Pro Pundit Teams

How an early Wildcard helped me into the top 1k – and what I have learned

Currently sitting well inside the top 1,000, Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy looks back at the success of his early second Wildcard – and explains how he plans to cope without the prized chip going forward.


Nearly a month ago now (January 6, to be precise), I wrote an article about the pros and cons of playing the second Wildcard early in Gameweek 18, especially for those of us that had used the first one early as well.

After starting Gameweek 18 ranked at 41,610th, I’ve now moved up to 679th at the start of Gameweek 22. It’s safe to say that the early Wildcard has worked pretty well. In this article, I want to quickly touch on why it worked well, and what my future plans are without a Wildcard in hand.

Why did it work

As I mentioned in my article at the time, we were in a unique situation where there was a chance to attack a big Blank Gameweek followed by a big Double Gameweek, without any “normal” Gameweeks in between. They also both involved teams with good fixtures, good players and perhaps even more importantly, good fixtures following the Double. Those teams were Manchester City and Manchester United.

Of course, along the way, you need some lucky. Back in my January article, I wasn’t predicting John Stones (£5.2m), João Cancelo (£6.0m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) to all score 17+ points in an individual Gameweek. Sometimes the luck comes all at once, and I couldn’t have been much luckier, really.

But the logic was there of targeting a Blank, Double and following fixtures all at once. At the time I had no Manchester City players, and they looked key going forward. A Free Hit would have plugged the gap in Gameweek 18, but I’d have been left with lots of hits from that point forward.

I’ve seen a few people now contemplating an early Wildcard but it does feel like the boat has been missed on the opportunity now. We’re so close to Double Gameweek 24, which is when we’ll likely have all the information we’ll need for a potential Blank Gameweek 29, and Double Gameweek 26, that using the Wildcard in Gameweek 23 could be a disaster. I’m not sure anyone’s team is in such a bad state they need to use it now, and Wildcards are such a good way to attack a set of Gameweeks that using it now would be sub-optimal, I would say.

Future Planning

One thing I’m finding is planning feels even more crucial than normal without a Wildcard, and so many big Gameweeks still to manage. I’ve already seen several content creators talk about getting players in for a few weeks because they’re Wildcarding soon, and I don’t have that luxury.

That’s why in Gameweek 21, I bought in Son Heung-min (£9.7m) and Jack Grealish (£7.8m) and ended up ignoring Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m). It’s likely that Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa will have a good Double Gameweek so I felt they were better long-term moves, to essentially save my transfers down the line. Everton have, of course, ended up getting a Double Gameweek before that – and this is naturally one of the downsides to Wildcarding so early.

With the Free Hit chip, I’m keeping my options open. Before we get more confirmed fixtures, I’m essentially trying to get in players like above that are good for right now, but also for the Doubles. If my team is set for Gameweek 26, then I will use the Free Hit in Gameweek 29 – but depending on how my team is looking for Gameweek 29, I could just use the Free Hit in the big Double Gameweek instead. I do have my Triple Captain as well but due to the number of fixtures that still need to be rearranged, there’ll probably be other chances to use it.

To Keep Doing

Fernandes stakes captaincy claim ahead of Gameweek 9 meeting with West Brom

I wanted to quickly touch on some things that I’ve changed in my strategy to FPL this season which I plan on carrying on for the rest of the season. I’m sure some of this will be simple to many, or things you’re already doing, but it’s helped me so far.

I will caveat straight away to say again that of course luck is a big part of FPL. Just because this has worked this season doesn’t mean it will work next season, but for now I’ll keep doing with it.

Captaincy

I think sometimes we underrate just how important the captaincy is. We might hear things like “I’ll just captain him instead” or “I’ll take a punt on him”. Both ways of doing things are fine, but this year I’ve made a conscious decision to always have who I believe is the best captain each week, even if that means transferring out a big hitter. This sounds simple, but often FPL managers will forgo the best captain because they don’t want to sell a big hitter. Obviously who the best captain is, is subjective but I’ve tried to target them in advance, and unless there’s something major which happens in between I won’t change my mind, even for “form”. For example, my next captain in Gameweek 23 will be Son.

I’ve sold Salah, Son, and Kane twice already this season and I’ve found not having value wrapped up in them makes my decisions much easier knowing I can just buy them back as there’s no money “lost”.

I’ve also not looked to take any punts. It’s whoever I think the best points potential is regardless of what everyone is doing. Will that player be 150% effective ownership or 50%? I don’t particularly care, and have ignored ownership so far this season.

Form and data
WOLAVL dd

One thing I said I wanted to do at the start of the season was using a more statistic-based approach to my decisions, but also reduce the amount of statistics that I use. Expected data incorporates so many other statistics so I’ve stuck largely to that, especially ‘per 90’ data.

I often look at the season-long data as well, rather than looking for differences in much smaller sample sizes like last four Gameweeks. There’s obviously a balancing act here, but I’ve tried to trust players putting up good numbers over a long period of time who have good fixtures. Simple, but so far effective.

An example of this is Grealish vs Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) vs James Maddison (£7.3m). I can see that Barnes and Maddison have scored well recently but when I needed a £7m+ midfielder recently, there was no question in my mind that Grealish was the one.

Grealish has an expected goal involvement per 90 minutes (xGp90) for the season of 0.51, compared to Barnes at 0.37 and Maddison at 0.28. Maddison has scored a few goals recently, but his xGp90 is just 0.14 which is low, and his creativity isn’t that high despite creating lots of chances through corners. I’m ignoring an “in-form” player right now in the hope his returns will start to dry up, but there’s no doubting he’s playing well at present.

There’s nothing wrong with looking at recent Gameweeks to spot any major differences, but too often we are looking for something to confirm what we want to see.

Form is something we could probably talk about in a separate article, but it’s something I’ve largely tried to ignore, hence choosing captaincies in advance. Rather than look at what they’ve scored recently in pure FPL points, I’d rather look at their underlying numbers for the season and their opponents. Son this week is a great example. Spurs looked really poor against Brighton, and I’m writing this before a game against Chelsea that I’m not expecting anything from, but West Brom are a truly awful defence. Even without Kane, I’d still back Son to get points, although I can see why people might be wary, especially with Antonio as a good alternative this week.

Limiting Defender transfers

Wildcarding twice before Gameweek 19 will help with this of course, but I’ve tried to limit defender transfers. Outside of the occasional big return like we’ve seen recently, the majority of the time a defender’s ceiling is quite low. You’re looking at six points a lot of the time.

This is one of the reasons I’ve only made four defender transfers all season (outside of Wildcards). I’m trying to make sure I can focus most of my transfer on attack and captaincy where the biggest amount of points are likely to come. The only defender transfers so far are:

  • GW2 – Vinagre to Digne
  • GW7 – Alexander-Arnold to Chilwell
  • GW15 – Chilwell & Lamptey to Robertson & Coufal

It’s something I’ll try and continue doing, especially when we have Manchester City defenders in the form of their lives, who are also very cheap and carry fairly big upside, like with Cancelo.

Gameweek 23

This is how my team is currently looking:


Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships and monthly subscriptions are now available.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,848 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    I can see a boring 0-0 at Anfield. Am I GTG? 1FT 8.9 ITB. Giving Chilwell one more week. Bruno/Antonio/Grealish for captain, can’t decide!

    Pope
    Chilwell Dias Cancelo Cresswell
    Bruno Grealish Soucek Raphinha
    Watkins Antonio

    Martinez Gündogan DCL Digne

    1. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I would consider DCL ahead on one of the defenders.

      Probably Cancelo

      Everton appear to be gathering momentum again and with a fit Rodriguez and King a new arrival I expect fireworks at Old Trafford

      But it is a tight call

      1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 17 days ago

        I’m accepting lots of bench points, I want a strong bench as with this schedule benching are inevitable. Appreciate your input.

  2. baines is god
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Martinez (Johnstone)
    Chilwell Cancelo Shaw (Strujik, Kilman)
    Grealish Sterling Gundogan Salah Fernandes
    Bamford Wilson (Brewster)

    2 FTs 0.0 ITB

    Obviously leaning towards possibly getting in Everton/Burnley players for their gw24 double, but not sure if they'll have doubles now in gw26. A part of me thinks getting rid of Salah until at earliest gw26 isnt' a bad idea. Any suggestions appreciated!!!!

    1. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      i would move sterling down to raphinha and invest elsewhere

      1. baines is god
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        with City 3 doubles in the next 5 gameweeks?

    2. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Don’t know about your chip status but you could attack the DGW with Johnstone and Chilwell to Pope and Mee.

      1. baines is god
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        not a bad idea at all. I'm hoping Chilwell might get a start at SHU A on Sunday but I was hoping he'd play tonight!

        1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 17 days ago

          I am keeping him, to be honest, then moving to Mee for the DGW. Just as you need the funds you’d need to do both for this week to get Pope. Or just Chilwell to Mee this week. I fortunately have Pope already after a drunk GW21 WC left me with him and Martinez.

          1. baines is god
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 17 days ago

            you looking at Everton assets for the DGW?

            1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 17 days ago

              Already have Digne and DCL from my drunk wildcard!!

  3. Team Bobcat
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Martinez DCL Gund Stones

    Crikey, something wrong with the above benched

    Bam(c) Salah (vc)

    1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Benching 3 of those myself!

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Benching Gund seems all wrong - thought he was on fire this week gone and with Liverpool defence out.

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        I am not comfortable with it if honest. Benching DCL causing me most annoyance

        But this is Anfield. Salah has to play ahead of Gund. Would Saka be a better bench option?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          I'd bench Saka before Gund - and for sure if there's a query over Allisson.

          In a similar boat benching Digne DCL and Targett.

          1. Team Bobcat
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 17 days ago

            Have you Gund?

            Are you just justifying your decision to play Gund.

            I know from experience it is difficult to give impartial advice when the player in question is also owned by the person giving the advice

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 17 days ago

              tbh benching Gund hasn't crossed my mind

              Haven't seen much City this season but did catch the match against Burnley and thought he looked great. Liverpool are horribly depleted and look off in any event.

              Benching DCL in this front 8 - Barnes would be the next out possibly or even Mo before Gund

              Mo Bruno Grealish Gund Barnes
              Bam Antonio DCL

  4. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Those with WC BB and FH what’s your plans?

    Was going to BB 26 WC 27/28/30 FH29 but with the announcement of dgw24 and 25 not sure now

    1. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      cant really plan this year . just go with the flow

    2. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Was going to WC25 BB26 but that would have worked wonders if Leeds vs Southampton had dropped into 26 instead. Now I'm not so sure whether to WC25, WC27 or WC30/32. Or even whether to BB26 or TC26 and BB 32/33 whenever the next small DGW is.

  5. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Alonso or Rudiger best route into the Chelsea defence for those fixtures?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Alonso if he’s nailed. Goal/assist threat

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Hmm game in 3 days. Wonder if Chilwell comes in?

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Other option is Mendy if there's a gk transfer going spare. Have him and happy and looking at double up though maybe post 26 which is the one poor week - though Mendy make actually get some save points

    3. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Rudiger. Not sure how long Alonso stays in the side with Chilwell for competition.

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Rudiger more nailed imo. Alonso obv greater upside

  6. Tinfoil Deathstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    What do to with these troops:

    Martinez
    Dias - Cancelo - Coufal
    Son (c) - Salah - Bruno - Soucek - Gundo
    Antonio - Bamford

    Subs: Forster, DCL, Taylor, Digne

    1FT, £3.5m ITB.

    I'm thinking of transferring Forster to Pope, which will give me 7 DGW players for GW24 (assuming Taylor is fit) and I can also play Pope over Martinez this week as he has the better fixture. Might then transfer Antonio to Wood ahead of GW24 which would give me 8 total - although triple Burnley is a bit scary.

    Good moves, or am I better to roll FT?

  7. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    McCarthy,
    Robertson, Cancelo, Stones,
    Salah(c), Gundogan, Bruno, Son, Soucek
    DCL, Bamford

    Forster, Brewster, Coufal, Mitchell

    2ft 4.5 itb

    Which two issues are the priority to deal with he here?

    A) McCarthy out?
    B) Robertson out?
    C) Getting Antonio in? then who to bench?

    1. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      thing is mccarthy does have a DGW too

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 17 days ago

        One move i have considered is Forster to Pope and hold McCarthy for the double.

    2. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Antonio in Brewster. bench DcL

      Robbo > Azpi/Rudiger or just play coufal

      Or McCarthy for Pope

  8. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    McCarthy to Pope, Brewster to Antonio, bench DCL/Gundo/Son

    1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Reply fail to above post

      1. nadman89
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        if youre just doing it for the DGW remember south also has one the week after

      2. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Those are the exact moves ive been considering. Pope looks a no brainer now with the double. Antonio looks too good to turn down with his form and fixtures. The problem is who to bench and it would have to be DCL/Gundo. Those move would mean i am stuck with Robbo.

  9. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Just noticed that every player I captained against Fulham or Leeds has been a success while I have 4/4 failed captains Vs West Brom.
    Was thinking to captain one of Maddison or DCL but went for Salah Vs BHA and another blank...
    Now I'm between Bruno Son and Antonio, if I was sure about Antonio's minutes I was going to captain him cause I expect a goal at least

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Why wouldn't you be sure, he is essential to them and Moyes loves him

  10. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Mendy
    Stones-Cancelo-Justin
    Bruno-Soucek-Barnes-Gundogan
    DCL-Bam-Wilson

    4m-Salah-Konsa-Mitchell

    2FT

    The plan was Dcl > Antonio. But with Everton’s DGW I should hold.

    What move now?.

    Wilson > Antonio

    Any suggestions?. Scratching my head a little with what to do.

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Any cash itb?

      Mitchell/ Konsa > BUR def?

  11. Steiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Hey guys. What to do with this team..?

    2ft's 5.4 itb.

    I'm thinking just Forster to Pope for the double and saving.

    Mendy
    Cancelo Justin Coufal
    Salah Fernandes Grealish Gundogan Raphinha
    Antonio Bamford

    Forster DCL Dallas Stones

    Any advice is appreciated.

    TIA

    1. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah, I would go with what you’re thinking

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Looks a decent plan for now

  12. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    shall i do stones to digne if that means i can upgrade wilson to jesus following gw ? thanks

    1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      You won’t start digne this week though. So I’d just wait and make tour mind up next week.

      1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        your*

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      very true.i have 2 fts though and not sure what do otherwise. think jesus is a good option ?

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Not a lot in it this week between Stones and Digne imo. I'd make the double move next week myself if you want Jesus.

      (Playing Dias over Digne currently)

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        thanks pingi. as salah & vinagre (funny name) pointed out i probably wouldnt play digne this gw. think jesus a good option ? thanks again

  13. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    A Salah to Son (Play City double DEF)

    B Keep Salah (get Burnley DEF)

  14. Punty McPuntface
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Which west ham mid would you go for?

    A Lingard
    B Soucek

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      b i think

    2. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      A - 1 good game
      B - Consistently scoring all season.....

      B.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      B surely

  15. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Any chance of Forster (4m) becoming Soton No1, they beat Liverpool last time he played?

  16. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Robertson to Lowton or Digne?

    1. cigan
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I'm between Mee/Lowton & Rudiger

    2. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      mee or tark for the goal threeat

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        just tempted by lowtons price as good bench fodder going forward

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Could do Digne and get Pope

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        yeah tempted, although dont fancy him to get much out of the city game

  17. NUFCAndrew
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    McCarthy + Robbo > Pope + Alonso ?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      You reckon Alonso is worth it over Rudiger? His place isn’t guaranteed imo and uses up quite a bit more funds

  18. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Will City and Everton likely have a double in 26 also.

    1. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      depends who wins between everton and tott in fa cup

  19. Bad Seed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Who are the likely DGW teams for Gw26?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      check ben crellin twitter

      1. Bad Seed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Nice. Cheers

  20. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Reece James

    Keep or Sell?

    1. tom2224
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I’m having the same dilemma

  21. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Which do you think is the priority for my team for GW23 with 2FT and WC and TC still to play?

    A) Robbo > Rudiger/ AWB/ Shaw/ Justin
    B) Johnstone > Pope
    C) Soucek > Grealish
    D) Stones > Cancelo
    E) Combo of above (2FT)

    2FT 2.1itb
    Martinez
    Dias, Dallas, Coufal
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan, Soucek
    Bamford, Antonio
    (Johnstone) (DCL, Robbo, Stones)

    Cheers!

    1. cigan
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      A. Maybe AB

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks mate.

        Which def would you move to in A?

        1. deshawn7
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          My dilemma too. Probably Shaw

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 17 days ago

            Thanks. But would you start Shaw this week vs EVE?

    2. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      B and maybe play Pope too.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers. Looks a decent option. Not sure how much longer I can stand Robbo stinking up my team though!

        1. Old Gregg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          True. A is also good. I personally would go shaw/Rudiger or even azpi. Both have decent fixtures.

          I have Justin and he’s been great but fixtures turn slighy

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 17 days ago

            Also with Justin he is likely to have some competition but what a run he’s had!

            If I moved Robbo out this week - I’d either have an even bigger benching headache (ie having to play Rudiger vs SHU) or would prob be benching the replacement (Shaw vs EVE). So maybe the frustrating right move is to hold Robbo on the bench this week

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      B imo. Your defenders are fine now and you will want Pope for his dgw. By doing dull B now you can reasses A later. You may end up wanting even Ben Mee for his double.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks mate. Prob sensible. But Robbo is making me sick to death! I guess TV means nothing so I may as well let him rot on the bench for a week.

        Would you play Pope this week over Martinez if I got him?

  22. cigan
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Robbo to ?

    A) Chelsea def. (prob. Rudiger)
    B) Burnley def.(prob. Lowton)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      lowton because of dgw

      1. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Lowton

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Depends if you’ll have Pope for the double or if this’ll be your only BUR def

      If so, then Lowton or Mee

  23. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Im still not convinced Chilwell has been fully dropped. Since there are 3 games in very quick succession, Id like to think Chilwell gets the nod in the 'easier' Sheffield United match this weekend.

    My plan was to do Chilwell to one of Rudiger, Lowton, Shaw or Justin but Im thinking I could delay the transfer by 1 GW in the hope that he plays this weekend. Worst case scenario, Robbo or Stones come off my bench.

    Thoughts?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      keep this week yes

  24. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Would you BB the following team during GW24?

    Pope
    Cancelo, Stones, Digne
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan
    DCL, Antonio, Bamford
    (Martinez, Grealish, Coufal, Dallas)

    It has 6 DGW players and the rest of team including bench also has rather favorable games:

    Martinez & Grealish vs BHA
    Coufal & Antonio vs SHU
    Dallas & Bamford vs ARS

  25. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Do u think sterling will start against liv?

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Did well v them last season

      1. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        At home maybe. He has awful record at Anfield

      2. Mahjongking
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Because i gonna start both foden and sterling . Hope both start

    2. dogtanion
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah I reckon so

  26. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    What needs to happen to WHU get DGW 26?

    1. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Need to beat MUN in the FA Cup

      1. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        If they lose they wont 100 % get DGW?

        1. aleksaa2
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          No, they won't have a dgw if they lose

        2. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          If they lose, it means their GW29 game v Arsenal won't need to be moved to GW26

  27. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    TC Pope in the double. 60 pointer.

  28. El Lobito 10
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Why on earth are people preferring Son and Antonio over Bruno for captain? He scored 17 v Everton in the reverse, just scored 17 in the last game, and Utd are the highest scoring team in the league.

    1. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      There are obvious picks like Son and Bruno and there are punts on Antonio, Grealish or whoever. It also depends on your OR and if you are a conservative player or not. It's just not that black and white.

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Yes

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Bruno's form has dropped and the fear of rotation is higher with in form Pogba, Donny etc.

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        He won't drop Bruno, no chance

  29. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    What teams have got a double game week coming up? And when is it?

  30. Chrisitis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Watkins -> Bamford?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      c'mon michael you having a laugh ?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        no