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Salah and Bamford reward patient owners as Son struggles without Kane

West Ham 1-3 Liverpool

  • Goals: Craig Dawson (£4.5m) | Mohamed Salah x2 (£12.6m), Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Aaron Cresswell (£5.5m) | Curtis Jones (£4.4m), Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.4m), Roberto Firmino (£9.4m)
  • Bonus points: Salah x3 Wijnaldum x2 Shaqiri x1

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) ended a six-match scoring drought/witch doctor curse to bring in a bumper 15-point haul for his ever-loyal Fantasy Premier League managers, his ownership levels dipping below the three-million mark just the once during his barren spell.

The 40.4% who ignored a purported curse from ‘FPL Witch Doctor’ and didn’t blink were rewarded with two goals against West Ham, the second a thing of beauty involving a sublime touch and finish by Salah from a supreme Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.4m) first-time ball.

The Egyptian’s haul was put into stark Fantasy contrast considering Jurgen Klopp benched Roberto Firmino (£9.4m), while Sadio Mané (£11.9m) missed out with a muscle injury downplayed as ‘a short-term issue’.

That meant Salah and Divock Origi (£5.2m) working as a front-two during an underwhelming first half, prompting Klopp to change his system at the interval.

“In half-time we changed the formation, offensive formation, so the set-up, Millie (James Milner) was now slightly deeper, like a double six together with Gini (Wijnladum), Thiago slightly higher.” – Jurgen Klopp

That returned the Reds closer to their more standard 4-3-3 and the rest was history.

Further back, it was a third straight match without a clean sheet for the Reds, although Nathaniel Phillips (£4.0m) earned post-match praise as Klopp also gave an update on the injured Joel Matip (£5.4m). 

“Outstanding game, everybody saw it – super professional, super calm, incredibly strong in the air, good challenges, good football. With Joel we don’t have the final diagnosis, specialists must have a look and stuff like this until we know exactly.” – Jurgen Klopp

The signing of Preston’s Ben Davies should ease the side’s centre-back issues, but Phillips would seem to be the current short-term solution available at a knock-down FPL price.

West Ham, meanwhile, were set up to stifle Liverpool, but offered little going forward, meaning a first blank in four for the 17.6%-owned Michail Antonio (£6.5m).

On the plus side, Craig Dawson (£4.5m) scored for the second match running, thanks to an assist from the ever-productive Aaron Cresswell (£5.5m).

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Fornals (Yarmolenko 62), Bowen (Fredericks 79), Benrahma; Antonio (Noble 79).

Liverpool XI (4-3-1-2): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Henderson, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner (Jones 57), Thiago; Shaqiri (Firmino 69); Salah, Origi (Oxlade-Chamberlain 80).

Leicester 1-3 Leeds

  • Goals: Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) | Stuart Dallas (£4.8m), Patrick Bamford (£6.6m), Jack Harrison (£5.4m)
  • Assists: James Maddison (£7.3m) | Bamford x2 Raphinha (£5.4m)
  • Bonus points: Bamford x3 Harrison x2 Barnes x1

Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) starred as Leeds came from behind to beat a disappointing Leicester City.

A three-match run without an attacking return (and four without a goal) had prompted just over a quarter of a million FPL managers to sell the striker for Gameweek 21.

That impatience (or the fear of their man being this season’s Teemu Pukki) was punished most emphatically as Bamford scored one goal and set up the other two for his first double-digit haul since Gameweek 6.

The forward did finish the match with a dead leg, but played down the extent of the injury post-match, preferring instead to rue his decision to take himself off FPL captaincy duties in his own Fantasy team.

His ‘IRL’ manager, Marcelo Bielsa, was less confident about a groin issue that led to Rodrigo Moreno‘s (£5.7m) first-half substitution.

“I wouldn’t be able to tell you right now, but I have the impression that Rodrigo won’t be available.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Otherwise, it was a fine day for those with Leeds assets.

The 13.2%-owned Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) was again employed in midfield and scored his fourth goal of the season, while midfielders Jack Harrison (£5.4m) and Raphinha (£5.4m) continued their fine recent form with a goal and an assist respectively.

Harrison now has three goals from his last five starts while Raphinha made it a goal and two assists in two Gameweeks, although a muscle issue meant he didn’t finish Sunday’s match.

Leicester started brightly and Harvey Barnes‘ (£6.9m) opening goal confirmed his own excellent form – he’s now produced attacking returns in six of the last seven games, while James Maddison (£7.3m) made it four hauls in five with the assist.

The Foxes switched to a back three in the second half in a (failed) bid to curb Leeds’ attacking threat, although they did consistently work keeper Illan Meslier (£4.7m), who made seven saves overall.

But the team struggles without Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) up top and Wilfred Ndidi (£4.8m) to protect the defence, a fact acknowledged by boss Brendan Rodgers.

“Make no mistake, we have won games without Jamie but the physicality of him and Wilf (Ndidi) benefits the team immensely.” – Brendan Rodgers

Neither will be available for Wednesday’s trip to Fulham, and the hamstring problem that forced 

Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) off after 37 minutes makes him doubtful too.

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Evans, Justin, Fofana (Ünder 80), Castagne (Pereira 36);  Mendy, Tielemans; Albrighton (Söyüncü 45), Maddison, Barnes; Perez.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Ayling, Struijk, Cooper, Alioski; Phillips; Dallas, Harrison, Rodrigo (Klich 21), Raphinha (Costa 80); Bamford.

Brighton 1-0 Spurs

  • Goals: Leandro Trossard (£5.7m)
  • Assists: Pascal Gross (£5.8m)
  • Bonus points: Gross x3, Trossard x2 Robert Sanchez x1 (£4.4m)

A Leandro Trossard (5.7m) strike and a third straight clean sheet was more than enough for Brighton  o see off a lifeless Spurs.

It was the Belgian midfielder’s first goal since Gameweek 1, but it was rich reward from a fine team performance that boss Graham Potter rated his side’s best of the last two seasons.

His Tottenham counterpart, Jose Mourinho, was rather less enthusiastic about his players’ reaction to their midweek loss to Liverpool.

“I can imagine that the team when it loses is a sad team. The reaction after that defeat was not phenomenal, the fact that you lose, I don’t like to speak on behalf of the players, but they feel too much the absence of a player like Harry (Kane).” – Jose Mourinho

FPL’s most popular player, Son Heung-Min (£9.8m), added to the sombre air by producing just the two points for his 59.2% ownership for the second match running.

Without Harry Kane (£11.1m) to feed him chances, Son struggled. More than 60,000 FPL managers seem to think that might continue, making him the third-most sold player heading into Gameweek 22. Kane is top of that list.

And with Chelsea and Manchester City to come over the next three fixtures, more Son sales look inevitable unless Mourinho can find the right balance for his Kane-free side.

As for Brighton, a midweek trip to Liverpool is unlikely to inspire immediate investment in their assets, but a decent run thereafter (bur AVL CRY wba) should put some of their defensive stars on the radar, with goalkeeper Robert Sanchez (£4.4m) offering good value.

Brighton XI (3-4-2-1): Sanchez; Webster, Dunk, White; Veltman (Burn 72), March, Bissouma, Gross; Trossard (Connolly 79), Mac Allister; Maupay (Lallana 79).

Tottenham Hotspur XI (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Sanchez (Vinicius 45), Alderweireld, Rodon; Davies, Hojbjerg, Ndombele (Lamela 74), Sissoko; Son, Bale (Moura 61); Bergwijn.

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754 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Who’s everyone captaining this week - Salah or Bruno?

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Salah

      1. Nolberto Solano
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Salah

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Salah. The curse is lifted; rejoice.

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Salah

    4. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Salah

    5. TheBiffas
        3 months, 14 days ago

        bruno

      • Kannbury
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Tempted by Bruno as most will go with Salah, but 90% chance I will stick with Salah.

        • Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Raz with Salah VC

        • lindeg
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Cancelo

      • The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Unfortunately I wasn't patient with Salah.

        1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I was the opposite bamford for me

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          But now farewell. I am going a long way
          With these thou seëst — if indeed I go
          (For all my mind is clouded with a doubt) —
          To the island-valley of Avilion;
          Where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow,
          Nor ever wind blows loudly; but it lies
          Deep-meadow’d, happy, fair with orchard lawns
          And bowery hollows crown’d with summer sea,
          Where I will heal me of my grievous wound.

      • Ian Davis
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        That Chilwell move was a disaster...
        Move out for TAA/Robertson ?

        1. Nolberto Solano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Liverpool still not keeping clean sheets which is a worry, but TAA out of those two right now

        2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          TAA

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Double up with Alonso?

          1. Ian Davis
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Haha At least that way one of them will play... 🙂

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Maybe need to get Emerson too just to be sure though

      • Nolberto Solano
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        1FT. 4.9 ITB. Options this week:

        A) Save FT
        B) Raphinha -> Barnes

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          A

        2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          A

        3. Champione
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          A

      • Champione
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Martinez
        Cancelo Dias Shaw
        Salah Bruno Son Gundogan
        Ings DCL Bamford

        McCarthy Digne Targett Lookman

        2 FT, 0.0 ITB. Suggestions?

        A) DCL > Antonio/Watkins
        B) Digne > Maguire or other sub 6.0 def

        1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Id hold getting rid of Everton right now, your team looks nice but id probs consider ings > Antonio/Watkins

      • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Gtg and roll a transfer right?

        Mccarthy
        Stones Dias Allioski
        Salah (c) Bruno Gundo Maddison Grealish
        DCL Antonio

        Button Adams Coufal Mitchell

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Right

      • Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Do anyone else think there is a risk that Salah will be rested mid week for the big Manchester City game on Sunday??

        1. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          There is but it doesn't discourage me from captaining him unless there's some solid info on that

        2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Not If Mane isn't fit I wouldn't think

        3. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          No

        4. OLLY G
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yes but if Mane is still out, probably not, plus the world and his dog with give him the armband, so it'll be very painful if he hauls.

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Shouldn’t look at captain that way. It was the case with Fernandes last week, who blanked against Sheff Utd. If you captained Cancelo, you gained ground.

            1. Cruyff Turn
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              In the case of in-form premiums against bottom teams, I think the cost of not capping outweighs the benefit of gaining through a differential captain.

        5. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          He was rested against Burnley, I really doubt he is going to be rested again now.

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            To add to this, by resting him against Burnley, they didn’t play as well and dropped 3 points.

        6. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yes, a small one.

        7. Bagheri Arce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Mane might be out and it is a huge game to win prior to the City game.

          If I was klopp I would be going full strength given how poor they have been at home recently. But alas, I am not klopp

      • ASOUSA12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Guys, any help appreciated:

        Johnstone
        TAA Dias Cancelo
        Salah (C) Bruno (VC) Son Raphinha
        Bamford DCL Antonio

        Meslier Lookman Coufal Dawson

        1 FT
        £0.4M ITB

        What's the biggest priority here?

        A) GW22: Raphinha -> Gundogan (would only get Grealish in GW26)
        B) GW22: Bank FT / GW23: Raphinha + TAA -> Rudiger + Grealish (Gundogan potential transfer would be pending on De Bruyne's fitness)

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          A

      • DonBenzema
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Would you guys get rid of both Rashford and Kane for -4? If so, which combination would be the best replacement?

          1: Wilson
          2: Ings
          3: Watkins

          A: Grealish
          B: Sterling

          Your input would be greatly appreciated

          1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            1A

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            The attacking part looks a bit uninspiring.
            Ings and Grealish maybe?

        • Henning
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          1 ft and 4 m in bank.
          Dont feels right to save 4 m.
          Any suggestions?

          Martinez
          Stones Dias Justin
          Son Barnes Salah Fernandes Gundogan
          DCL Bamford

          Areola Antonio Dallas Coufal

          1. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Stones -> Cancelo is a clear upgrade for me

            1. Here's Tom with the We…
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Similar team to me, I’m thinking of getting Cancelo for stones

            2. Henning
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Ok. Thanx

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Pretty much everyone has cash now. The new normal. Don't let it interfere with your thinking. G2G.

            1. Henning
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Thanx.

        • Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thoughts on Holding starting over Digne or Cresswell? Or always play the def with higher attacking potential?

          CS odds is high for Arsenal and Holding is a bps magnet

          https://twitter.com/FPL_Salah/status/1356135195246792706?s=19

          1FT 7.5itb
          Martinez
          Stones Cancelo Digne Cresswell
          Salah Bruno Gundo Soucek
          Bamford DCL
          (Johnstone Raphinha Holding Rodrigo)

          1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Or play back 5 and swap soucek for holding

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Interesting option

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            With a discrepancy like that, I'd be minded to go Holding BUT imagine how you will feel if one (or both) of the others haul.

        • Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Martinez
          Stones Cancelo Holding
          Salah Son Bruno Foden
          Kane Antonio DCL

          Steele Soucek Konsa Mitchell

          Save FT

          Foden to Grealish or is it FINALLY foden week? Possible rotation risk?

          Start Konsa over Holding

          Cheers

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Save
            Start holding

          2. Sco
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Get Grealish. Much better option than Foden and nice fixtures.

        • Nespinha
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Johnstone,
          Robbo, Stones, Cancelo
          Salah, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Raphinha
          Bamford, Watkins

          Subs: McCarthy, Dallas, Adams, KWP

          2FT, 0.7 ITB - Any ideas?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            KWP out to maybe Dawson?
            Johnstone or McCarthy to Martinez possible?

          2. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Adams -> Antonio looks good

            Stones -> Dias or Raphinha -> Zaha/Barnes also okay

        • Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Anyone who saw the game, just how bad were Spurs last night?,

          1. Cruyff Turn
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Impotent.

            Son was invisible.

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I honestly think that game should have been at least 3-0 to Brighton.

          3. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            They were really bad:) If that be any kind of help. The famouse Mourinho’s second season effect last only a half of the season:)

          4. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Thanks for the replies! It seems that they may be nothing without Kane. I don't know where their creativity is meant to come from. Maybe Eriksen will indeed return and solve all their problems...

        • Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Castagne a hamstring doubt...Pereira time?

          1. Jebiga ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Yup, looked nice

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            If Castagne is a "doubt", then by definition so is Pereira.

        • Jebiga ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Is salah (c) dangerous this gw if mane is fit to play ?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Still best choice regardless of what Mane does

          2. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            As long as Mane passes to Salah and vice versa

          3. Cruyff Turn
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Everyone's going to cap him, so you're better off doing it... the cost of not capping is too high.

        • iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Save ft?

          McCarthy
          Cancelo Dallas Justin
          Sterling Salah(C) Bruno Gundo
          Antonio Bamford DCL

          Forster Coufal Lowton Romeu

          1ft, 3.5itb

        • JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Liverpool signing Ozan Kabak for £25m. Confirmed now that Schalke are getting Mustafi as replacement. Good news for Liverpool and their assets

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Mustafi? Talk about a B0m deal!

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Ooohh thanks. Let me have a look.

          3. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            A decent youngster

          4. faux_C
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Not official yet

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              All over Twitter from reliable sources including Sky

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Pretty much is. I’ll consider it has done.

          5. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            What a great piece of buisiness Shalke has done!!

        • PP6
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          GTG? Have 4.8 ITB but think I’m good to save?

          Martinez
          Cancelo Stones AWB
          Bruno (S)alah Sterling Soucek
          Antonio Bamford DCL

          Foster,Burke,Targett,Mitchell

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Save.gtg

            1. PP6
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Thank you

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Looks good to me

            1. PP6
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Thanks fullchester

          3. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I have a similar team and will do Soucek -> Son

            1. PP6
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Planning to do Burke and AWB to Son and Rudiger next week no point in getting Son vs Chelsea with Spurs looking absolutely terrible?

            2. Fit_to_drop
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              You're thinking of doing Soucek to Son? Very brave in light of last night's game...

          4. Kuzser
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Save or Souchek/Burke->Grealish

        • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Pick 1 for the next few games or even long-term.
          A. Dallas
          B. Rudiger

          1. PP6
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Hm Leeds rarely keep CS so B if he’s nailed

            1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Have you seen the positioning of Dallas? You can think of him playing in the hole.

        • Kannbury
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Still thinking about rage transferring out Chilwell. Will have 7.3m so can go as high as TAA.

            A) use FT to transfer out Chilwell.
            B) save FT and see what happens.

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Keep Chilwell. Get Alonso too.

              1. Kannbury
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Thankyou.

            2. Kuzser
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Terrible gw without Salah or Bamford... but it’s over now and thinking what to do next. Appreciate your thoughts guys?
              1ft, 2.9itb
              1) Lookman-> Grealish
              2) Laca -> Watkins/Bam
              3) Save

              Martinez
              Justin - Stones - Cancelo
              Son - Bruno - Sterling - Barnes
              Laca - DcL - Antonio

              Johnstone, Dallas, Coufal, Lookman

              1. Skymonkey
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  1. defo
                  could do 2 next GW

              2. The Big Fella
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Hi everybody! I see lots of people bringing in DCL but I am really not convinced by him. What other options should I consider for a striker at the moment? My current frontline is Watkins, Bamford and Antonio. Some people are suggesting Wilson but he is in the same category as DCL for me as I am not convinced and Newcastle have looked shite - chasing last weeks' points doesn't make much sense. I have £7.5m in the bank and 2 FTs and they are burning a hole in my pocket.

                1. jomikijiq
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  DCL, Watkins, Bamford, Antonio are the only four you should consider. Any combination of them is fine imo. Add Ings to that if SOU get DGW24.

                  1. The Big Fella
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    I thought the DGW was 26? Is it 24?

                    1. Salarrivederci
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      City will most likely play either Southampton or Everton in GW24 too.

                      1 extra fixture for that GW making it a double for City + Sou/Eve

                      1. The Big Fella
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Interesting. Thanks for this. I may get another City defender and Ings, if it is Southampton, for that GW then

                2. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  You may get Ings but we dont really have many standout options at the moment. Even keeping Kane doesnt feel wrong.

                  1. The Big Fella
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    I considered Ings, and actually started the season with him, but want to see him play a couple of games without injurt first.

                3. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  I'd say it's 3 from that 4 - Watkins, Bamford, DCL and Antonio.

                4. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  I have the same front line as you and am not considering any strikers as they’re doing well.
                  Forget how much is in the bank only get concerned when there is too little.

                5. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  That frontline is absolutely fine.

                  I think Wilson could get back into the points a little more - they've played better since 2nd half of Leeds match & ASM is back.

                  DCL... good fixture but by god Everton were off it. Very possible he scores with Leeds reputation - but things did look amiss.

                  Nowhere else in your team you could improve?

                  1. The Big Fella
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Might do Dier to Robbo or another City defender. Midfield is Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo and Soucek. Not really many other options for upgrades at the moment

              3. Flynny
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Who to start?

                A....Martinez v West ham (I have Antonio)

                B....Johnstone at sheffield

                Thanks

                1. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  A as a set and forget

                2. Kannbury
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    B.
                    (Would say A if you didn't have W.Han attacker)

                  • Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Given that you have Antonio and you would want him to do well - B

                  • Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    How can you even consider benching Martinez.

                    WBA have been pony all season long.

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Heh, I'm giving Marty a rare benching - but my backup is Guaita.

                      1. Flynny
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Just fancy the chance to play Johnstone as differential

                        Would never consider benching martinez but this feels like a 1 off maybe

                3. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Martinez
                  Chilwell - Cancelo - Dallas
                  Salah - Raz(C) - Bruno - Grealish - Gundo
                  DCL - Bamford

                  (Coufal - Brewster - Ferguson)

                  Good to save? Or Ferguson to a 5th playing defender? Have £2.5 itb

                4. UTFB
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Fancying a Bobby Firmino punt this week... stupid move?

                  1. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Are you WC-ing soon after?

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Not a bad punt.

                  3. JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Yes

                5. cigan
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Son > Salah or save?
                  Probably best to wait for news on Mane and decide then?

                  1. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Save

                6. Zlatan F.C
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    DCL or Watkins for Adams?

                    1. aleksaa2
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      W

                  • Atimis
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Which one would you do?

                    1) Soucek to Grealish, get Antonio for free for GW23.

                    2) Keep Soucek, do Stephens to Grealish - means if I want Antonio for GW23, I have to take a hit (Already have 3 WH Souce, Coufal, Martin).

                  • Rinseboy
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Am guessing this is a save FT this week if everyone fit?

                    Martinez
                    Digne Dias Stones
                    Salah Sterling Bruno Grealish
                    DCL Antonio Bamford
                    Johnstone Soucek Coufal Mitchell

                    1. Stormbringer22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      GTG mate. So help above?

                      1. Stormbringer22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Some* help above?