Transfers

How the transfer deadline day deals will affect FPL

The January transfer window closed for Premier League clubs on Monday evening and the late developments could potentially affect the Fantasy landscape – although it’s fair to say that it was a very quiet day (and month) in terms of significant comings and goings.

Cutting through the sourceless speculation and wearisome banter about Lionel Messi in small-town chip shops, we have summarised the confirmed deals that could present Fantasy bosses with new targets or have an impact on existing assets.

Any prices given in brackets are the players’ Fantasy Premier League cost, rather than their actual transfer fees.

BEN DAVIES/OZAN KABAK

(Preston North End/Schalke 04 to Liverpool)

Liverpool’s injury crisis in defence has prompted the Reds to make a move for two centre-halves on transfer deadline day.

A loan deal for Ozan Kabak was confirmed late in the day, with the red half of Merseyside having earlier announced the capture of Preston North End’s Ben Davies.

Kabak is a full Turkish international who makes a temporary move from Schalke, who have in turn signed Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi (£5.0m).

Six goals in 55 Bundesliga appearances for Kabak’s parent club and former employers Stuttgart was a reasonable return for a centre-half, although only 11 attempts on goal in 26 top-flight appearances last season was on the modest side.

A dozen efforts in 14 games this campaign is a significant improvement and one of the best totals among Bundesliga centre-backs, although he is goalless in 2020/21.

Jurgen Klopp said of the Turk:

He came very young to Germany and everybody was clear he was a massive talent. He is only 20 now. He plays in his second club [in Germany]; he is at Schalke and unfortunately, they are in a bad position in the moment.

For him, I think it’s a really good moment to make the move because, like each player in the world, you need a stable team around you and that’s what we can deliver. We deliver a stable team and you can play your position, you don’t have to be 20 with pretty much everything on the pitch and not allowed to make mistakes anymore.

He’s really a big, big talent and we are really looking forward to working with him.

Hardly one for the future at the age of 25, Davies was out of contract with Preston at the end of the season and has been purchased for a cut-price £2m.

It’s an unexpected swoop and one that even Klopp admitted probably wouldn’t have happened had the reigning champions not been so badly hit by injury:

I think it’s probably clear that in a normal transfer window, without any issues, we would not look at Preston if there’s a player for us or something like that. It’s not really likely. But since we saw him and since our situation got clearer and clearer – the problems we had – when we saw him we got really excited about it and thought, ‘Wow.’

We see the potential really. We see the quality and we see the potential as well because he’s 25 and there’s a lot to come for him. I love a lot about his play. He’s a really good footballer, looks like a proper leader in this Preston team, good in challenges, looks football smart, can play different positions because he played in a back three and a back four and all these things.

We could have asked and he said, ‘I’d prefer to stay at Preston or go somewhere else where I play 40-odd games per season.’ So this is a challenge but it’s an opportunity – a big, big opportunity. I see it exactly like that.

How much game-time the left-sided Davies sees is another question, with BBC pundit, and former Preston and Liverpool defender, Mark Lawrenson claiming the new recruit would even be behind Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams in the pecking order.

TAKUMI MINAMINO

(Liverpool to Southampton)

On the FPL radar for the second half of the season is Takumi Minamino (£6.0m), who has joined Southampton on loan from Liverpool for the rest of 2020/21.

The Japan international hasn’t had much of a look-in at Anfield, barely scraping 500 minutes of Premier League football in his 12 months on Merseyside.

His sole attacking return came in the Reds’ 7-0 win over Crystal Palace in December and he hasn’t made Jurgen Klopp’s line-up since.

Able to play in a number of different attacking positions, Minamino’s versatility adds to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s options in the two ‘number ten’ positions and up top.

An ‘out of position’ role in attack alongside Danny Ings (£8.4m) would be a Fantasy manager’s dream and is a distinct possibility, with Che Adams (£5.9m) off the boil of late, Shane Long (£5.1m) departing the club on loan and Michael Obafemi (£4.6m) sidelined through injury.

Minamino also adds to the possible competition for Nathan Redmond (£6.4m), Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) and Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) further back, with Theo Walcott (£5.8m) potentially sidelined for some time.

Hasenhuttl said of his new signing:

I am very pleased to welcome Takumi to our squad for the rest of this season. He will help provide another good attacking option and is importantly the right profile of player for us.

This will give us some additional depth in our squad at an important time, and I am looking forward to beginning work with him on the training pitch.

JOSH KING

(Bournemouth to Everton)

A cult Fantasy favourite has returned to the Premier League after six months away to provide back-up, competition and/or support to Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) in the Everton attack.

Joshua King has joined Carlo Ancelotti’s side until the end of the season, with the Toffees forking out a nominal fee for his services.

Perhaps still dining out on that fondly remembered, 16-goal campaign in 2016/17, King nevertheless scored on at least six occasions in all five of his seasons with Bournemouth in the English top flight.

The Norwegian registered double figures for goals again in 2018/19, although doesn’t arrive on Merseyside in good shape: he hasn’t found the back of the net once in the Championship in a stop-start season, with only five of his 12 appearances coming from the start.

Cenk Tosun (£6.0m) has moved to Besiktas on loan, meanwhile, while Jonjoe Kenny (£4.3m) and Anthony Gordon (£4.3m) have also left Goodison Park on a temporary basis.

JOE WILLOCK

(Arsenal to Newcastle United)

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One of a number of players to leave the Emirates on deadline day either on a temporary or permanent basis, Joe Willock (£4.7m) has joined Newcastle United on loan until the end of 2020/21.

Available at a price in FPL usually reserved for bit-part players and midfield spoilers, Willock is perhaps one to monitor in the budget bracket given that he chips in with the odd goal or two from the middle of the park.

One goal in 40 Premier League appearances for the Gunners is hardly a ringing endorsement of his credentials but only 12 of those run-outs came from the start.

Instead, we look to his achievements in the cup competitions for a bit of hope: in four Europa League starts this season he contributed three goals and as many assists, although the opposition did comprise of minnows Dundalk and Molde.

Steve Bruce said of his new signing, who can operate in a deeper midfield role or further forward as a number 10:

I’m delighted to bring Joe to Newcastle until the end of the season. He is a very exciting and talented young player who can get up and down the pitch and can score a goal from midfield.

He has made a very decent impact at Arsenal after coming through the ranks and to make nearly 80 appearances for the club by the age of 21 says much about his development, ability and character.

He is very keen to come here and test himself and he’ll be a great addition to the squad.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Having already recruited Robert Snodgrass (£5.6m) and Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) to bolster his attacking options, Sam Allardyce has moved to shore up his backline with the capture of Okay Yokuslu.

The fact that the Turkish international is a defensive midfielder should immediately cool whatever limited interest there was from a Fantasy perspective, although underwhelmed owners of Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) will be hoping the new arrival can at least help stem the flow of goal concessions.

Sam Allardyce said of Yokuslu:

He’s the sort of player I have looked for at many clubs in this position, particularly at Sunderland and Crystal Palace. I signed Jan Kirchhoff from Bayern Munich at Sunderland and Luka Milivojević from Olympiakos at Crystal Palace. He’s that type of player.

The one who can protect the back four, can be the best passer to create openings in attack and hopefully, if he can settle as quickly as the two players I have just mentioned, then it will definitely help us to not concede as many goals. 

It will also make us more creative by his passing quality that we have looked for and searched for through the last four weeks.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) has also joined the Baggies on a loan deal until the end of 2020/21.

Listed as a defender by FPL, the versatile Arsenal man could well be deployed ‘out of position’ by Sam Allardyce in the middle of the park – although one solitary Premier League goal in his entire career underscores his limitations as a Fantasy asset.

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Brighton and Hove Albion have made a move for a player the South American football correspondent Tim Vickery described as “a box-to-box midfielder”, signing highly rated Ecuadorian Moises Caicedo.

Graham Potter confirmed on Monday that the teenager wouldn’t be loaned straight back out but there nevertheless may well be a gradual introduction to English football for the youngster, with his new manager saying:

He will need time to settle in with the group, for us to get to know him and vice versa, as well as get up to speed and ready for the demands of the Premier League.

He has done very well in Ecuador and made his debut for his country just 18. He’s an exciting signing, but it is important we give him time to adjust.

Newcastle’s quota of bona fide right-backs has been cut from three to two, with DeAndre Yedlin (£4.3m) – who had briefly been a regular for the Magpies over Christmas – departing for Galatasaray on a permanent deal.

Budget FPL defenders Javier Manquillo (£4.2m), who started in Gameweek 21, and Emil Krafth (£4.2m) will be left to tussle for the problem position on the right-hand side of the Newcastle defence.

Gedson Fernandes’ (£4.7m) loan deal at Tottenham Hotspur has now ended, with the midfielder returning to parent club Benfica, while Paolo Gazzaniga (£4.3m) is also destined for Iberia until the end of 2020/21.

Yan Valery (£4.7m) has followed fellow back-up full-back Jake Vokins (£3.9m) out of the door at Southampton, with Aboubakar Kamara (£4.8m), Neeskens Kebano (£4.7m) and Maxime Le Marchand (£4.1m) temporarily exiting Fulham.

The Cottagers have signed former Sunderland striker Josh Maja on a loan deal from Bordeaux.

Nine goals in 45 Ligue I appearances suggests the jury remains out on the 22-year-old Nigeria international as a Fantasy asset, although less than half of those run-outs came from the start.

He is perhaps best known for his exploits on the field and on the small screen at Sunderland, where he scored 15 goals in 24 League One appearances in 2018/19.

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1,758 Comments Post a Comment
  1. W
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Do I really bench Son here?

    Martinez
    Stones, Justin, Dallas
    Salah(c), Bruno, Grealish, Gundo
    DCL, Bamford, Antonio
    Meslier, Son, Coufal, Chilwell

    0FT, 2.9itb

    Cheers!

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Of course bench Bamford imo

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Id say you are safe either way. I suspect Bam will not have recovered from his dead leg anyway

      1. W
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers, would be surprised if he didn't recover but we'll see

  2. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Already got 2 Everton and got 2 City. Lucked out if DGW 24 happens

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Nice one

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

    Would it be better to go with Sterling+Gundogan+defender for the upcoming fixtures and doubles?Tot+Sou/Eve are tricky fixtures for cs and gw25 is Ars away.

  4. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    MAN CITY DGW24????

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      City Arabic site suggesting the Everton game could drop in there

      1. Davros
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yes Ben Crellin confirmed. Likely to be Everton

    2. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Looks like it

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      So, DCL + whichh Everton player - Digne, Richie, Rodrigo, none ?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Are Man City or Everton home?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          At Everton... Of course.

          Could come off then.

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Yes, so the logos are the wrong way around on this supposed leak. Doesn't seem very credible to me.

  5. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Martinez
    Trent Robertson Dias Cancelo
    Fernandes Salah (c) Gundogan
    Bamford Antonio DCL

    De Gea Soucek Smith-Rowe Coufal

    Gtg???

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes GTG

    2. W
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yep I wouldn't change that team

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers

  6. Davros
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Thinking of saving my transfer.
    Any glaring errors?

    Johnstone(shu)
    Cancelo(bur) Stones(bur) Robbo(BHA)
    Salah(BHA) Bruno(SOU) Soucek(avl) Gundo(bur)
    DCL(lee) Antonio(avl) Bamford(EVE)

    subs: McCarthy, Justin, Coufal, Raphinha

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Easy save

      1. Davros
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Ta

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yep. Save

      1. Davros
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Soucek to Grealish if anything but a bit sideways ofc

      1. Davros
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Been thinking of this- or Raphinha

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Save but would definitely play Justin over Soucek

      1. Davros
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        That’s so funny. I’d literally just swapped them after remembering how burnt I was by not playing Soucek last time. Think you’re right though

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Both threatening from open play but Leicester have an easier fixture, your 50/50 call though...

          1. Davros
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            True

    5. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You could get Martinez

      1. Davros
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yes, on my shopping list but think that Johnstone more likely to keep cs. Plan to get him in next 2 GWs

    6. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      you have a GK issue - good week to deal with it

      1. Davros
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah I want to do Johnstone to Martinez but planning to do next week or two

        1. Lord Flashheart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          why not now?

    7. Jonesy5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I have pretty much same team, but Son instead of Raphinha. I’m thinking saving this GW, then maybe downgrading Robbo and upgrading Soucek to Grealish.
      Only other thought was Martinez but not really worth it this wk.

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What would you do? 1FT, 0ITB:

    Martinez
    Cancelo | Stones | Cresswell
    Sterling | Bruno | Son | Grealish
    Kane* | Antonio | Bamford

    Steer | Soucek | Dallas | Mitchell

    Thanks

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Vardy will be back very soon. Possibly even the weekend

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Wild card!?

    3. Davros
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I would be tempted to save if you believe the chat that Kane will come back sooner. As you’d want him back for DGW if so. But I’m not following the Kane news just going by what I’ve seen here

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      DCL may come good, otherwise play Dallas and save

  8. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sorry was in bottom of last page

    Which forward to go for in 5.9 max range ?

    Will Rodrigo play this week ? Also will Adams ?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Probably BDR at that price

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        BDR? Who is that

        1. Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bobby Decordova Reid, I suspect

    2. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Rodrigo unlikely

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Surely if raphinha is out??

        1. Boly Would
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          But Rodrigo is injured...

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Oh I didn’t know

  9. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    If Mane is out, than Salah is 100% starting, right?
    In that case, I would cap him without any doubt.

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I wish I could find a clear update on mane

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Me too :/

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He had a minor muscle strain so should be fine to play.

    2. Davros
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      When Mane is not playing Salah is not getting tired? I don't think it is that straightforward

  10. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Pretty disastrous wildcard.
    Mane over Salah included.

    I’ll try and wait for injury news but considering:
    Sterling and Chillwell to Salah and stones

    Thoughts?

    1. Davros
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      That could backfire- Sterling is playing isn’t he?

  11. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    If Minamino goes to Saints I'll be gutted . . . but happy that confirmation that my suspicions about him and Jurgen's wife were confirmed.

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Naughty mrs Klopp xD

    2. W
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      What suspicions would that be?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Well he's been sat on the bench for SOME reason . . . logic follows.

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          SOME reason could be Mane and Salah 😀

  12. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Triple City and double Everton here. A DGW24 for both would be sweet.

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      DCL and ?

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Digne

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

        Rodriguez

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Not if Everton play like they did again this weekend . . .

  13. Random Name
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Everyone flocking to post their RMTs on the new page and they all have the same problem. Why are you buying Antonio?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Good price for a quality striker in a decent team?

  14. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Has to be Salah(c) this week if you have him, right?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Anything else is a gamble against the odds.

  15. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Foden still needs to go whether City have a DGW24 or not right?

    1. W
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      That's what I did, sold for Grealish this week

  16. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who would you ideally have from Man City / Everton in a DGW24?

    1. jesus jesus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      With the 3 City players in your team at present !!

    2. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Dias, Cancelo, Sterling, DCL and maybe Digne if they sort their sh*t out.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Cancelo, Dias, Gundo ; Digne, DCL

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        This

    4. jesus jesus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No Everton for me unless in my team - they're at home to Fulham that gw

  17. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sitting at 48k and I have over 9m ITB, help appreciated:

    Fabs
    Chill - Robbo - Dias - Stones
    Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Soucek
    Bam - DCL

    Fodder - Brewster - Fodder - Fodder

    Upgrade a fodder midfielder bench player to:

    A) Son
    B) Rash
    C) Barnes
    D) Grealish
    E) Save FT
    F) Drop Brewster for a better forward.

    Cheers!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      D or C would be flavour of the week

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I think is covid has thought us anything is the need for at least two playing subs.

      That would be my priority but one tranfer at a time. No need for a hit

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        *should say covid and congested schedule

    3. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I would look for a boring cheap defender first and possibly Ings then next week.

      Holding or Coufal my preferred options first

  18. Manani
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    save FT?

    Martinez
    Diaz Cancelo Chiwell Holding
    Salah Pulisic Soucek Grealish Gundogan
    DCL
    (Adams Coufal Brewster)

  19. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    1 FT, 4.8ITB
    Bench order correct in case Stones misses out again?
    Correct Captain? I'm not 100% on Mo or Bruno...

    Also, pick the best option:
    A. Save FT
    B. Podence > Grealish
    B. Podence > Barnes/Maddison
    C. Stones > Cancelo

    Martines
    Stones / Dias / Digne
    Salah / Bruno / Son / Gundo / Podence
    DCL / Antonio

    Button / Mitchell / Coufal / Brewster

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

      1. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Oops, the first B, I suppose? 😀

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yes that one lol

  20. More Cowbell
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Any obvious moves or safe FT?

    mccarty
    justin, dallas, cancelo
    salah, bruno, gundo, soucek
    bam, dcl, watkins

    forster, konsa, coufal, bissouma

  21. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    City DGW is pointless anyway. None of my players will play twice

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Get the ones that do then...

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        KdB and Ederson and Gundogan?

      2. CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Would have to transfer one of Cancelo, Sterling, Gundo

        For who? Only Dias will play twice

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I think Gundo and Sterling will start twice

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      This!!

  22. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I have a FT. Gtg and hold FT or any obvious move? 0.5 ITB
    Mendy

    Cancelo Dias AWB

    Sterling Salah(C) Son Bruno Soucek

    DCL Watkins

    Forster Coufal Brewster Bernardo

  23. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    i have 8.5 m in the bank.

    a - play soucek (avl) and save a tranfer
    b - ESR to sterling for free, bench soucek
    c - ESR to zaha for free
    d - ESR to grealish for free

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B or D

  24. Team Bobcat
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    King has reportedly chosen Fulham over Everton. Kinda funny

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      London calling...

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      At Everton, he'd be just a back up for DCL.

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        There is logic with a fulham move of course

    3. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Maybe he wants to send his kids to a private school in London, you never know 😉

    4. Random Name
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      id also rather live in london than that s-thole

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        You live in Cheshire if you play there, not Toxteth.

    5. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'd argue it's funnier that two Premier League clubs have waited this late in the window to fight over a Championship forward with zero goals in nearly 600 minutes.

      Think it'd be a waste of money for Everton to sign him but a worthwhile risk for Fulham.

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He certainly has the potential to become a big problem once signed if left sitting on the bench

      2. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Was out for long with covid. And scored twice in the cup just a week ago.

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Against League 2 Oldham wasn't it? Not exactly CV worthy 😉 No goals in 600 minutes doesn't really have a PL comparison right now, but it's sort of Jay Rodriguez / Batshuyai levels, which would have to worry suitors considering the step up in difficulty. Granted he's struggled with injury as well, but that's just another potential issue to think about.

          I would argue though, his stats aren't that terrible. Just north of 2 shots per 90 isn't fantastic but it is a bit above the rates the forwards mentioned above put out, so you could argue he has been a bit unlucky. Around the sort of level he's put out throughout his career.

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Lol. You havn't watched a whole lot of him have you 😆

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 9 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Just the Reading game recently and I think a brief appearance against Millwall this season. What have I missed that makes this last-minute frenzy less awkward for the clubs involved?

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I would as a nearly thirty year old striker choose to play for fulham than sit mostly on bench for Everton.

  25. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Wooow, for dgw 24 announced should I still do Sterling to Salah this gw ?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      It's not announced but guess it's planned for.

  26. AYLD28
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    The curse of working towards a bench boost team a few weeks ago:

    GW 20: 32 bench points
    GW 21: 23 bench points

    I look at my team for this week and I just know bench points are coming again. Help?

    Johnstone
    TAA Dias Cancelo
    Gundog Salah (c) Fernandes Grealish Barnes
    DCL Antonio

    Martinez Bamford Cresswell Dallas

    1.9m ITB

    Can you al please advise who I should bench? Or play?

  27. abunab
      2 months, 7 days ago

      After a disaster GW21 finishing with 39 points and 9 starting players I need some bouncebackability tips.

      Team so far:

      Martinez
      Cancelo, Stones, Targett
      Fernandes, Sterling (C), Mane (VC), Rodriguez
      Antonio DCL Bamford

      Bench: De Gea, Justin, Smith Rowe, Tierney (injured)

      Defence - whether to double up on the Villa clean sheet or swap:

      a) De Gea vs Soton instead of Martinez vs WHU?
      b) Justin vs Fulham instead of Targett vs WHU?
      c) do both a & b
      d) keep team as is

      For midfield:
      e) keep Rodriguez
      b) sell for Grealish for this GW? Rodriguez against leaky Leeds, but two Everton assets is risky and they previously lost to Leeds. Might take the risk but really want to Grealish in the team soon.
      c) take a punt on Perreira vs Sheffield Utd

      Unsure on Mane fitness - any ideas on that? Suspecting Salah will be benched if I transfer him in this week knowing my luck right now.

      1. abunab
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Messed my letters up in midfieldd there...
          f) sell for Grealish for this GW? Rodriguez against leaky Leeds, but two Everton assets is risky and they previously lost to Leeds. Might take the risk but really want to Grealish in the team soon.
          g) take a punt on Perreira vs Sheffield Utd

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            G

        • AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I like C but the Baggies are away at Sheffield Utd.

          1. abunab
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Relegation dogfight might not be good for the flair players, you're right.

        • Andre_The_Giant
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bring in one -

          A) Antonio
          B) Watkins

          1. Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            A

          2. abunab
              2 months, 7 days ago

              a)...WHU have SHU and Fulham in next 3

          3. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Is Chilwell toast?

            Is stones too risky now?

            Chilwell->dias over kwp->stones?

            1. Team Bobcat
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Too early to tell
              I dont think so but wary

              Dias is sound

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Thanks. Got KWP and kane to sort, but no idea who to get for kane.

          4. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Any update on Bamford’s injury? Is it safe to start him?

            I could play Soucek instead

            1. Lord Flashheart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              start him - if he is not fit he will not go in as a sub

            2. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              he'll start or not play
              he said just dead leg

            3. Team Bobcat
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              It is just a dead leg which means he wil be okay is a few days time, but he will not be okay tomorrow or the day after.