Defender (-4)

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

              C I think.

              1. Threat Level Midnight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Cheers

          10. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Can I say that there are rumors that Alonso is starting over Chilwell at WB or will I be witch-hunted

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

              Burn the witch! 😀

            2. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              You can say whatever you like! 🙂

            3. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Well it depends. Where are the rumours coming from?

            4. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Checking prices... only 5.6 million, great ;:-)

          11. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Very early days I know chaps, but what do you reckon?

            Martinez
            Chilwell - Cancelo - Dallas - Coufal - Ferguson
            Salah - Bruno - Grealish - Gundogan - Soucek*
            Vardy* - Bamford - Brewster
            1FT, £6.4itb

            A. Soucek + Vardy > Son + Kane -4
            B. Vardy > Kane
            C. Vardy + Bamford > Kane + DCL -4 (can't get Son then)

            Leaning A as this was my original plan before the Soucek's haul.

            1. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I quite like C myself. I think you had midfield cover and Bamford is corpse these days.

            2. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              B or C for me because I wouldn't sell Soucek. 7 goals for his price is insane value.

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

              Thanks both

            4. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              A.

          12. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Mourinho hints at injury problems tomorrow night. I asked him about Davies and Doherty and he said there are more issues but did not say who

            https://twitter.com/jonathandveal83/status/1354417705802199040

            Hope Vinicius and Lamela are okay

            1. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              LOL Very well done

            2. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Hoping Son misses out with a niggle...

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                You'd need something more than a niggle for Jose to not start him.

          13. Salarrivederci
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Building towards a DGW26 BB squad. No WC but FH for 29.

            What to do here? 1 FT 5.0 ITB
            Areola
            Cancelo - Dias - Stones - AWB
            Salah - Bruno - Maddison - Cavaleiro
            Kane - Antonio
            (Martinez, Smith Rowe, Coufal, Brewster)

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Save tbh.

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Play Martinez every week imo.

              Otherwise that team looks pretty decent. I'm not a fan of the City defensive triple because I don't like playing 4 atb but your team is decent and can work. Cavaleiro > Son seems obvious.

            3. jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              get DCL or Son

            4. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              But do you know which teams have double games in gw26?

          14. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Just realised I've had 6 consecutive green arrows (as it stands) and have jumped 1.5m 🙂

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

              Nice one mate! GL for the remainder

            2. PompeyUpNorth!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Well done..

            3. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Very nice. I have jumped 1.3 the last 4 myself. Antonio captain in the DGW helped immensely. Well done!

              1. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Antonio cap ! Lovely

            4. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              strangely me too.. have had 8 green arrows and gone 2mill to 200k but it still has felt like I have been having bad weeks on the whole. no stones, for example, etc... guess consistency is key

              1. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Huge rank rise. Feel the same here.

          15. Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Thoughts!?

            A) Rash to Gundo (upgrade defence next week)

            B) Soucek to Gundo

            Both would be FT

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              B

          16. rnrd
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            What do you Bamford owners do with him?

            1. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Sell for Antonio or DCL

            2. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Sell to DCL if you can afford, otherwise probably keep

            3. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Thinking of selling for a hit to get DCL or Richarlison.

            4. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Not sure why DCL is so popular..hasn't been scoring goals at all

              1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                He scored at the weekend. He wasn't scoring before because he was a) injured and b) lacking support with James, Digne and Richarlison out at various points in the past 15 weeks or so. They're all back now, and Everton have easy fixtures

            5. claretparrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              He's going for DCL unless anything changes

          17. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Gonna play Soucek vs Liverpool over Bamford fwiw. I've had enough!

          18. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            For GW21 only:

            A) Kane (BHA a)
            B) DCL (NEW h)

            1. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              If captain on Kane, then A.

              1. Von Lipwig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I think it's gotta be city captain vs SHU. Have Son too. So you reckon DCL?

                1. Threat Level Midnight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Coin flip. I am dealing with the same Dilemma above myself if you scroll up a few posts. I just think DCL is about to get going again with everyone fit. So if you can make use of the funds, I would say DCL, yes.

          19. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Coufal to Cancelo for free?

            1. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Yes!

            2. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              100%

            3. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Gives me Stones Cancelo Gundo

            4. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              No brainer

            5. claretparrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Jealous of that easy decision!

          20. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Is Richarlison a good differential or just a clearly worse pick than DCL?

            1. jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              clearly worse

          21. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Up to 32k OR after yesterdays results, think this is my best ever overall rank in years and years of playing. Not bragging, just proper chuffed!

            1. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Well done.

            2. ppv
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Pointless comment unless team linked

              1. Threat Level Midnight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Agree

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                What’s with the attitude?

            3. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Well done mate. Great rank.

              1. Hryszko
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Thanks dude, well happy!

              1. Hryszko
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Hahahhaha yes, I can see why!

            4. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Well played

          22. AD2110
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Would you do Dallas to Stones (-4) to double up on city def?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Yes

            2. jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              For a hit I wouldn't, Stones will rarely exceed 6 points

              1. Super Pav
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                But he will regularly GET 6 points

                1. jomikijiq
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  true, but he gets a transfer next GW too

            3. Alexis Nonsense
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Laporte lurking

              Stones might find himself on the bench at times no?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Nah. Best partnership in Europe.

              2. Maeki2
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Yes it is possible

              3. GuenDoozy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 8 days ago

                No

              4. claretparrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I know Pep is unpredictable, but he's not dumb. Breaking that partnership up for any more than the odd game against dross would be crazy

                1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  But the odd game against dross is basically a guaranteed 6 points down the drain whenever he's rested, and it's quite likely that he will be rested because City have loads of games

                  1. claretparrot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    With a half-decent bench option I think it's well worth the risk. We're talking 1 game in 8 I would have guessed, until his form drops. I don't have him, mind

          23. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            That feeling when you have three from a team but not the ones hauling huge returns.

            Worth swapping either out for Gundo or Cancelo?

            Stones
            Diaz
            Foden

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              For Cancelo yes.

            2. claretparrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I'd normally say you've got to stick and wait for your turn, but I think I'd make an exception for Cancelo. He's almost an attacking mid when they have the ball

              1. claretparrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I have Foden and won't be swapping for Gundo now, but only because I have other priorities

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Cheers,

                  I got the two most nailed, but Cancelo is very tempting?

                  Who to lose?

                  1. claretparrot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    If you do Cancelo, I'd lose Stones

          24. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Hopefully with Henderson back in midfield and Matip back in defence, Liverpool can go on nice run now....

            1. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              hOpEfUl

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Same last week and we lost at home to Burnley. We’re toast. Hopefully we’ll get a CL spot but I doubt it.

          25. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Play one for the away fixture at Leicester:

            A) Dallas
            B) Raph
            C) Bamford

            1. claretparrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              B

              1. claretparrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I have the same triple and desperate to get off it! Probably Bamford out

                1. Von Lipwig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  haha, yeah. Hurts that they never even got the double gameweek. Ok to bench 2 atm, but will be looking to Bamford>DCL asap (Dallas Raph decent bench players longer term)

                  1. claretparrot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    My thinking exactly. Dallas not inspiring any more but will probably have better ways to use the transfers until WC

            2. Marcin the Pole
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Raphinha

            3. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              thank you both