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Rodgers offers Vardy fitness update as well-owned Justin hits century of FPL points

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Leicester City

Bonus Points: James Justin (£5.2m) x3, Max Kilman (£4.0m) x2. Rui Patricio (£5.3m) x1 Nelson Semedo (£5.2) x1 Jonny Evans (£5.5m) x1

James Justin‘s (£5.2m) ever-growing army of owners emerged the happiest from a drab encounter between Wolves and Leicester.

Just to prove how turgid the match was, it involved fewer shots on target (four) than players who received bonus points (five).

Four of those who received extra points were defenders. The other was home keeper Rui Patricio (£5.3m).

News Justin

Leicester full-back Justin has had a fine time of it over the last six matches, with four clean sheets, a goal and eight bonus points.

He backed up Gameweek 22’s season-best 15-point haul with a nine-pointer at Molineux – a pleasant welcome present for the 192,532 new managers who had pushed his ownership levels up to 29.7% before kick-off.

That consolidated his status as Fantasy Premier League’s (FPL) most popular defender, and only West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell (£5.7m) now has more points (106 v 101).

Justin contributed nothing going forward at Wolves – not a single shot taken, chance created or cross delivered as he spent his day reining in Adama Traore’s (£6.0m) forays down the Foxes’ left flank.

No Shot, Sherlock

Wolves worked Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m) just the once, albeit with the best chance of the game, when Fabio Silva (£5.2m) forced him into a fine save from close in.

That prompted manager Nuno Espirito Santo to indulge in a touch of criticism of his striker:

Fabio has to do better. He (Schmeichel) did a great save, it was a fantastic save, but he has to do better.

But there’s a reason why only four teams have a worse goalscoring record than Wolves (23), and it’s more to with the manager’s defensive instincts than Silva’s profligacy.

His intentions were there for all to see on Sunday, with Espirito Santo utilising a five-man defence that sat deep and wide to negate Leicester’s attacking threat.

It worked. All three of the visitors’ shots on target came from range and from James Maddison (£7.4m), but none went beyond glorified back pass status, handing Patricio one of the easiest save points of his FPL career.

Welcome Back Boys

Two players made returns at Molineux.

Jamie Vardy (£10.0m), who had lost more than a million managers since undergoing a hernia operation following a Gameweek 19 victory over Chelsea, was handed 29 minutes from the bench and very nearly won it late on.

He flashed a header narrowly wide – an opportunity not officially designated as a big chance, although it was certainly large enough.

But Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers was more concerned with the minutes than the miss:

I’d love Jamie Vardy to play every minute of every game, but we can’t do that. Giving him half-hour was about right because he brings that movement. We can look to see if we can get some more game-time into him on Wednesday.

That would mean midweek FA Cup action at home to Brighton. Should he come through that unscathed, a visit from Liverpool in Saturday’s early kick-off could well mark his first start in five Gameweeks.

The striker is currently one of three Leicester players in the top 20 for transfers-in, although it should be mentioned that Vardy has not scored in the league since Gameweek 14’s win at Spurs just before Christmas.

Espirito Santo, meanwhile, gave wing-back Jonny (£5.4m) the first 45 minutes on his return from a serious knee injury:

It was decided by him, by us, by the medical staff, by the doctor that operated on him. With him returning, we have to be very careful. The decision was made before the game started. It was a decision based on our future, how we have to preserve a player like Jonny.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-2-1): Patricio; Kilman, Coady, Dendoncker; Jonny (Hoever 45), Neves, Moutinho, Semedo; Neto (Gibbs-White 88), A Traoré; Willian José (Fábio Silva 61).

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Justin, Soyuncu, Evans, R Pereira; Tielemans, Choudhury; Barnes, Maddison, Perez (Albrighton 61); Iheanacho (Vardy 61).

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1,171 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    What would you prefer in my situation?
    I have Meslier, Dallas and Bamford (c) to play. But I have Martinez and Gundo on the bench plus 2 points. Should I rub my magic lamp and get the game called off or have faith in Bamford captain and hope for a clean sheet? Was obviously silly to double up defensively this week.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Who's your VC?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Bruno.

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Then you most certainly want your magic lamp to work, but given that there are not even rumours going on, I fear it is too late for that!

    2. ivantys
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Hope your magic lamp works

      • Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        VC?

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

      Bench

      A Robertson ( lei)
      B Coufal ( SHU)

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Robertson easily

      2. Wheato182
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Robertson - get rid if you can though as nobody wants a 7 million defender on their bench.

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Robbo and get rid.

      4. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Robbo, I got rid of him for Lowton.

        1. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Same and I sat Lowton

    4. Mika-eel
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Good day.

      People possibly looking to WC 25 and BB in 26 will have 3 players and maybe Ings/Adams in their team. That means having a bunch of single players in their team for 26. I think I read that Leeds wont have a double in 26.

      Will you then keep those players on BB or use hits to set your team up for 26? That's why I'm finding it hard to WC in 25 even though we don't have the fixtures yet for 26. Unless I have missed something.

      Thanks.

      1. Mika-eel
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        meant to say will have 3 Leeds players.

      2. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I think the advantage is using wc early you can attack the fixtures more, however if you're like me and have BB and TC then it gets tricky as to what to do in 26.

        1. Mika-eel
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I have all my chips aswell, unsure of what to do. Would like to use TC on Kane if he has a double in 26, and set up for team for 25 with free transfers. But then I have no idea what to do with bench boost.

          1. MattysFantasyFooty
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            True I am currently thinking of Triple captaining Gundo or Bruno this week and BB 26

            1. MattysFantasyFooty
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              But would prefer TC Kane 26 it is tough.

              1. Mika-eel
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                Triple captaining Kane just seems too good to past, even in a Mou team. Good luck on whatever you decide!

      3. ivantys
          4 months, 5 days ago

          If you WC in 26, you can't use BB too. It actually evens up as you get an extra fixture from each of your Leeds players already in 25 so you didn't actually lose out on the BB.

          1. Mika-eel
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Think I'm still hurt from having faith in Leeds during the last double gameweek, and want as many players with a double game week in my team for 26.

            1. ivantys
                4 months, 5 days ago

                I'm leaning towards just Bamford alone or double Leeds max, then on 26 I could just transfer one out for a DGWer. Saints should have back to back to back DGWs in a row but only Ings is an option there.

                1. Mika-eel
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Think ill be doing the same if I WC and just keep Bamford from Leeds.

          2. mcsteely
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            I'm on this strategy. Thinking Dallas, Raph, Bamford and Ings in on WC25. Take a hit to take out two of them for 26BB to get to 13DGWs

            1. Mika-eel
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Makes sense then to either keep Bamford or Raph with this strategy, and still attack GW25. Possible going to do the same. Just hopefully we get the fixtures for 26 soon.

          3. Mika-eel
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Appreciate all the replies everyone!

        • sovietrockettes
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Bottomed, can anybody see a worthwhile transfer to use up the spare cash, willing to take a hit as well.......cheers

          Martinez Forster
          Cancelo Dias AWB Mee Holding
          Salah Bruno Rashford Grealish Anguissa
          Bamford Antonio Watkins

          5.5 ITB 1 FT (WC, BB, FH all available)

          1. sovietrockettes
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Sorry, Grealish is Gundogan, eek

          2. MattysFantasyFooty
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Maybe sterling or Gundo for someone in midfield but can't see anything else, unless you want to get Pope

            1. sovietrockettes
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Cheers, I already have Gundogan (not Grealish)........so you would say it's worthwhile to double-up on Burnley defence? What about DCL?

              1. MattysFantasyFooty
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                I don't think DCL is worth a hit but I was wrong about him this week as I benched him but it really contingent on what you want to do and what your chip strategy is. You can make a punt this GW if you wanted if you don't have to worry about keeping him if you WC25 or something

                1. sovietrockettes
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Cheers, it would be for free.......I don't really know what my chip strategy is yet (waiting for FA cup results)..........I could YOLO and get Pope and DCL for a hit...........but Martinez could outscore Pope with just one match......I'm not too keen on that move

                  Would you do Antonio>DCL for free?

        • Saka_me_sideways
            4 months, 5 days ago

            I’ve got 1FT for this week which I’m going to use to bring a 3rd city player in.
            Wildcarding in 25 so wanna play this week aggressively and bring in a 2nd attacker alongside Gundo.
            Would you choose

            A) Foden
            Or
            B) Sterling -4

            ???

            1. jam
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Sterling for me

            2. sovietrockettes
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Sterling, but only if you captain him

              1. Saka_me_sideways
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Hmmm I’d be more inclined to cap Gundo... could do Salah > Sterling for free?

                  1. sovietrockettes
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    If you're going to captain Gundo, I would just get Foden for free and keep Salah.....

                    1. sovietrockettes
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      but see whether Foden is rested for FA Cup match first!

                      1. Saka_me_sideways
                          4 months, 5 days ago

                          Yeah fair one, wasn’t gonna make a move till the last minute.

              2. Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                Lookman will be a nice differential for this week.

                1. FPL Pillars
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Can’t disagree with that

              3. Releasebreaks
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                My crystal ball see 2 goals Bamford goals tonight

                1. Saka_me_sideways
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    This is exactly what I don’t need to see

                  • Kudo Warrior
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    I'll pray to the snow gods to be kind only when Bamford is shooting!

                  • MattysFantasyFooty
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Beg it's right

                  • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    I always wondered whatever happened to Mystic Meg

                    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      Are you sure it wasn't the Cookstown Cafu...?!?? 😀

                  • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Did Dallas assist at all.

                  • Lazaretti
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Dallas having flu or some other good reason to be out of the squad? 12 points waiting...

                2. sirmorbach
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Any help would be appreciated:

                  Pope
                  Dias, Stones, Digne, Cresswell
                  Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gündogan
                  DCL, Antonio

                  Martinez, Watkins, Dallas / Soucek

                  Can I afford to hold my ft? Maybe Watkins to Bamford? Stones to Cancelo? (I'm willing to keep Soucek, I guess)

                3. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  I have Lowton Stones Cancelo Gundo and DCL (when I use my ft)

                  Any DGW players worth taking a hit for this week?

                  1. MattysFantasyFooty
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    No I think you're good

                    1. Weasel Boy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      Cheers

                4. jam
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Current back line Stones/ Coufal (SHE)/ Rudiger (NEW). Would like a Burnley def but is it worth it if it means dropping one of them?

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

                  Play 2 out of 3 this week?

                  A) Grealish (bha)
                  B) Coufal (SHU) (playing Cresswell now)
                  C) Bamford (ars)

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    AC

                6. camarozz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Crazy I know but iv 6 dgw players and now Soucek can play I'm benching Pereira v pool...

                  Leaves one spot for Antonio(SHU)
                  Grealish(BRA)

                  Not benching Soucek again and prob should play Coufal?

                  1. camarozz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Crazy part been benching Grealish or Antonio *

                  2. Traction Engine Foot
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    I'd probably play Antonio. Brighton have been tight recently

                  3. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    No way I'd bench Antonio over Soucek. I don't care if he's scored a decent amount of goals this season, Antonio is the main man at WHam and will be heavily involved in WHam goals I would think.

                    I'd just bench Soucek and be happy you have a decent bench should someone get injured in warm-up or get a freak rest (I'm benching Bamford this week)

                7. TeddiPonza
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Bench one:

                  Coufal (SHU)
                  Grealish (bha)
                  Son (mci)

                  Thanks.

                  1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Son

                  2. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Son

                8. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Having Bamford and Dallas should further enhance my green arrow this week. Am I right in thinking this?

                  1. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Yeah, with both I can't see a red arrow.

                    Bamford very highly owned in top 100k so he won't affect the rank too much either way if you own him. Dallas cleanie and you'll be looking at a green I would think

                    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      Good to hear. Cheers

                  2. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    I'd say so

                  3. FPL Pillars
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Yes think so

                  4. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Have you not watched any of the matches this weekend? Bamford will probs miss a pen and be subbed at 59 mins and Dallas will get a red card (rescinded upon appeal).

                  5. Gandalf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Yup almost guaranteed. The EO for all other players extremely low, even Raphinha at 6%

                9. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Am I right in thinking that we will know what the blanks and doubles are for 29 & 26 respectively by the time GW25 is in progress?

                  I just want to know if I'll be able to play WC before GW25 deadline and have all the info about who'll be doubling and blanking?

                  The idea is to build a BB team for DGW26 and then possibly play FH in GW29

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    I don't think we will get all 26 and 29 fixtures confirmed by 25 deadline

                    1. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      I would like to change my response

                      "We should be able to confidently predict some of the DGW26 fixtures after the final FA Cup R5 tie on Thursday.
                      The DGW26 fixtures might be announced on Friday but I think they're likely to be announced in the week before the GW25 deadline"

                      https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1358767190250577920?s=19

                  2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    I would be 95% certain.

                  3. potatoace
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    According to BClln, that seems to be the case.

                  4. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    About as clear as mud then 😉

                    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      I think the first replier was getting 24 and 25 mixed up

                      1. thegaffer82
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        Yep, that makes sense. Cheers Jarvish!

                10. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  RP - Looking for some thoughts on the transfer suggestions below. Currently already have 3 City

                  A. Johnstone to Pope and roll 2nd FT.
                  B. Stones and Soucek to Lowton and Foden (Switch from City 2def 1mid to 1def and 2mid)

                  2FT 6.7itb
                  Johnstone*
                  Cancelo Digne Stones
                  Salah Bruno Gundo Soucek*
                  Bamford Antonio DCL
                  (Martinez Raphinha Cresswell Holding )

                  1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    A but would play cresswell over bamford

                    1. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      Why Cresswell over Bamford? Most goals/assists from Leeds involve Bamford and he is on pens. I'm already playing Soucek and Antonio

                      1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        It was either him or Antonio, I think theres points against SHU for cresswell to have especially a corner assist or cleansheet

                  2. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    A. Not worth spending 2FTs to rotate City transfers imo

                    1. Stormbringer22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      *players sorry, not transfers

                11. Noisy Neighbour
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Regarding the Soucek rescinding, I don’t understand why his score wouldn’t be changed to 3. I can’t remember a specific situation, but I could swear there has been at least one precedent where a goal or assist decision has been altered while the game week was still ongoing, and then the players’ points altered accordingly. Can someone with a better memory confirm that for me? And if that has occurred, why would a red card being overturned within the same game week be any different?

                  1. theplayer
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    I seem to remember something relating to Suarez years ago where an assist or something was added later in the GW while it was still running.

                  2. potatoace
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Isn't there something in the rules about scores being final after 1hr beyond the end of the match. I'll have a look.

                    1. potatoace
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      So, 1hr after the last match of that day.

                      "For the avoidance of doubt, points awarded in-game are subject to change up until one hour after the final whistle of the last match of any given day. Once the points have all been updated on that day, no further adjustments to points will be made"

                  3. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    To be honest I don't remember a player ever having his points changed retrospectively after the points were locked in.

                    But a Youtuber (maybe Andy?) mentioned that he had seen it happen once, but the points were changed on the same day as the game - again, this was just what I heard on the video.

                    I think it's totally unprecedented that someone has their score changed after the GW has finished... and I don't think that will EVER happen to be honest.

                    1. Sloopy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      This!

                  4. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    This is the FPL rule under Scoring

                    "For the avoidance of doubt, points awarded in-game are subject to change up until one hour after the final whistle of the last match of any given day. Once the points have all been updated on that day, no further adjustments to points will be made."

                    1. Noisy Neighbour
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      Interesting. They don’t even follow their own rule, at least not when it comes to BPS adjustments.

                      *snark*

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

                    Not straightforward as it might appear to make a general rule. Say a defender gets red carded in 61st, later rescinded, after having kept a clean sheet, then his team concedes 4 goals in the last 35 minutes. How many points should he then be handed retrospectively?

                    1. thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      The card would never be rescinded within an hour of the game finishing. So it's a moot point

                      1. Pompel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        No but my point is to illustrate why its a bit difficult to re-attribute points after possible rescinding of red card da ay or two after match

                    2. Fpl stress
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      Every goal a team concedes after the player has a red card will count towards the total goal conceeded for that player

                  6. MattysFantasyFooty
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Because it wasn't overturned during the match? Do you want bookies demanding refunds off punter that had the overs on booking points. There has never been a precedent with cards being rescinded and point being reattributed back why do you think he'd get his three points back..

                  7. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    I'm sure previously there was a bigger window for points to change (before the gameweek ended) but now they are locked by the end of the day.

                    when Kane lied about touching that Eriksen cross, and the PL gave him the goal, the points didn't change.

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

                    I can see the logic of following the dubious goal panel changes.

                    But in football there is a rub of the green and today's justice means that Soucek isn't banned for 3 games on top of Saturday.

                    I think that's fine and it isn't worth worrying about 3 points.

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

                      The 11 points from the late header he was about to score from their free kick and bonus points foregone is another matter tho!

                      1. Pompel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        .. or four goals conceded , one of which would have have been an own goal by Soucek himself - had he played 😉

                12. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  So is there no chance leeds have a double in 26 then?

                  1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Don't think it's possible.

                  2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Depends how snowmageddon is getting on today

                    1. Boly Would
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      There snow chance of a double then

                13. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Who to score more this week?
                  A. Rashford (wba)
                  B. Lowton (cry FUL)

                  1. FPL Pillars
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Ghastly choice that. Rashford more exciting pick but it depends if you think burnley keep CS in those matches.

                  2. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Rashford but it's close if Lowton score 2CS. I can't see Lowton getting more than that

                  3. hullcityfan
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    8 points each.

                14. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  2 Southampton doubles in a row could be interesting

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    for any teams playing them

                    1. thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      Lol!!!

                    2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      They gotta find there form again at some point, mad to think they were top for a short spell

                  2. ivantys
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      *3 in a row

                      1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        why 3

                        1. ivantys
                            4 months, 5 days ago

                            City on 27 as well.

                            1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                              • 1 Year
                              4 months, 5 days ago

                              Didn't see that thanks

                    • Rog.
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      Need to replace Zaha. Who would you prefer for the double?

                      A)Foden
                      B)J-Rod

                      Other (up to 9.2m), already have Gundo.

                      TIA

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        Got to be Foden

                      2. Gudjohnsen
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        Foden

                      3. Rog.
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        Thanks both, was just worried about game time.

                    • rnrd
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      Do some of you with WC, FH, T, and BB left consider navigating 24-28 without only using TC, then FH 29 and WC 30? and bench boost well.. between 30 and 38?

                      I have the feeling having the BB available can be a poison in disguise for the 24-28 period

                      1. No Professionals
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        BB is always a tricky one. Even in the recent double, most people's BB score was distorted by selectively putting big hitters on bench.

                        I'll take Kane TC in 26 over BB.

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

                        Agree.

                        With Free Hit in gw 29 your wildcard may not be required straight after either.

                        1. rnrd
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 5 days ago

                          I think WC in 30 will be useful to get rid of some MCI and TOT players who blank in 33.
                          City might have a bog lead by then in PL and focus in UCL for the reminder of the season which will make rotation difficult to anticipate

                      3. thegaffer82
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        Nah, I think there's no need to keep on waiting to play your chips (I have all intact too).

                        There will come a time when you think to yourself... why have I got all my chips still and how the hell am I going to use them all in the best possible way?

                        I'll probably WC25, BB26 & (potentially) FH29.

                        Then I'll have TC to use on a remaining DGW of my choice. And, we know that Villa (Grealish), Spurs (Kane/Son) & City (KDB, Gundy) are all owed DGW's so there'll be a chance in the future

                      4. Kane and Ablett
                          4 months, 5 days ago

                          BB and DGWs don’t always mix well, I’ve got 27 on my bench this week and had 12 players with a double in 19 and got less than 10 in BB, plus I ruined my squad for it. The chips are distracting froth as driven by chance as anything else in a single game week

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

                            Agree.

                            It's a 38 week game and if one player is out for both games and you hadn't bench boosted then auto subs kick in to help in a double.

                            Also rotation applies and some will only play 1 of the 2, so i wouldn't build for it in particular, apply a couple of changes along the way.

                      5. Eightball
                          4 months, 5 days ago

                          Am I crazy to consider bench boosting this lot? I still have wildcard so originally I was going to WC 25 and BB 26 but i'm thinking maybe BB 24 with the below team and then WC in 26 with a view to having a good starting 11 for the big double but also setting up a little for the blank gameweek coming up in 29?

                          Pope - Martinez
                          Mee - Dias - Stones - Robertson - Coufal
                          Soucek - Maddison - Gundogan - Salah - Fernandes
                          DCL - Antonio - Bamford

                          Likely would do Robertson > Digne this week

                          So would have a bench of Martinez, Bamford, Soucek and Coufal. Feels like this could be a pretty decent BB

                          1. Rococo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            4 months, 5 days ago

                            Yeah very similar team to you.

                            I'm either going to roll my transfer or take a -4 to do Steer and Mitchell to Pope and Lawton to BB.

                            My BB then would be Pope, Bamford, Coufal and Lawton.

                            Going to wait for more info on gwk. 26 fixtures and decide then.

                          2. Sz21
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 5 days ago

                            Similar thinking here.
                            Bench would be- Martinez, Son, Soucek, 6.9m striker (-4).

                          3. thegaffer82
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 5 days ago

                            Better than my proposed BB below that's for sure. The fact that WHam play Sheff Utd this week helps your BB case a lot!

                            I'd do it with your squad for sure!

                        • The Mighty Whites
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 5 days ago

                          Transfer Mitchell out for...

                          A - Double Burnley defence and bench Son v City
                          B - Another cheap defender and start Son v City

                          1. shiraz
                              4 months, 5 days ago

                              I am thinking of benching son and bring in a burnley defender

                          2. Apwilkin
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 5 days ago

                            Finally have a FT transfer that can be used for Adams... Up to 9 million. DCL and Bamford are other strikers.

                            1- Antonio
                            2-Watkins
                            3- Hold to see how Southampton look going into their DGW and either keep him or switch to ings.

                            1. shiraz
                                4 months, 5 days ago

                                Antonio

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

                                Don't speak too soon.

                                Injury risks across this weeks fa cup games.

                                I'm holding till Friday evening.

                            2. Sz21
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              4 months, 5 days ago

                              1. BB this coming GW- Forster/ Brew -> Pope, 6.9m striker (Barnes maybe or Watkins). -4. WC in 25.
                              2. Save FT or just Forster-> Pope.

                              Martinez.
                              Cresswell, Stones, Cancelo, Mee, Digne.
                              Salah, Gundogan, Fernandes.
                              Antonio, DCL.
                              Forster, Son, Soucek, Brewster,
                              1ft, 3.9m ITB. WC, BB left from the chips.

                              Thinking it may be a good time to BB and focus more long term with WC in 25.

                            3. thegaffer82
                              • 9 Years
                              4 months, 5 days ago

                              Forster > Pope & Mitchell > Holgate/Lowton (-4) and play a BB with:

                              Martinez - Bamford, Lowton, Justin

                              It's pretty cr@p isn't it? But, having said that, I'll take the points it gets me and then I can WC in 25 and sort out my team structure.

                              If I BB in GW26 after WC in 25, then I'll be stuck with an imbalanced team for god knows how long after that...

                              Hard decision!!

                              1. shiraz
                                  4 months, 5 days ago

                                  Why not eait till the dgw 26 fixture is out and decide

                                  1. thegaffer82
                                    • 9 Years
                                    4 months, 5 days ago

                                    We won't know the DGW fixtures until before GW25 though. So, it's a case of deciding if a BB now is worth it and then I won't have to use my WC to load up on bench players for DGW26 (destabilising the setup of the team)

                                • Eightball
                                    4 months, 5 days ago

                                    Considering something similar. Hopefully we get more info about the Gw26 double before the 24 dealine so can make an informed decision.

                                    1. thegaffer82
                                      • 9 Years
                                      4 months, 5 days ago

                                      Your bench is significantly stronger than mine though I'd argue

                                  • Camzy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    4 months, 5 days ago

                                    Why do you need to WC in 25?

                                    1. thegaffer82
                                      • 9 Years
                                      4 months, 5 days ago

                                      If I don't BB this week, then I'll use it in 25 to build a BB squad.

                                      If I play BB this week, then I'm not committed to playing WC in GW25 any longer. I'll have a re-think in that scenario and maybe in DGW26 itself may be better for WC - or later than that...

                                • vincentwsho
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  4 months, 5 days ago

                                  Which is the best Burnley defender for DGW24 apart from Pope?

                                  1. shiraz
                                      4 months, 5 days ago

                                      Mee, tarkowski

                                    • Steve The Spud
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      4 months, 5 days ago

                                      Mee as he’s a little cheaper and has a similar goal threat to tark

                                      Tark if you want to be different from the many bringing in mee, quids in if he gets a goal

                                      Lowton for value, maybe best if you don’t have wc and have city/utd defence as you’ll bench him mostly after this week

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

                                      Tarkowski for me

                                    • Jordan.
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      4 months, 5 days ago

                                      lowton,becomes fodder from gw26 on its a chance to weaken a strong bench

                                  2. shiraz
                                      4 months, 5 days ago

                                      Hi, below is my probable lineup for gw 24. Any changes needed between the starting 11 and bench?

                                      Martinez
                                      Coufal Dias Cancelo
                                      Salah Bruno Grealish Gundogan
                                      Antonio Bamford DCL

                                      McCarthy Son Dallas Mitchell
                                      1ft 1.2itb

                                      Should i:
                                      A. McCarthy > Pope
                                      B. Mitchell > Mee

                                      1. Camzy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        4 months, 5 days ago

                                        We have very similar teams.

                                        I would probably do McCarthy > Pope. Seems a bit odd with Southampton having a DGW next week, but Pope's fixtures this week are amazing and then they play West Brom at home in GW25.

                                        1. shiraz
                                            4 months, 5 days ago

                                            I am thinking of that too, but soton defence is kinda worrying even if they dgw

                                            1. Camzy
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 11 Years
                                              4 months, 5 days ago

                                              Exactly. I think it's a solid move.

                                      2. Top Mark.S
                                        • 4 Years
                                        4 months, 5 days ago

                                        Any chance of a bamford sending off after an own goal?

                                        3 points behind cup opponent none to play