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Mitchell and van Aanholt start together for Palace side missing injured Zaha

Gameweek 23 comes to a conclusion at a wintry Elland Road this evening as Leeds United take on Crystal Palace.

Kick-off is at 20:00 GMT.

Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) carries the hopes of almost 50% of Fantasy managers this evening, having seen his ownership swell even further in the last Gameweek: just under 250,000 FPL bosses transferred in the striker ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

Bamford’s ownership is up around the 85% mark in the top 10k, with Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) also widely owned among this elite group: the Northern Ireland international sits in over one in three of these squads.

As we’ve become accustomed to seeing this season, Leeds are unchanged from their previous game.

There is no Pablo Hernandez (£5.7m) among the substitutes, however, with the veteran playmaker missing out through injury.

The Palace team news is more noteworthy, with Roy Hodgson opting to field Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) and Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) in the same side.

One of them, likely van Aanholt, will presumably be playing ‘out of position’ further up the left flank.

Hodgson also hands Jean-Philippe Mateta (£5.9m) his debut, with Michy Batshuayi (£5.7m) only on the bench and Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) absent because of a hamstring problem.

Mitchell and Leeds’ Pascal Struijk (£3.9m) are two of the three cheapest starters of Gameweek 23, with the latter making his eighth successive Bielsa line-up in the Premier League.

The reverse fixture between these two sides ended in a 4-1 win for Palace, a match in which Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) registered his highest FPL score of the season.


Leeds United XI: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Struijk, Alioski, Dallas, Klich, Phillips, Harrison, Raphinha, Bamford.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Cahill, Dann, Clyne, Mitchell, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze, Mateta, Ayew.

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  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    What a week. I love moments like this.
    Before tonight’s game I was in 41 points and dropped a shed load in rank. I’d benched Martinez and Gundo and was pretty gutted.
    I was also well and truly out of the cup as the guy I was against had 2 Leeds players to my 3 but had a 15 point lead.
    We both had Bamford, but I had him as captain. But here’s the best bit; I had Dallas and Meslier, who somehow go and get themselves clean sheets and 3 bonus points each to scrape me through and probably end up on a 10th consecutive green arrow with 75 points for the week.
    Happy days.

    1. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      well done rupert

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thank you

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Congratulazioni! That explains my red arrow.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks.

    4. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A leeds CS to save it...what an happening lol

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      NICE ONE RUPERT X

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers KK

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Paying homage to when you used to leave Caps lock on

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Haha. Did that for years. Proper slow learner.

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yesss! That’s how to do it horsey!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers Don. Rollercoaster week.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Absolutely!

          How I managed to end on a tiny red arrow I have no idea. Was plummeting c. 60% in OR at one point 😆

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah I was at 40%, think it was the Spurs dip and Justin that did it.

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              It’s always Justin isn’t it!?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I’ve only just noticed last week actually

    7. Nerdlinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Good job and gl in the next round

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thank you mate. Carry on with your monster scores.

    8. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wow nice one!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks Wulf

    9. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Those are the things that keep bringing us back to fpl year in year out. One week is high the next week low. I got 90 this week to sneak back into top 10 k. And a Leeds fan to boot. Happy Monday.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        90. Bloody hell. Very nice.

    10. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nice

    11. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Congrats

    12. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Well done. Made some similarly unfortunate personnel calls this week and was likewise buoyed by Dallas.

    13. SuperXstyle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Brilliant....! Play to the final whistle.

  2. rjcv177
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Good evening all
    Wich is more important, double Def or double att on the skyblues?

    A) Mitchel to mee
    B) dias and anguissa to mee and sterling

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah I’d say it’s now shifted the importance to midfield.

      1. rjcv177
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Are they likely to go on and Score more than the CS banks?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yea that’s the theory. Lots of us have been on double defence since Christmas and have been looking at this week or next to switch.

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Currently on double defence
      More upside for sure on double attack though
      Not sure Mee outscores Dias though so you’re banking on Sterling haul for option B

      1. rjcv177
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Feels better C Sterling than gundo, right?

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Better but slightly more chance of rotation

  3. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    With triple Leeds needed in GW 25, suddenly a BB in GW 26 means a 8pt hit, so me not like it that much.

    Anyone trying an alternative?

    Or just play Bamford as a single GW player and sell Dallas and Raphinha for-4 ?

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Did that for bb19 then Leeds ended up with sgw
      Best to probably still wait for fa cup results

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        So did I.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Did you also sell Dallas + Bamf for DCL + Mitchell (the week he got dropped) haha
          Looking to reverse it next week....what could go wrong

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Ouch. No I still have the same 3 players. Got me 34 points today.

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              #regrets

              Also big rank killer not owning them

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      You don't have to BB 15 DGW players ...

      If one is dropped the pain isn't worth it to try to get there. Then sort it out afterwards too.

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Disagree. 15 double GW players for a BB is the dream and what everyone should aim and strive for

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          It's a trap.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Sorry, it can be.

            Can pay back big too.

        2. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Absolutely

    3. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Since when is triple Leeds needed in GW15?

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Gw25

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Think it’s needed now.

    4. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I think I might bench boost this week to avoid that problem but unsure

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah Fudgy I am strongly considering BB this week but still haven't decided.

        I have Dallas and Bamford already so with a FT I can get Raphinha and I am good to go for GW 25. No need for WC

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Sounds good. My bench would be

          Martinez Bamford Coufal Lowton

          Who knows, could score well

          1. Sloane426
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            You’re a legend Fudgy

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Thanks

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Check Gonzalocampos on previous page. I think his strategy is sound. BB now, get Leeds players, WC 25. There is fixture change and every strategy has it faults now.

          1. Tiki-Taka
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            why would you BB now and not just WC25, BB26 though? On your WC you can have 3 Leeds and as an example take a -4 hit GW26. That leaves you with 14 DGWers in GW26 and a Leeds player, or -8 and you go full 15 DGWers

    5. Tiki-Taka
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      i'm pretty sure of WC 25, BB26 and yeah was thinking a -4 to get Dallas + Raphinha out, keep Bamford for BB26

    6. DBossman_2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      What’s 8pts when u can make 100+?

  4. KirkhamWesham
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I need to load up on Leeds, in preparation for their dgw.

      Which would be best?
      A) Bamford & Dallas
      B) Bamford & Raphinha

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Oof that’s impossible to call. Glad I had Dallas this week though.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B

      3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Bamford And Dallas but all 3 if possible.

        1. KirkhamWesham
            2 months, 12 days ago

            All 3 would cost 4pts

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Well worth the hit, you now they’re all nailed on as can be as well

              1. KirkhamWesham
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  All 3 it is, then. Cheers.

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Oh if you can do all 3 definitely. It’s working for me.

              2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Raphinia looked unplayable tonight.
                Bamford will be very heavily owned and could nick a couple of goals and captain material.
                Dallas is out of position and very attacking.For me he is most essential.
                I already have Dallas and Bamford.
                Worth a risk for a minus 4 I reckon.

                1. KirkhamWesham
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Cheers, guys.
                    I've just brought in Dallas & Raphinha.
                    After Antonio finishes gw24, it'll be a straight switch with Bamford.
                    Antonio has some tough fixtures coming up.

                    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Yeah good plan.

                    2. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Not tonight I hope with all the games to come.

                      1. KirkhamWesham
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          I've got a strong enough team for gw24.
                          I've sidelined Dallas & Raphinha, for now.

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Oh good.

            2. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Is Martinez Son Bamford and Dallas a good BB next GW ?

              1. Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I hate bench pts so want to get over it. After that will have 3 Leeds and 11 double GW players in GW 26 and get advantage against everyone who will have painful bench pts and bad money distribution

              2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I've the exact same and considering it. Leeds away to Arsenal could be tricky though.

              3. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Why not maximise potential and BB26?

                1. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Because I want super strong 11 after a WC and don't want to spend hits selling my Leeds players . Seems kind of logically

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Ok that makes sense I guess, do Leeds not double in 26 then?

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Gw25

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Ah yes

            3. bitars
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              1FT 0,4 ITB
              Pope (Martinez)

              Dias, Cancelo, Digne, Wan-Bissaka, (Dallas)

              Grealish, Salah, Bruno, Son, (Soucek)

              Bamford, Antonio, (Bamford)

              1) Take a hit and downgrade AWB to Ben Mee to be able to afford Soucek Gundogan

              2) Salah Sterling

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                1

            4. Spg76
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              WBA seems an obvious game for Ole to put Bruno on the bench

              1. Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                He will be above 100% EO so that is good if happens

                1. Spg76
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Just look at that fixture. It’s got ‘rest Bruno’ written all over it. You can’t flog your best player all season

              2. rjcv177
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Stop it

                1. Spg76
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  I’ll pick him because he could off bench and do damage. I seriously think it’s a rest opportunity for him. WBA are bloody awful. I’ll pick him but no armband or (v). Even if there weren’t other players on the double game. I still wouldn’t go near a (c) on him for this game.

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Pogba out tho.

              3. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                No sane manager would underestimate any side in the PL

            5. DBossman_2000
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Is WC25 BB26 a good strategy without a FH? what other alternative is there?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                That’s what I’d do delpending on the squad you already have though.

              2. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Don't think so because of gw29

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Too many will focus on returns in doubles.

                  Let's see how it falls.

                  Too many wasted FH in gw18 by the looks with the lure of the double gw and Leeds home to Southampton too. At the time Saints were in some form too.

              3. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Yes but keep in mind Leeds double in 25 but not 26 which makes bit trickier

            6. Vazza
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Which combo is better

                A. Robbo, Gundo
                B. Cancelo, Bamford

                With option B, I’ll have 3 City defenders

                1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Liverpool defense for me is a no go.

                2. Vazza
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Please help guys

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      B

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Apologies, Gundogan.

                  • Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    You know Robbo is a poor choice now.

                  • Kuzser
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Any chance A without Robbo?
                    3 city defs is too much IMO

                3. Tsparkes10
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  I didn’t realise how low ownership Raph was... I’ve had him from gw16 and honestly thought he waS quite template

                  1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Will be week after next.

                  2. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Midfield is crammed with good cheap options so hard to fit him in

                  3. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Wow, I just checked. Assumed you meant around 15%. That’s a bit mad.

                  4. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    He's in form but I think it's 4 goals and 4 assists all season.

                  5. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Been an absolute gem for me. Perfect example of people not buying him because he isn’t a “premium” asset

                  6. FPL Pillars
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    That price point ... Soucek and Saka tough competition!

                  7. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Thank will take a fair leap going into GW25 .... is it a trap if you don’t already own?

                4. Gruu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  is it possible to benchboost & wildcard in the same GW?

                  1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    No

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    1 chip max per week

                5. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  With Soucek now playing with a fav game vs SHU, would you:

                  A) switch to Gund for gw24
                  B) forego Gund (own Sterling Dias Stones) and switch Soucek for Raphinha gw25 instead
                  C) do both. Soucek to Gund then Gund to Raphinha to maximize dgw

                  2FT and 2m itb
                  Team is:
                  Areola Martinez
                  Dias Stones AWB Coufal Mitchell
                  Salah Sterling Brunon Grealish Soucek
                  DCL Antonio Rodrigo

                  Will deal with Rodrigo next week

                  1. Kuzser
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Who are you going to drop from City then? I have a similar situation
                    You can do Sterling Souchek to Rash Gundo (ManU have 2 lovely fixtures and pogba is injured so Rash should be back to his fav position)
                    Or get 1 of Bur defenders/Pope

                    1. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      That’s an option but was looking at sterling captain, hmm
                      Would drop stones and get Burnley def or Dallas in advance for next week

                      1. Kuzser
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Monitor minutes in FA cup. If Sterling doesn’t play or make a cameo- he should start both matches and Cap material

                        1. HMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Yeh fair shout. Think I will just cop the Gund price rise if it happens

                6. Tomsk
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    The chances of Stones, Cancelo or even Dias playing twice(60mins) in DGW26 must be almost zero.
                    Is it worth getting rid of one after this gameweek to get someone sure to twice in DGW26?

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      I’m sticking and think the defenders I have will both play 90 minutes in both.

                      1. Tomsk
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Can't see it in GW26. The 2 games are sandwiched between the champions league game(2days before) and the Manchester derby a few days after.

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Pretty sure Dias will be fine but see your logic.

                      2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Spurs and Everton are big big games

                    2. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Thoughts on bringing Digne in for Robertson on free and playing ahead of Coufal? Not the best double with City being second game and then Liverpool week 25

                      1. Nerdlinger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        There's potential there for sure but not quite for me.

                        1. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Thanks- would you just play Robertson or any other defender you would bring in? Alternative is to bench Robertson and play Coufal or Dallas ( Cancelo Dias other playing defenders)

                    3. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      For any subscribers to The Athletic, Oliver Kay has nailed it in this article re Liverpool and our struggles - an excellent read!

                      https://theathletic.com/2374407/2021/02/08/liverpool-are-mortal-again-theyll-need-monstrous-mentality-to-react/?source=user_shared_article

                    4. Hybrid.power
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      30 points benched. Sweet Jesus. I made all the wrong decisions this week! Captained Antonio, played Ederson over Meslier, played Digne over DCL, transferred in Soucek. If I didn't laugh I would cry.

                      1. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Me too

                      2. Nerdlinger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Yikes! That's rough. Get em next week

                    5. Reeker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Can't believe this squad of players will be wasted on 3 at the back Gareth Southgate

                    6. Kuzser
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Will appreciate your thought guys on what to do with 2ft and 2.6itb? Scared of going Gundo-less.
                      1) Barnes Dallas/Coufal -> Rash Taylor/lowton. Keep current 3 City assets
                      2) #1 and Sterling -> Gundo for -4 for security of starts
                      3) Barnes Cancelo/Stones -> Gundo Mee. Double up on City attack and get Bur def
                      4) Sterling Barnes Johnstone -> Gundo Rash Pope for -4

                      Team is:
                      Martinez
                      Stones - Coufal - Cancelo
                      Son - Bruno - Sterling - Barnes
                      Laca - DcL - Antonio

                      Johnstone, Justin, Dallas, Raphinha

                    7. Tiki-Taka
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      A or B? For GW24 only before WC 25

                      A) DCL + Mount
                      B) DCL + Lingard/Soucek/Any other Mid 6.2 or less/ + Pope (-4)

                      1. Reeker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Who the goalkeeper without the hit?

                        1. Tiki-Taka
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Martinez, I fancy Brighton to score

                          1. Reeker
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Attacking DGWs has worked this season so far so B but just not with Lingard

                            1. Tiki-Taka
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              yeah i'm willing to take the 'risk' of a -4, who would you suggest for the Mid at 6.2 or less? I'm thinking Soucek, JWP or Minamino. Maybe Lookman if I want a DGWer since he's the best of a bad bunch at that price. Thanks man

                    8. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      How to navigate 29 without FH lol? Seems impossible with only BB and WC

                      1. FPL Pillars
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Let’s see what happens in FA Cup 🙂 hard to judge right now

                        1. Fudgy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Yes very true

                      2. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Maybe even so low scoring that it isn't worth FH. And there will be another bgw also.

                        1. Fudgy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Yes true. I'm warming to the strategy of BB this week now.

                        2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          If you still have a free hit, I suppose 29 will be the only mega blank week before the end of the season .. not sure where else I could effectively use it?

                          1. Fudgy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            I think it's the perfect time

                    9. yakirh
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Will Everton get DGW in 26?
                      What needs to happen for them to get the double?

                      1. aleksaa2
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Ben Crellin on twitter

                      2. wulfrunian
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        According to Ben Crellin,if Eve beat Tot in the fa cup then the fixture WBrom-Everton in gw29 will be a blank and probably that fixture will be removed in gw26.

                    10. Reeker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Martinez
                      Dias - Cancelo - Coufal
                      Salah - Grealish - Fernandes - Gundogan
                      DCL - Antonio - Bamford

                      (PF) (Soucek - Robertson - Dallas)

                      2 FT - 3.6m ITB

                      If I'm wildcarding 25 and BBing 26 - who would you bring in?

                    11. Bennyboy1907
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        5 captain blanks in a row now

                        Who you guys captaining?

                        1. Fudgy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          I've had roughly 80% of my captains fail and I'm going with gundogan I think

                          1. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            He could get 6 pts without any goal involvement, so I think it has to be him.

                            1. Fudgy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              Agreed. Plus if he was 10 million I'd do it without hesitation

                        2. aleksaa2
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Gundogan or Pope, probably Pope because I need differentials

                          1. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Gundogan likes Baps, so him... I wonder if Pope is going to get many saves with these fixtures. Gundo has also higher ceiling than Pope. People won't be happy to captain him because Sterling is more expensive.

                            1. aleksaa2
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              I agree, I honestly think that Gundo is the best option for the captaincy this gw. I just have to decide if I'm going to captain the obvious choice and let my other ten players be my differential or go ham and risk it all. Still haven't decided, but there's plenty of time to do it.

                              That's very true if a player isn't a premium option, people tend to have so many doubts about captaining him.

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                It’s because said premiums have usually done it for a season or 2 fairly consistently.
                                I remember Kane’s debut season, 5.5m I believe - had from near on the start but rarely captained him.

                                1. aleksaa2
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  I don't know... In the 8 years I've been playing FPL (I was a complete dumbass for the first two, so let's say in the last 6 seasons), I've never had a problem with captaining a budget player who is in form.

                                  I guess it also has to do with the playing style. I am not really a conservative type of a player.

                        3. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Dominic Calvert-Lewin

                          I want his benched points from this week, and have faith he will reward them back to me

                          1. Fudgy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Never chase lost points

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              I know I’m messing, I’d earmarked that I’d cap him this week anyway as soon as I knew it was a double

                          2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            It’s not a bad shout ... I know City is one of his doubles and many people are certain he will blank ... but he’s scored against quite a few of the better sides this season.

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              Yeah and he’s now got two in two, confidence will be riding high.
                              Digne and JRod back too, just a shame I don’t think he’s on prnalroes

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                *penalties

                                Jeez what on earth was that typing

                        4. Eh, just one more thing ...
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Gundo most likely .... but if you ever needed a deterrent ... my picking a captain is it ...

                        5. RogDog_jimmy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          4 of the last 5 for me.
                          Still managed to go from 85k to 5.5k...but oh what could have been!

                        6. 3 A
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Gundo

                      • KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Is it correct that Kane can’t drop or rise in price this week?

                        1. aleksaa2
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Yes, his price is protected for a week

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Cheers mate

                      • mr messi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Get Pope in for Steer or get rid of Taylor for a different Burnley defender who will play and play McCarthy?

                        Is Antonio to DCL worth a hit? I’m thinking no.

                        1. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Selling Antonio not worth a hit, but Mee and Pope could be.

                        2. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Not for a hit. Still unsure if I’ll do it for free.

                        3. mr messi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Maybe Taylor will be back. That would be ideal

                      • AdamJ91
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Might sound ridiculous but should I bench Son & play Bamford next GW?

                        1. Tiki-Taka
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          I'd play bamford over son

                        2. aleksaa2
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          It's not, we are utter rubbish, he can score easily

                        3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          I’d start Bamford as it stands.

                        4. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          I’d start Son I think, but it’s very close

                        5. Utopsis
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Id go for Son, only because of his goal in the reverse fixture

                      • noahzark22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        97 takes me to 13k! No BB or FH will make navigating the blanks and doubles difficult.

                        Chances of Wood playing two? I had him before the injury so either him for two or Soucek for one game.

                      • KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Used 1FT, still have another - got 1.4ITB:

                        Martinez
                        Cancelo | Stones | Cresswell
                        Salah | Bruno | Son | Grealish | Gundogan
                        DCL | Antonio

                        Steer | Bamford | Dallas | Mitchell

                        Is Steer to Areola worth it as the other FT and start him over Martinez?

                        Or save the 2nd even though I intend to WC in 25?

                        Thanks

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Or Martinez to Pope?

                          Then buy Martinez back on WC

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Would actually only lose 0.1 value on this too

                          2. aleksaa2
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            I like this more then getting Areola

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              Cheers mate

                        2. noahzark22
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Don't save FT before WC

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Thanks, it’s not definite (I.e depends who has doubles and what fixtures etc), but it’s likely I’ll use it to at least get Kane in, sell Mitchell, Steer if needed etc

                        3. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Why WC? Wait for FA cup to play out but Steer to Areola and a week 26 double week player for Mitchell and all good. Dallas Bamford double week 25 so can ship one or both for double game week 26 player

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            I’ll want Kane if he’s fit 100%

                      • Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Any suggestions here folks? 1ft, 2.6 itb. WC, BB, TC available.

                        Martinez
                        Digne stones Mee
                        Salah bruno Sterling gundo
                        Dcl Antonio bamford

                        Forster saka coufal Dallas

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Would consider Forster to Pope I think

                          1. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            And BB?

                            1. RogDog_jimmy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              Seems like waiting for gw26 for BB makes more sense, should be able to get a few double games onto the bench with transfers between now and then.
                              TC a random City double or Totenham double later in the season.

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                This, I mean start Pope over Martinez

                                1. Disturbed
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  Not too keen on double bur defence bud

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

                                Cheers. Might as well save ft this week then?

                      • 3 A
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        So many people buy Foden. Why?

                        Not every week City play against small team like Liverpool...

                        1. aleksaa2
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          So many people buy *anyone* is a bigger question. FA Cup games still have to be played and we will know more about dgw and bgw after them.