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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:


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1,848 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Chilwell to which other Chelsea defender? Not sure I want to keep in the hope that he gets a game now.

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Rudiger looks great value.

      If you’re looking to wildcard soon alonso an interesting punt that could pay off.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Wildcard in 25 is the plan. Not sure I want to switch to Alonso because I just know if I do Chilwell will come back in and play in his place. 😆

        1. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          That is the risk. But with a WC in near future the risk is mitigated at least.

          If I were you I’d be looking at Burnley defence however.

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Bringing in Pope for Ederson also this week and already have Taylor so reluctant to triple up, even if Taylor is still unavailable. I like Chelsea’s fixtures for the next two and I’ll just gamble that Taylor might be fit soon.

    2. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Rudiger looks really good value, if I had choose one at this moment it would be him.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I think that’s who I’m going to go for.

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

      Tempted with Alonso but suppose we don’t know if he is nailed. Rudiger safer but not so much upside

    4. Surfeit of Lampteys
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Do you not think chilwell is likely to play against Sheff u tho? There's surely no way Alonso could play three games in a week having not played for so long.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I suppose but if he doesn’t play I need to play Dias against Liverpool and I fancy them to score.

      2. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This is what Im thinking. Im delaying my Chilwell transfer by a week

    5. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      With Thiago out now, I'm holding Chilwell one more week, have Rudiger too. 3 starting bench players as well so not worried.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I have a starting player in Dias who I could play but I’d be more comfortable with someone nailed against Sheffield United.

  2. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Coufal, Stones
    Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gundo, Soucek
    Antonio, Bamford
    (Forster; DCL, Chilwell, Kilman)

    Chilwell > ...
    1) Digne - prep for dgw24
    2) Mee - also prep
    3) Azpi/Rudiger - cover against SHU
    4) Other?

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Mee is my favourite option

    2. Bennyboy1907
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Why not Forster to Pope?

    3. sirmorbach
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Lads, please:

      Dias / Stones / Cresswell / Dallas / *

      A. Justin
      B. Alonso
      C. Digne

      1. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        C

    4. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Salah to Son captain is still on. 3 lacklustre performances against 3 of the best defences in the league - Liverpool, Brighton, Chelsea, will not sway me. West Brom will be different.

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Lol...

    5. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hey lads. How does these moves sound? 2FT 1.2itb

      Chilwell & Alzate to Mitchell(unless you can recommend a 4.3 def) & Grealish

      Marti
      Coufal Cancelo Digne
      Son Salah Bruno Gundo
      DCL Bamford Antonio

      Stones Alzate* Chilwell*

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Are you wildcarding soon? Otherwise I’d want to save one ft if possible to know more on future fixtures.

      2. PastaConcerto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Mitchell is not even playing any more, better off with Cooper (Leeds) or Burn (Brighton). At least they get on the pitch.

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I did not realise i can afford Burn. Thanks for that. I will be WC and BB soon

    6. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Start

      A Martinez (ARS) or
      B McCarthy ( new)

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        * or use 1 of 2 free transfers on McCarthy to Pope and play

      2. Toughie
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A

      3. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Tough call. Maybe B.

    7. Super Jack Grealish
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Any ideas what to do with this then and who to bench? Want to leave enough in the bank to get Kane in for DCL too

      Martinez
      Robbo, Cancelo, Dallas
      Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gundo, Soucek
      Bamford, Antonio

      Forster, DCL, Dias, Mitchell
      2 FT 5.7 ITB

      A) Forster > Pope
      B) Mitchell > Rudiger/Lowton
      C) Soucek > Son
      D) Other

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

      Any idea when the ticker will be updated

      1. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Bit of a joke it’s a paid feature and not updated quicker. Joe Bloggs on Twitter updates quicker.

    9. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Martinez
      Cancelo / Stones / Coufal
      Salah / Fernandes / Gundogan / Raphinha / Soucek
      Bamford / Antonio

      Forster // DCL / Digne / Mitchell

      Was lately looking at Salah > Son, but I'm just not sure with how Spurs are looking.

      A) Salah > Son
      B) Forster > Pope (for next few GWs)

      Given I was considering selling Salah, should I start DCL over him?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Forster to Pope with better fixtures than Martinez and double- play Salah and bench DCL

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

          Cheers mate. Still play double MCI at the back?

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Difficult- I am playing Cancelo Coufal Dallas and benching Dias but your choice is Digne v United or Stones. Think I would go Digne - but if Mané confirmed out still would go Stones

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

              Cheers, same thinking. Doubt we'll get an answer on Mané but would be going Stones in that scenario, yep.

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        In no world I would do Salah to Son, both suck, but Son sucks more

      3. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I’m doing B myself so like that move. Also I would definitely start salah.

      4. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B and I'd start Digne over Stones

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

        Thank you all.

        Cue the Son mega-haul.

    10. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bench 2 please:

      A) Coufal
      B) Stones
      C) Dallas
      D) Gundo

      1. Bennyboy1907
          3 months, 11 days ago

          C and D maybe?

        • In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          If double city def then b and c

          1. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            This

        • mr messi
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          B and C

      2. Bennyboy1907
          3 months, 11 days ago

          74 points

          80k to 84k now

          Red arrow on 74 points?

          1. Bennyboy1907
              3 months, 11 days ago

              People must have had insane scores this week

            • PastaConcerto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              It was all those Fernandes cappers, and AWB doublers.

            • COVID-CASUAL
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Yeah I got a red with 75.

                Anyone with Bruno cap or more than one ManUtd asset killed. Plus own Justin and there’s 100 up

                1. PastaConcerto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  On 71 with no Penandes and Salah cap so feeling like I dodged a bullet.

            • In Bale We Trust
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Anyone thinking about Ings? Southampton a bit ravaged atm, but there’s time still till he goes into what will likely be back to back dgws in 25 and 26. Could you say him taking one of your striker spots?

              1. Bennyboy1907
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Not yet

                • COVID-CASUAL
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Want to wait until what happens with them in 26/27 confirmed. Definitely on radar is Soton have 2 doubles in 2-3 weeks though

                  • Gabbiadini
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Yep good selection.

                • Dirty Harry
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Nyland > Pope no brainer? (have Martinez)

                  1. Hitman MHK
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Yep, I’m considering that. Thinking of getting rid of Robbo as well and Mee looks good but I’m not sure on the double up.

                • Hitman MHK
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  For those with a bench fodder goalkeeper and someone like TAA/Robbo/Chilwell, are you looking at doubling up on Pope and Mee ahead of DGW?

                  1. Alisson WondHaaland
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Wouldnt double up, there are so many other defenders which provide good value. One is enough

                    1. Hitman MHK
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Agreed. I've got 2FT this week and benching Robbo. Not too fond of Digne/AWB ahead of their clash but also wouldn't mind Pope in goal.

                  2. In Bale We Trust
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    If you have spare fts then it’s not a bad option. I think one is sufficient cover however and transfer prob better spent looking at other options.

                    1. Hitman MHK
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Yep, I'm going to have to agree there!

                • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Martinez
                  Stones Shaw Coufal Dallas
                  Salah Grealish Bruno Gundogan Son
                  Bamford

                  Watkins Kilmarn Kane

                  Should I play Watkins?
                  Can I save transfer to help prepare for 24?

                  1. wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Kane->Antonio for me.I would bench Dallas if Zaha is fit,else i would bench Stones.

                    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Cheers wolf. That was my initial thought but will want Dcl for double so thought I might just leave it .Antonio is a great option though.

                • as33
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Martinez
                  Stones, Cancelo, Holding
                  Bruno, Salah, Sterling, Grealish
                  Laca, Bamford, DCL
                  Is it good move Laca>Antonio?

                • Alli
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  2 FT
                  A. Johnstone > Pope (Save FT)
                  B. Johnstone, Robertson > Pope, Digne

                  McCarthy - Johnstone
                  Robertson - Cancelo - Stones - Justin - Dallas
                  Salah - Bruno - Son - Soucek - Gundogan
                  Antonio - Adams - Bamford

                  1. In Bale We Trust
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    A

                  2. Hitman MHK
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Very same dilemma as myself. You playing Robbo?

                • wulfrunian
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Any thoughts?

                  Pope
                  Ogbonna/Dias/Coufal
                  Salah/Barnes/Fernandes/Grealish/Gundogan
                  Bamford(c)/Antonio

                  Johnstone/Dcl/Dallas/Stones/
                  2ft 2.1itb

                • KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  I’ve benched 54 of Soucek’s points, and that’s just including the games he has returned in....

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Only 2 of his goals in my XI, Fulham and United games

                  2. PastaConcerto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Hahaha...I think you are not alone. I got rid to reduce the pain.

                    1. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Likewise

                      I got one goal of his first 7 despite playing him regularly, Sold for Gundo who I knew I'd start come what may.

                      1. PastaConcerto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Yeah, I went Barnes and capped his 8 that week I got rid of Soucek. Already had Gundo.

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Haha fair enough, I don’t know what worse, not owning him and him returning or owning but benching him

                      1. PastaConcerto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        He does have the highest PPM for a midfielder for his price...there are a few defenders and gks with higher. Good value. But painful on your bench.

                • dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Is Alonso too much of an unknown rotation risk to invest in? Looking for Robertson replacement and Chelsea have good fixtures coming up

                • pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Here's a thought

                  Cancelo, Dias and Ederson now cost much the same and have returned almost identically. In the next 5 weeks City are likely to have 10 fixtures, That's an insane schedule. Can it make sense to shift a defender to Ederson just to get the starts.

                  Cancelo obviously has a much higher ceiling but there is really nothing in it when you look at Ederson and Dias.

                  1. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Would rather have Cancelo and cop the odd benching.

                    1. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Yep

                      If I did it Dias would be the fall guy - really nothing in it in terms of returns there. I'd back Ederson to get a couple more starts in the next month and so should/could pay nicely.

                      The alternative would be to go Pope I suppose - who is cheaper after all and may well return better.

                      1. waldo666
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Yeah fair enough. I think I'd leaning to keeping Dias and getting Pope.

                • fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Who to play:

                  1. DCL (mun)
                  2. Soucek (ful)

                  Thanks

                  1. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    2

                  2. Hitman MHK
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    I'm going 2. I can't do this Soucek benching anymore haha

                    1. PastaConcerto
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      You know DCL will haul in that case.

                      1. Hitman MHK
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Yep, couldn't have said it better ahaha

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

                    Soucek

                • waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Think I have a short term plan I'm happy with, appreciate any thoughts on the below.

                  2 FT and 4.6 ITB

                  McCarthy
                  TAA Dallas Cancelo
                  Salah Son Bruno Gundo Raphinha
                  Bamford Antonio

                  (Nyland Coufal Mitchell Brewster)

                  GW 23: TAA to Shaw
                  GW 24: Mitchell to Dias and Nyland to Pope

                  1. wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    You can get a Burnley defender now and in gw24 Son+Nyland->Sterling+Pope.But of course your plan is fine.

                    1. waldo666
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Cheers mate.

                • Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Martinez | Fabianski
                  Cancelo | Stones | Dallas | Coufal | Mitchell
                  Salah | Fernandes | Son | Grealish | Gundogan
                  Ings | Wilson | Bamford

                  2.1 ITB, 2FTs.

                  Absolutely no interest in trading Ings, what should I look to do here?

                  1. baines is god
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Coufal to Lowton and Mitchell to Digne

                    1. Gabbiadini
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Interesting hadn't looked there. thanks for the input.

                    2. Gabbiadini
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      I really don't like Everton's next 6 though.

                    3. Bill Haverchuck
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Makes little sense to do both of those transfers this week....wiser to save 1 so he has 2 for the following week with more info about fixtures at his disposal.

                      1. Gabbiadini
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Thinking about it more, I am very tempted by Wilson to Antonio.

                        1. Bill Haverchuck
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 11 days ago

                          I'm captaining Antonio. He's had lots of chances in his last 3 games despite not actually scoring.

                          1. Gabbiadini
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 11 days ago

                            Yes, so what do you make of the trade?

                  2. Gabbiadini
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Wilson to Antonio an option, 2FTs remember.

                • dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  If you were to have choice of following as captain who would you go for

                  A Raphinha
                  B Bamford
                  C Antonio

                  1. ivantys
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      B

                    • PastaConcerto
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      C

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

                      I've been looking at some stats and Raphinha should have a really good time vs. Palace.

                      Fraser had 20(!) crosses down that wing last match.

                      Doubt I am brave enough to captain him. At the moment it's on Antonio, but could be persuaded otherwise.

                      1. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Cheers I am thinking this too- would like to put on Raphinha but will probably end up on Antonio

                    • Bill Haverchuck
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      C

                    • wulfrunian
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      b

                  2. Bill Haverchuck
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Which two start(one must be a def)?
                    A) Saka(avl)
                    B) Gundogan(liv)
                    C) Dier(WBA)
                    D) Dias(liv)

                    1. OneDennisBergkamp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      BC

                    2. wulfrunian
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      b
                      c

                    3. Clayton Ash
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      A) and D) - tough call though.

                    4. Bill Haverchuck
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Thanks all. I was on AD, but I'm very uncertain

                  3. fcsaltyballs
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Meslier
                    Chilwell Dias Cancelo
                    Salah Fernandes Grealish Sterling
                    Bamford Antonio Watkins

                    Forster Justin Stephens Douglas

                    Is this starting lineup the way to go ?

                  4. Footieboot
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Martinez - Forster
                      Dias - Stones - Dier - Coufal - Mitchell
                      Salah - Bruno - Son - Grealish - Gundo
                      DCL - Bamford - Brewster

                      2FT 4m itb

                      Plan is to BB in 26 with FT

                      A) Brewster --> Antonio
                      B) Mitchell --> 1 of Lowton/Mee/Digne

                    • OneDennisBergkamp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      No doubles for Villa?

                      1. Bill Haverchuck
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Not confirmed when they'll be yet

                      2. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        There will be 2 if you look at fixtures but don’t know when yet

                      3. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        There will be but not confirmed yet. Kinda a good thing as right this second they've gone patchy again. Sure they will be back in the points soon enough.

                    • Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Any suggestions for this team folks? Earlier plan was to lose Sterling but not so sure now with the dgw in 24.

                      Martinez
                      Robertson Dallas coufal
                      Salah Sterling Bruno saka
                      Dcl Antonio bamford

                      Forster gundo digne stones

                      1ft, 0.3m itb.