Moving Target

Can Willian Jose score enough goals to become a viable FPL asset?

With Raul Jimenez likely to be out for most of the season, Wolves have moved to sign Brazilian striker Willian Jose (£7.0m) from Real Socieded on loan for the rest of the campaign.

Since losing Jimenez to injury, Wolves have looked a shadow of their former selves, and have slid down the league table at an alarming rate.

But will Jose, 29, be able to take on Jimenez’s role and score enough goals to turn their season around? After his cameo appearance against Chelsea, we have taken an in-depth look at the striker to find out.

Hoping to fill the boots of the Mexican, Jose arrives in the Black Country having established a decent name for himself in Spain.

Jose scored more than 10 goals in each of his last four full seasons in La Liga, for mid-table Sociedad.

After informing Sociedad of his desire to leave, he appeared to be close to a move to Spurs last season, only for the two clubs to fail to agree a fee.

He had scored six goals in all competitions this season before making the loan move, where he is expected to compete with teenager Fabio Silva (£5.2m) for a starting place.

When asked what Jose will bring to the side, boss Nuno Espirito Santo said:

“Talent, quality, experience. He’s a very good player that can be a big help for the team now. First, we have to see how he is, but he’s been competing since the beginning of the season.

“One week ago he played the full game, so in terms of fitness, he’s ready and it’s a matter of integrating him into the philosophy of the team, the ideas, being available is a moment for us to decided when is the appropriate situation.”

“He’s a different player to what we already have. He has experience, he links well, he’s a finisher, a goalscorer, so inside the options we have, I think he can really help the team, especially with the absence of Raul (Jimenez).”

Nuno Espirito Santo

There are no signs of anyone jumping on a Jose bandwagon just yet, but should we be considering him for our teams?

BABY DIEGO

Jose’s playing style has been likened to former Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

With Wolves missing the physical presence of Jimenez up front, it is hoped Jose will add an extra dimension to their play.

Speaking to the Express & Star, Matthew Clark from La Liga Lowdown described Jose as an out-and-out centre forward.

Willian José is a classic forward in the number nine role, happy with the ball in the air, but is effective with the ball at his feet too.

A tall player, he is adept in aerial challenges, and scores plenty of headed goals. Operating mainly in and around the penalty area, he offers a strong focal point for his team as they look to build attacks, linking up with others, and he can finish off chances well too.

His goalscoring record is commendable if not outstanding. At 29 years old, he is perhaps just past his peak, but should still have some strong seasons ahead.

Matthew Clark

He added:

His style reminds me of a prime Diego Costa, but with a bit less aggression. Raúl Jiménez himself would be another similar player, as well as Arkadiusz Milik.

Another Premier League style forward that springs to mind is Olivier Giroud. These players all offer slightly different things, but in broad terms, that is they kind of profile Wolves are getting here.

In Nuno’s system, I believe he will thrive once he settles in.

Matthew Clark

Ironically, Wolves were said to be one of the teams offered Diego Costa in the January transfer window, only to choose Jose instead.

If he can replicate the Spanish international’s Premier League record of 52 Premier League goals, then Wolves will have found themselves a bargain.

SUPPLY LINE

One of the reasons for Wolves’ dip in form can be seen in their attacking stats.

Their previous style of attacking play revolved around pacy wingers putting in crosses for Jimenez.

And judging by the numbers, Wolves are still playing the same way, even without an aerial threat in the box.

Pedro Neto (£5.9m), who has arguable been Wolves’ best player this season, has put in the highest amount of crosses in the league this season.

And although the amount of crosses put in by the rest of Wolves’ midfield are far lower than Neto’s there is still a decent amount of balls being put into the box.

With Nuno recently reverting to a back three formation as well, you’d think that Ruben Semedo (£5.3m) and Rayan Ait Nouri’s (£5.0m) numbers will rise rapidly.

It appears all set for Jose to enter a system that plays perfectly to his strengths, with him having a good amount of crosses to attack every game.

A WORD OF WARNING

With Wolves struggling at both ends of the pitch, you would assume Jose would walk straight into the team, especially after featuring as a substitute as early as Wednesday evening.

This season, Wolves have the sixth worst attack in the league, and have a worse expected goals rating (xG) than relegation contenders Sheffield United and Fulham.

But Jose may not find a clear way to go straight into the team if Nuno’s recent quotes are anything to read into.

Fabio Silva, 18, arrived at Wolves in the summer for around £35million and while big things are not expected of him just yet, you would expect the club hierarchy to want to see some progress.

Speaking of the young forward, Nuno said:

“In Wolves’ present, he’s a big part. I don’t recall one moment where Fabio was not ready to improve, to listen, to help. The way the boy works on the pitch, it’s amazing. We are pleased with that.

“We didn’t expect to have so many youth players at the same time, but we are. Fabio is not for the future, he’s for the present. He’s working really, really hard for the team.”

Nuno Espirito Santo

So it appears Jose could have to share playing time with Silva as the season goes on.

The presence of Fabio Silva and a £7.0m price tag is likely to put off most FPL managers until Jose can nail down a starting place for a good run of games.

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  1. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    KDB >

    1. Salah
    2. Gundo
    3. Barnes

    1. jcr1997
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        gundo for the next few easy fixtures

      • Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Gundo, unless Salah looks great tonight

      • linkafu
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        King Mo

      • TheBiffas
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          Salah

      • Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Next 4 fixtures

        Son - bha, CHE, WBA, mci
        Barnes - LEE, ful, wol, LIV
        Zaha - WOL, new, lee, BUR

        The more I look at it, the more I think Barnes/Zaha outscore Son over the next 4. What do you think?

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          I would be uncomfortable going without Son. Only the City game that I would not expect returns.

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          I like Barnes but sure if he's a better option than Son.

        3. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          I think I am overthinking it to be honest... Son probably is the way to go

        4. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          No they won't.

        5. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          Son
          Zaha
          Barnes

        6. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          Cheers all!

        7. Mr.K
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          The way I see it is that Son has the potential to score in any given game while Barnes and Zaha have the potential to blank in any given game. I realize this isn't airtight logic, but it describes how I feel quite well. It's difficult to assess the potential of Barnes/Zaha against Son when Son really can score a goal or two against each of his opponents.

          Sure, Barnes/Zaha might have the ability to do that against these opponents too, but they're less consistent than Son in general so the chances is that they won't.

          I guess if you take price into consideration you might have an argument for going Barnes/Zaha over Son, but then it becomes a significantly more complicated question.

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 hours ago

            Thanks for the input mate. Think I will just play it safe and bring Son in. Cheers!

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

          Son no Salah yes

        9. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          Don't overthink. Son is the top scoring player in the game. He also has the stats to back it up - most big chances in the last few games.

      • jcr1997
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          1 free transfer

          Mccarthy (Steffan)
          Dier, Coufal, Dias (Targett, N Williams)
          Bruno, Son, Grealish, Foden (Neto)
          Lacazette, Antonio, Kane

          Any thoughts on transfer? or Hold?

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

            Go Foden to Gundo and be done with it. Dragging out the Foden misery will hurt; i'm cutting my losses.

            1. jcr1997
                1 month, 2 hours ago

                yeah foden has been disappointing, guarantee he will grab 15 points if i transfer him out before playing sheffield aha

            2. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 hours ago

              Dier and Laca to DCL and Stones -4

              1. jcr1997
                  1 month, 2 hours ago

                  DCL is a shout think he will pick up goals in the league again

            3. Marc Jobling
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 hours ago

              McCarthy
              Dias - Targett - Dawson - Mitchell - Dunne
              Salah - Bruno - Son - Grealish - Soucek
              Kane - DCL - Bamford

              2 FTs but not sure what to do. If Bamford wasn't so highly owned, I'd risk losing him to get Gundogan.

              Other names under consideration: Rudiger, Barnes, Zaha

              1. HD7
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 hours ago

                Im also considering Rudiger mate. Good price if hes a starter now

              2. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 hours ago

                Anything itb?

                think addressing the one city spot is your priority, getting a second defender or gundo prob best, given you mid seems ok i'd look at fitting in stones/cancello alongside dias. If you need cash, Bamford makes the most sense to downgrade, watkins if you can

                1. Marc Jobling
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 2 hours ago

                  0.1m itb

            4. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 hours ago

              Bamford to Watkins for -4?

              1. TheBiffas
                  1 month, 2 hours ago

                  No

                • Il Capitano
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    Nay

                  • FPL.team
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    I did it. Not sure I should have but I did it anyway.

                • Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 hours ago

                  Cup tie comes down to

                  A) 13 points

                  B) Kane + Robbo

                  WHO wins?

                  YOU DECIDE.

                  1. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    A

                  2. Ha.
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    A

                  3. Chris_H
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    A because in all likelihood one of Kane/Robbo will blank.

                    So 9+2 or a 2+6/7/8/9 won't make it

                  4. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    Given that if Kane scores, Robbo's cleanie is gone and other way around, I think A

                  5. linkafu
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    A

                  6. Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    Thats what i like to read

                    Throught to round 5 wohoo love to see it

                • linkafu
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 hours ago

                  Prediction for the Leicester Leeds game?

                  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    4-0 Leicester

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    2-1 Leicester

                  3. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    2-0

                  4. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    1-2. Another shock in this never predictable season.
                    Marching on together.

                  5. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    2-1

                  6. DannyDrinkVodka
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    I wouldn't be surprised if Leeds wins it tbh

                • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 2 hours ago

                  Cancelo a captaincy shout this GW? I'm short on options - Bruno, Foden, Maddison, Werner the standouts :-/

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    surely Werner is an instant sell no?

                    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 2 hours ago

                      Giving him one more GW - Thinking Sunday will be a better representation of a Tuchel side.

                  2. linkafu
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    Go Werner

                  3. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    If you don't have Kane, Son or Gundog, it's a maybe.

                    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 2 hours ago

                      Have the funds to Bamford > Kane so might be worth the -4 to put the armband on Harry.

                  4. Tomsk
                      1 month, 2 hours ago

                      Werner, I think he starts v Burnley

                      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        Risky enough to hold but captaincy is another level of balls out!

                  5. DycheDycheBaby
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                    Anyone's season tailed off massively? I am now 130 points behind ML leader.
                    Would you wildcard this team? I feel I have no other option.
                    0FT.
                    Martinez,
                    Stones, Cresswell, Konsa
                    Fernandes, Salah, Son, Grealish
                    Antonio, Kane, Bamford
                    Bench: Forster, Alioski, Taylor, Bissouma

                    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 2 hours ago

                      Absolutely zero need to WC that.

                      1. DycheDycheBaby
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        Thanks. Just feels like everyone is taking a gamble and it is paying off for them

                    2. Chris_H
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 2 hours ago

                      That's a great 11 really - you just missed Cancelo and a Saka/Soucek/Gundo this week.

                      1. DycheDycheBaby
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        That's exactly it. Most of my rivals have them and I don't

                    3. TheBiffas
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        That looks pretty good at the moment

                      • DK_13
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        Wildcard and get whom? Only short of city I guess.
                        Bamford to DCL
                        Konsa/allioski to cancelo and you are sorted

                        1. DycheDycheBaby
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          No money ITB so cannot really do that

                      • Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        To what?!? 😉

                      • The 12th Man
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        Thats a good squad. Any money in the bank?
                        A -4 maybe but dont WC.

                        Cresswell > Cancelo or Dias maybe.
                        or Bamford,Bisouma > Fodder,Gundo/Saka/Soucek -4 and play 3-5-2

                        1. DycheDycheBaby
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          No money ITB which is a big problem

                      • Pegboy
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        Team is fine and nothing worth a hit with no money ITB. Reassess next week.

                        1. DycheDycheBaby
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          Top man. Thank you.

                    4. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 2 hours ago

                      Forget Zaha. Forget Gundo. Forget Barnes.

                      Welcome to my team Odegaard

                      1. DK_13
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        Is he that good? I don't follow the Spanish league at all

                      2. linkafu
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        you will regret it...

                      3. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        You must be bottom of your ML, right? 😉

                        1. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          Right up the top mate

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Well done. I'd play safer if I were.

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

                      Do you think Rudiger is now a starter?
                      Because he is at a nice value and Chelsea should get some cleanies in their next month fixs?

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        Too early to say. The starting XI and formation Tuchel put out last night was just experimental.

                      2. TheBiffas
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          Unfortunately tuchel is a rotator.

                        • linkafu
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          Yep

                        • Pegboy
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          Probable but worth waiting.

                      3. Kno
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 2 hours ago

                        So playing a 3 5 2 atm with antonio and bamford. Which one would you drop to get kane? Or do I go brewster to kane and face a benching pain every week

                        Salah bruno son grealish gundo
                        Antonio bamford brewster

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          Bamford and Brewster both need to go.

                        2. TheBiffas
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Bamford to kane

                          • AzzaroMax99
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            If you are happy with 352, just do Bamf to Kane and g2g.

                          • dbeck
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Brewster is just fodder, i'd do the bamford to kane move

                          • Kno
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Cheers bois, think bambam will go. Saving the brewster fix for the dgw wildcard seems ok

                        3. Alexis Nonsense
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          Considering my backfire history, I’m a bit scared of loosing Bamford, as he’s been fpl gold this season. 10 goals and 5 assist in 20 games is insane for 6m. I see the concensus here is that we should ship him. Anyone with a different view?

                          1. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            he is due, I may bring him in for Wilson 😉

                            1. Alexis Nonsense
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Maybe he’s on the goals imminent table? I think I’ll hold

                          2. I Member
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            I'm not sure. Yesterday I was leaning towards selling, today I'm thinking keep the faith. For me it would take a hit to get rid of him.

                          3. Pegboy
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            He's failed the eye test recently and there are starting to be other options. I'm probably selling for Antonio, but there is a logic in keeping.

                            1. Alexis Nonsense
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              I’d sell for Antonio too, but own both. Other than him I can’t see a better alternative to Bam in that price bracket

                          4. Boly Would
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            I'm keeping. I think Leeds mids back to full strength will help the chances increase again

                          5. FPL.team
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Failing stats and eye tests for me now. I've got rid but I don't really care much for sentiment. He did well, now he looks off it.

                          6. Original - Wolves Ay We
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 1 hour ago

                            Keep.

                          7. DycheDycheBaby
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 1 hour ago

                            Just a dry spell. Transfer him out and you know he will start scoring again. He has proved he has got it in his locker to score goals in this league, so keep.

                          8. Silecro
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 1 hour ago

                            Keep in mind he is still on pens

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

                          Play Bamford vs LEI or Soucek vs LIV?

                          1. IRBOX ⚽
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Wow

                          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Soucek is ultimately the answer to all FPL questions.

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

                              He is?

                              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 2 hours ago

                                Soucek

                                1. The Knights Template
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 2 hours ago

                                  Soucek is love

                                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 2 hours ago

                                    Being Tomáš Souček

                                    1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 2 hours ago

                                      The unbearable lightness of......

                                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 1 hour ago

                                        A man of culture

                                        "krásné věci" as Tommy himself might say

                                        1. The Knights Template
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 1 hour ago

                                          Certainly better than Mr Floppy's version!

                        5. I Member
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          How did Everton look yesterday? Anyone impress?

                          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Digne was OOP on BBC, but didn't watch game

                          2. Crunchie
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Yeah, would love to know if DCL looked good. I am loving their fixtures

                            1. Crunchie
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Plus games in hand (like Villa and Spurs) Looking at GW's closly as Kane and Grealish could be gold moving forward with money ITB (would have to downgrade McCarthy though, but it would save a WC in GW 25

                        6. Gun gun
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          Repost

                          Martinez
                          Saiss stones cresswell
                          Salah bruno sterling foden barnes
                          Antonio dcl

                          Subs steer bamford kwp dallas

                          2ft, will you change anything? 0.4itb

                          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            More than decent - I'd lose Bam-Bam if you are benching him.

                            1. Gun gun
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              I am actually thinking of saiss and foden to gundo and digne for free? Gd transfer?

                              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 2 hours ago

                                Yes. As you have the two FTs, Foden-Gundo worth it I think.

                        7. Forgetmeknot
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          Would you do (after tonight);
                          A) Rashford to Son plus £££
                          B) Bamford to Kane

                          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            B

                          2. I Member
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            B

                          3. The Knights Template
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            B

                        8. Deulofail
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 2 hours ago

                          A) Martial/Bamford > Kane
                          B) Martial+Bamford > Kane + DCL (-4)
                          C) Martial + ESR > Kane + Grealish (-4)
                          D) Bamford + ESR > Kane + Maddison (-4)
                          E) Martial + Bamford + ESR > Kane + DCL + Grealish (-8)

                          McCarthy
                          Cancelo Stones Trent
                          Fernandes Son Gundog Saka
                          Antonio Bamford(lei) Martial(ars)

                          Martinez | ESR*, Tierney*(MUN), Mitchell(WOL)

                          1FT. 7.8 ITB

                          1. I Member
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            A or B. Considering Bamford to DCL for a hit myself but not sure yet. What are your thoughts on it?

                            1. Deulofail
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              My initial thoughts were to do just A, but I was hoping for a better display from at least one of Bamford and Martial. And there's also doubt over Tierney and ESR. The poor fixture this week for Tierney, ESR, Bam and Mart, plus good fixture for DCL/Maddison, and doubts, are pushing me towards a hit to get the move(s) done this week. I don't really know anything about DGWs at the moment though

                              1. Deulofail
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 2 hours ago

                                But also, I never planned to get DCL. Maybe Vardy when he's back. Seeing the highlights though, DCL seems likely to continue to get chances, despite the flack he seemed to be getting here during and after the game.

                          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            I'm pretty hit adverse so A if it were me.
                            Tony just not doing it this year.

                            1. Deulofail
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 1 hour ago

                              Cheers

                          3. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              A

                          4. Sir Alex Telles.
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            I always try to outrank Torres Magic each season. He is my yardstick for a good fpl manager. Looks unlikely this season since he's flying.

                            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              My aim is to finish above all those who didn't start in GW1.
                              Really annoying when there are 2 or 3 (or hundreds of them) ahead of you.

                          5. Maddamotha
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Yay or nay?

                            Soucek > Gundo

                            1. I Member
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Yay, just about. I can't fully support selling Soucek but Gundogan looks like the best value pick in the game atm.

                            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              No one else to chop?

                              1. Maddamotha
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 20 mins ago

                                Could chop Rash...

                            3. The Knights Template
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              You need both for the power midfield

                          6. I Member
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Sometimes we need to be brave in these weeks where there's such a clear captain favourite. I strongly considered Cancelo but in the end chickened out and went the safe route with Bruno. Obviously it's easy to say this in hindsight though.

                            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Same here.
                              Benched Soucek too after starting him every week till now (too much time on here), but half had it in my mind that Shaw would get a rest. 2 minute cameo yesterday f****ed me.

                            2. The Knights Template
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Yes, lots of hindsight here. Bruno was the smart choice

                            3. Goonerly
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Bruno was THE choice for this GW.
                              Hindsight an all that, but it just made so much sense to (c) him - that's why so many people did it.
                              My ML rival captained Sterling and doesn't even own Bruno - I thought he was mad and would regret it, but hey ho..

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

                            Am I mad to go H.Barnes instead of Son for the next 2?

                            Can easily switch Son in for either him or Foden in GW23 when their fixtures turn.

                            I like Barnes (c) this week...

                            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Would you captain Sonny if you had him? If not, then easy choice.

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

                                Don't think so.

                          8. Mr.K
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            How stupid would it be to double up on City defence (adding Cancelo, already have Dias) if that would then mean that getting back to KDB or Salah would become quite challenging due to funds and no WC left?

                            Got Gundo over KDB so I now have all the moneys. We're at GW 21 and there's been only a couple of weeks when I regretted (or would have regretted - didn't have him most season but sometimes I did) not having KDB, so I'm getting less and less worried about not having him. Salah's been pretty bad as has Liverpool in general but even as a pessimistic Liverpool fan I feel there's a chance it can be turned around.

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

                              Liverpool's bad form won't continue for long.

                            2. The Knights Template
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              You're only a hit or two away from anything. Don't sweat it.

                            3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Double or even triple up on City def good.
                              I'd be more worried about Mo if his form picks up. Kev is not pulling his weight in FPL terms this year (as well as he is playing IRL).

                            4. Crunchie
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Its a good move TBH. I think Salah will come good (more so than KDB)

                            5. Mr.K
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 1 hour ago

                              Thanks for the input! I think we're more or less in agreement here so I'll go ahead and take a hit or two if Salah start's scoring again.

                          9. jomikijiq
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Play one

                            A) Raphinha
                            B) Soucek
                            C) Maguire

                            1. The Knights Template
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              B obviously

                              1. jomikijiq
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 2 hours ago

                                Don't think it's obvious at all. Raphinha's stats are better

                                1. The Knights Template
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                                  Are those underlying stats?

                                  1. jomikijiq
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 1 hour ago

                                    yeah
                                    Soucek 0.29 npxG+xA/90
                                    Raphinha 0.45

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

                              A

                          10. tsintisin
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            What to do with this team? 1ft 1.2itb

                            Martinez
                            Cancelo Dias Justin
                            Sterling Fernandes Grealish Maddy
                            Kane Antonio Bamford

                            1. tsintisin
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Bench Forster Lowton Ocampo Mitchell

                          11. michaelington
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Best 5.2 or below defender going forward? Looking at James, but does he start under Tuchel?

                            1. jomikijiq
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Stones

                              Shaw/Keane/Rudiger/Targett/Justin all good too

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

                              Coleman?

                          12. Henning
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Gtg?

                            Tempted to get Sterling in for Fernandes or Gundogan in for Barnes?

                            Martinez
                            Stones Dias Justin
                            Son Barnes Salah Fernandes Soucek
                            Antonio Kane

                            Areola Bamford Coufal Dallas

                            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Neither of those moves worth it, though 3 City somehow would be nice.

                          13. Goonerly
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Which defender would you get for this upcoming GW?

                            A) Keane
                            B) Dier
                            C) James

                            Got double City, can't stretch budget any further without a hit.

                            1. jomikijiq
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              A

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

                              Keane over Coleman? I'd have it the other way round

                              1. Goonerly
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 2 hours ago

                                Is Coleman back for good though?

                              2. The 12th Man
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 2 hours ago

                                Colemans game time is being managed.

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

                                  Ah okay

                                2. Goonerly
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                                  Guess it's better to just wait and see when he is well and truly back then..

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

                              B from these, why not Justin, he is in the same price bracket. I don't like Keane because of Pickford and we don't know if James will be a starter.

                              1. Goonerly
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 2 hours ago

                                Sure, Justin an option.
                                It's just that I'm starting Bamford, so don't want to bring in a defender playing against him

                                1. aleksaa2
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                                  Yeah, fair enough

                          14. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            Captain Saka or Cancelo/Stones.

                            The case for Stones/Cancelo
                            Cancelo stones have cleansheet and attacking chances if they thrash SHU by a large margin.
                            Downside is a cameo.

                            The case for Saka
                            1. Hot form
                            2. Arsenal on form
                            3. Man u conceding
                            4. Arsenal have score 2 goals in each of their last home games vs United.
                            5. Arsenal have not lost to united in 8 games.

                            1. The Knights Template
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Utd will beat City

                            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              I see some real genius in your flying, Maverick, but I can’t say that in there. I was afraid that everyone in the trailer would see right through me, and I just don’t want anyone to know that I’ve fallen for you.

                              One of the City two, maybe Cancelo

                            3. Goonerly
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              Surely there has to be a third option?

                              But out of the above, I'd still go Cancelo.
                              With Shaw back, I don't think Saka will get that much space (though I obviously hope!)

                          15. kime67
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 2 hours ago

                            is dcl worth a -4?

                            1. The Knights Template
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 2 hours ago

                              He is not

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

                              No, unless you don't have bench and an injured player