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

    Lads, would you sell one of these for Gundogan?

    A) Saka
    B) Soucek
    C) Keep both

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

      B

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

      Oof. Haven’t a clue.

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

        I feel like Soucek will get loads of goal consistently over the season whilst, Gundogan's might not last long.

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

          Although Gundos has already lasted quite long.

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

            That's true. What hurts most is that I didn't get Gundo this week and benched Soucek. lol

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

              Oh no. That’s horrible. I benched Soucek and almost rolled the transfer but got Gundo just before the deadline.

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

                Ah, well, I felt like Son had the higher upside facing a Pool team who are lacking confidence right now.

                Thankfully Saka, Laca & Cancelo rolled in some points for me, so it hasn't gone too bad, but could've been much better.

            2. Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I benched him too. Luckily it was for Raphinha. Just hope Cavani doesn’t feature tonight and I’ll get Soucek too.

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

              Same here mate. Was not convinced about City without KDB and still not sure how they will fare for the next few games. WBA were much worse than I thought last night and I don't think we will see a repeat of that trashing again, so i'm still 50/50 to bring in Gundo.
              Will start playing Soucek more often though from now on.

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

            It's getting ridiculous. You just know he's not going to keep it up, he just isn't the type of player to score week in week out. I didn't bring him in last week because I didn't think he could keep it up and he scored 2 goals. Same dilemma this week. You just know whenever he comes in he's going to pull a Salah and blank 5 in a row

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

              No I’ve definitely got him. Since his position has been changed he’s been amazing. He’s now growing in to the roll and will only get better. I think people are doubting him because of two things. Where he used to be playing and his price.

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

          Why do you hate Gundo?

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

            Do you have a different meaning of hate in your dictionary? Because from what I know none of my comments reflects hate towards Gundogan.

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

              Think he’s just having a laugh but it’s tough to detect when it’s written down.

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

              I'm just messing, I get it, a career long pivot that suddenly turns into a goalscoring machine feels too good to be true but I'd just go with it, it's not like it's been one or two games at this point, he's scored well since GW13, wish I got him earlier.

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

                Ah,.. hate is a strong word my friend. Tbh, I have watched a few City games recently and Gundo had been getting into the box a lot ( as shown by the stats) but wasn't sure what his role would be with KDB out. However, it seems like he has turned into prime Sergio Aguero with his recent finishing...

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

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

      Toughie that is. I'd probably just stick with what you have.

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

        Currently thinking this.

    5. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Tough decision, probably lose Saka due to the difficulty of the upcoming fixtures

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

        Probably wise. But Saka has been the talisman lately, If they score he is likely to be involved...

        1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I think you need to maximise on 3 City players and take advantage of the fixtures

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

      Sure. I'd lose Soucek.

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

        Hmm, interesting. Is it due to the fixtures? Because Soucek is pretty much fixtureproof...

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

      a

    8. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      C. Patient owners are often rewarded

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

        I see what you did there 😉

        1. John Nerdelbaum
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I'd get him for Soucek personally

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

            Probably wise. Watching back the highlights, Gundo seems to be playing like prime Aguero right now.

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

      Cheers all.

    10. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Maybe it is time to go light in midfield with the 3 of them and big in defense and attack?

  2. MMN
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Any suggestions on the WC team to load up on teams with upcoming doubles (mainly in 26) and good fixtures in the short to mid-term? The plan is to BB in 26 & FH in 29.

    Martinez
    Justin, Cancelo, Stones
    Gundo, Son, Bruno, Grealish, Barnes
    Kane, DCL

    Forster, Bamford, James, Mitchell

    0 ITB but feels a bit too bench heavy at the moment ...

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

    Which is the best way to get Dcl without a hit?

    Johnstone
    Dallas/Stones/Dias
    Salah/Barnes/Fernandes/Sterling(c)/Raphinha
    Bamford/Antonio

    Pope/Wood/Coufal/Ogbonna
    2ft 0.1itb

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

      Wood and Barnes to DCL and ESR?

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

        cheers.I could do that but would you sell Barnes on his form and with these nice fixtures?

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

        Oodegard is just arrived

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

      Wood to fodder and Bamford to DCL.

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

        cheers.I could do that.

    3. MMN
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Bamford & Ogbonna > DCL & Mitchell is an option.

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

        This

      2. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        cheers both.I have exact money to do that!

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

    Bamford to DCL worth a hit? I'm very tempted...
    Would leave me with:

    McCarthy
    Cancelo Justin Targett
    Son Bruno Salah Gundo Soucek
    Kane DCL

    Johnstone Wood Ayling Coufal

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

      I'm probably going to do it.

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

      I would

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

      Yes I would do so

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

      I'm doing it for free and feels a no-brainer. With a hit I'd say it's right on the edge - probably just a yes

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

    Bruno to most captained man in a single GW in the history of FPL

    #LFGBRUNO

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

      Rashford here. 🙂

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

    No responses last time I posted 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)
    E. Coufal>Cancelo

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      The logic is B but i like C because your def is a bit heavy(money wise).

    3. bored by december
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A

    4. marcos11
        3 months, 8 days ago

        C

    5. gart888
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Feeling kind of shell shocked after having Soucek on the bench and owning Dias/Stones over Cancelo this week.

      Martinez
      Robertson, Dias, Stones
      Bruno(C), Salah, Gundo, Grealish
      Kane(V), Antonio, Bamford

      Johnstone, Soucek, Coufal, KWP

      1.2ITB, 0FT

      Gtg?

      GTG?

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

        Bamford>DCL?

        1. gart888
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I'm 0.1 short of being able to do it. :'(

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

            I'd hold then I guess!

        2. gart888
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Could take a -12 to go:

          Robertson, Grealish, Bamford to Dallas, Son, DCL.

          -12 though...

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

            Most definitely not worth it with your side.

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

      Alonso back in the game

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

        That rumour has been quashed

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

        Nah.

    7. MMN
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Any changes on a WC? The plan is to BB in 26 & FH in 29.

      Martinez
      Justin, Cancelo, Stones
      Gundo, Son, Bruno, Grealish, Barnes
      Kane, DCL

      Forster, Bamford, James, Mitchell

      0 ITB but feels a bit too bench heavy at the moment ...

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

        Why Forster if Bb

        1. MMN
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Typo, that's Areola!

    8. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      What I expect? He will be gone in less than 1 and a half years.

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

        Who?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Tuchel

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

      looks like another benching problem next week.

      begrudgingly might be benching Soucek again

      Martinez
      Cancelo, Stones, Robo, James, Coufal
      Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gundo, Soucek
      Antonio, Watkins, Bamford

      FT will be Bamford > Kane

      Who to join Coufal on the bench?

      1. TheBiffas
          3 months, 8 days ago

          soucek and antonio

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

            at the moment its Soucek and a toss up between antonio and watkins. Will probably decide after seeing watkins v a stubborn Burnley and what Liverpool defence looks like tonight

      2. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Pope Johnstone
        Alioski Coufal Cancelo Dier Justin
        Salah Bruno Sterling(c) Raphinha Soucek
        Martial Bamford Antonio

        1ft., 0.7m in the bank

        What to do?

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

          Fix that front line

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

            Martial I agree with, Bam and Antonio is gold

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

              Bam is terrible? Not sure what you've been watching

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

                He'll come good I think, his output for his price is insane
                I've watched Watkins enough to know who's the better one.

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

                  Clearly not

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

          Martial to DCL interest?

          1. Jdpz
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 8 days ago

            What's so wrong with Martial?

          2. bored by december
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            this, downgrade bam and use funds elsewhere

        3. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Bamford to Watkins

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

            Huge downgrade imo

            1. TheBiffas
                3 months, 8 days ago

                really? watkins has been unlucky. he's got good fixtures and upcoming doubles

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

                Disagree on this, even call at best - maybe I'm biased as a Villa fan but that also means I've watched him more than most. He has been unlucky on two marginal offside calls where his shirt sleeve was offside and has hit the woodwork 3/4 times.

                I think he's a better finisher than Bamford and on present form Villa are creating at least as many good chances as Leeds. Added to the fact that Villa have 2 games in hand vs Leeds 1 and arguably an easier run of fixtures over the next 10.

                Interesting that the members comparison tool has them neck and neck for the season but Watkins comfortably a better pick over the last 6 matches

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

          Good luck to Auba.

          1. Hooky
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            What's up with him?

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

              It’s very difficult to say as it’s a rumour. But he might need a bit of support. Well a lot of support but now’s a good time to be in.

              1. John Nerdelbaum
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Do you mean support from the FFS community?

          2. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            What'd he do?

          3. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Yep, hopefully he mum recovers soon. You've not got a great track record with this rumour spreading, probably worth stopping.

            https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/sport/pierre-emerick-aubameyang-grateful-for-support-while-mother-battles-ill-health/

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

          Will Tuchell be in charge tonight then?
          Will he be on the touchline?

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

            Is he even in the country?

          2. bored by december
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            he'll be in the dugout

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

            Yeah, saw the training vid. One day in the country and already communicating in perfect English. I expect he'll be shouting a lot, getting his tactics through.

        6. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Need to refresh attack here 1 FT 6.6 itb

          Martinez
          Dias Stones Castagne
          Salah Bruno Son Gundo Soucek
          Adams Bamford
          (4.0 Coufal Mitchell 4.3)

          Have cash to do Adams and Bamford to Kane and DCL for a hit.
          Do that or only one transfer?

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I'm in a similar position. I have Bamford and Wilson (not Adams) and 6.4m ITB and am planning to back the hit if DLC looks good tonight.

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

            Maybe DCL first then Kane the following GW.

        7. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Kane might be injured?

          Hopefully get those Soucek points off the bench if so

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Also the fact that he hasn't disclosed who means a big player must be injured? or just mind games?

          2. Hooky
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Probably Hojbjerg or Dier. Those are Jose's important players

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              No... Kane is.. 😉

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

            Where u see that?

        8. Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Martial, Salah, Bruno - will they play? Soucekf first on my bench 🙁

          1. KAALI_DAAL
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Yes. Forget the points.

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

            lol at all these post hoping for injuries so soucek can come on, the desperation

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I just want my Soucek points, i dun careeee

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

                should have started him then and show some loyalty to the king

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

              I hope he gets rooted to the bench for everyone. I have a whopping 1 point from Coufal as first sub so no thank you to anyone missing out!

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

                same here but seeing so many elite managers having soucek first on the bench you just know whats gonna happen

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Yeah fully expecting this tbh

              2. KAALI_DAAL
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Lol same.

                  But I played Raphinha over Coufal. So my job is done.

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

                    Exact same! Soucek absolutely buried too

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

                Soucek third sub - far easier to deal with.

                Praying for no cameo to get sub points is horrendous

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

              After all these insane lost chances i hope that Antonio will score vs Liverpool.

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

              Mourinho won't name the injuries & the Zambian Witch Doctor said Son was next after Salah.

              Anyone worried?

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

                injured in training ?

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

                Did he? Sod that I’m not getting him now.

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

                Zambian Doctor also decided no more curses later in that thread.

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

                  Voodoo ain't simple...

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

                  The poster isn't the Witch Doctor themselves. They paid the Witch Doctor for the Salah curse 😉

            5. KAALI_DAAL
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Tuchel has a face of an accountant. But a body of a retired scuba diver.

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

                  This is brilliant. 😆

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

                  I swear he used to be in Kraftwerk.

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

                    Or the pop-art painter Roy Liechtensteins brother.

                3. A Kun & Mateta
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  He's a bit 2 faced, looks handsome from some angles and like Fester from others!

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

                  Jens from The Bridge. Truth Terrorist

                5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  That's his Tinder profile sorted.

              • McSauce
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                AMC To the MOON

                1. bored by december
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  go back to WSB

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

                    hahah fair

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

                Obviously means nothing but here's a clip of Chelsea training.

                https://www.reddit.com/r/chelseafc/comments/l64oft

                James crossing to Timo/Tammy up front, and who's on this left wing? Goaloso.

                Obviously it means nothing, right? 😉

                1. Baines on Toast...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Reclaiming his crown from Cancelo you say?

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

                  Im bringing James in.

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

                  But also: https://twitter.com/TheSecretScout_/status/1354423696325287941?s=19

                  Not-so-tender hooks as the deadline has already passed...

                  1. Hooky
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I'll have you know that I can be very tender when I want to be.

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

                    At least read my comment reply with the source your source is quoting first 😉

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

                  I brought Chilwell and James in on my wildcard for this.

              • spamking
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Salah Bruno Son Gundogen

                  5th midfielder that will outscore Soucek in the next 5 gws?

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

                    Saka

                • Baines on Toast...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  If any of Son, Kane or Bruno miss out entirely this week, I will buy everyone on this forum at the time of the announcement a beer.

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Playing it smart I see

                • Bring the Cavalry
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Does anyone know gundogen shot conversion rate? Cheers

                  1. Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    33%

                    1. Bring the Cavalry
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Cheers mate

                • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Playing 3 5 2.
                  Have these (non)strikers:
                  Vardy Bamford Davis

                  And this defense:
                  Stones James Holding Coufal Mitchell

                  Planning to do Vardy to Kane next week with my 1 FT. Do I:

                  A) Take a hit and get acancelo

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    B) take a hit and get an attacker in place of Bamford - DCL?
                    C) Take no hits and play 3 5 2 with Bamford and Holding

                    1. Bring the Cavalry
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      I don’t get where the dcl love has came from, he’s scored 1 goal in 10 Gameweeks? Bamford is also off form but I wouldn’t take a hit to get rid. If anyone maybe antonio? I would maybe do A, he’s set and forget

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        For Holding or Mitchell?

                  2. bored by december
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I have Holding, but don't think i'll be playing him for a a few fixtures. Cancelo would be a lovely addition

                • b91jh
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  I hope my 3rd sub Reece James would be at the wb position, playing sharp, but blanked , so he could stay as a differential next week.

                • Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Hate it when other non template options emerge....

                • Hadebayor Mum
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  First rage -4 of the season after last night's games. It felt good after 20 gameweeks of being sensible.

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

                    I'm sure there are worse sob stories than mine. Decided to bench KDB and not move to Gundo to have 2FT this GW, decided to play Coufal and Dallas and bench Soucek.

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

                    I wildcarded Soucek and Antonio out of my side. Will get them back on 2FT - they can play Liverpool first.

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

                      Tough break. I suppose as long as you made your decisions sensibly you can't feel too bad. Seems like a long time since we discussed the merits of triple Liverpool defence before GW1.

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

                        You remember? I've reverted back to a prime defence, albeit Liverpool free. It's now Cancelo, Dias, Digne, Chilwell, James. Never been one for balance or coverage, me.

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

                          I've ended up with Dias, Stones, Digne, Coufal and Dallas. Was considering the City triple up last night with Cancelo but saved my FT, as grumbled about above!

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

                            I was very tempted by the triple City defence option but went with Gundog.