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Sky Sports Fantasy Football – Five players to consider for the second Overhaul

For anyone else, it is a standard seven days in the heart of a national lockdown, but for Sky Sports Fantasy Football fanatics, it is it a week filled with optimism, hope and an awful lot of planning.

The second Overhaul is here, a time for change and glances to the future, as pretty much anything goes. Aside from the £100m budget remaining the same, Sky Sports Fantasy Football players can make unlimited changes to their side without them counting towards the 40 they have available for the season.

The Overhaul period runs from Monday 8 February to 12.30pm on Saturday 13 February at 2:30pm.

If you wanted a full team of rampant Manchester City players, you could do it, so long as you are within the £100m budget. Now is the moment to get the edge over your fierce friends in mini-leagues, earn the bragging rights, or even put yourself in contention for the £50,000 jackpot.

For many of us, that may not be a realistic possibility, but with new fixtures on the horizon and plenty of cut-throat decisions to be made, there are some players who should be at the forefront of consideration to make your final Overhaul XI of the campaign.

Ruben Dias – £9.1m

If you haven’t had Ruben Dias in your Fantasy Football XI before now – why? Potentially the signing of the summer, Dias has been the Virgil van Dijk of Manchester City, revitalising their defence and proving exactly why defence wins, or soon can win you, championships.

Since being introduced to Sky Sports Fantasy Football teams, the Portuguese international has racked up 148 points in just 20 games, averaging 7.4 points per match. It is a staggering record, even more so when you consider the fact he has only dipped below five points in four of those 20 matches.

The City centre-half is in 90.9% of the top 1,000 Fantasy Football teams, and I still think this ought to increase with the Overhaul just under two days away from finishing. They may play Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, but you cannot argue with Pep Guardiola’s defence this campaign, who look assured, resolute and even nonchalant at times.

Raphinha – £6.8m

Raphinha brings in double digit haul as Bamford blanks again

He is Brazilian, and he only cost £17m. Patrick Bamford (£8.2m), another good option for a Sky Fantasy striker position, said himself that Raphinha was a ‘steal’. Looking at his Fantasy Football price, you could say the exact same. A mere £6.8m for a goalscoring and playmaking midfielder: yes, please.

Raphinha has 39 points from his last four games, which includes two goals, three assists and two Man of the Match awards. You will not get a better player in the game for £6.8m. He now has four goals and five assists for the season already, which leads us to believe that he will have an even better second half of the campaign.

Jack Harrison (£6.9m) could be another Leeds asset worthy of consideration, but the flare and panache of Raphinha is extremely attractive. Again, the selection percentage within the top 1,000 is increasing day-by-day, currently standing at 14.4%.

Jorginho – £8.4m

This may be a surprising inclusion, but Jorginho was once a target for Thomas Tuchel at PSG. N’Golo Kante is expected to come in and play alongside the Italian when fit, but much like Ruben Dias, Jorginho looks like a guaranteed five points per game.

Sure, you have other ‘enablers’ within the game such as Oriol Romeu (£6.9m) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£7.4m), but there is one significant difference between Jorginho and his two competitors: penalties. He was relieved of his duties earlier in the campaign but it appears he has won back spot-kick responsibilities after scoring two in as many games.

The pass-master has registered 34 points in his last four Premier League matches, hitting tier two pass bonus points in all of those. With a top 1,000 selection rate of 10%, the Italian international is an ever-increasing thought on the minds of Fantasy Football players.

Takumi Minamino – £7.2m

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This may be a rogue shout, but Takumi Minamino offers a differential option like no other, specifically drawing on the fact he is in only 0.2% of the top 1,000 Fantasy Football teams in the Sky game.

The Liverpool loanee scored on his debut for Southampton at St James’ Park, earning eight points, and he was probably unfortunate not to see that figure surpass the double-digit mark. He impressed and I have no doubts that he will continue to feature whenever possible for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

Southampton are one of the clubs (alongside Manchester City and Aston Villa to name a couple) who are playing catch-up with the rest of the teams in the Premier League. One of these matches is against Leeds, and they do also have an individual game-day at Everton, providing a wealth of captaincy opportunities.

Robert Sanchez – £6m

Salah and blanks again as Brighton defensive assets shine ahead of good run 3

Robert Sanchez is the cheapest starting Premier League goalkeeper at just £6m, and he has performed superbly since earning the number one shirt at Brighton. He has tallied 70 points from his 12 starts, with 53 of those coming in his last six outings.

He has not dipped below five points in that stint, keeping four clean sheets and saving a penalty at Manchester City. It is form that has seen an 11% rise in the top 1,000 players recruiting his services, and this is expected to increase further with Brighton’s game-day against Crystal Palace taking place on Monday night.

Whatever your thoughts are on Ederson (£7.9m) or Emiliano Martinez (£6.3m), Sanchez does not only provide the budget option, but he offers you captaincy availability while being great value for money. It then allows the prospect of reinvesting that money elsewhere in your team.

The Overhaul deadline ends on Saturday at 12:30pm, so create or amend your Fantasy Football team here.

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380 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Chrisitis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Ings starting tonight means facup more important than PL right? Both Europe and relegation unlikely at this stage.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Think he just needs some matching to get on form, maby early subbed to Adams

      1. Chrisitis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        3/4 injuries already this season. Why give him 3 matches in one week.

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I see that, see my worries below...

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah Saints want to have a go ; was clear from their approach to the two Arsenal games

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Really interesting and strong Southampton squad. Need them to win so Villa vs Spurs moves to 29 and they get the triple double. Wolves rotated lineup making that more likely

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Think they will win comfortably tonight looking at the teams

  3. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Hopefully no more FA cup injuries today, getting very few good fwd alternatives for DGWs...

    1. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I really want ings in dcl out

  4. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Take it Che Adams just a rest Is it?

    1. THL33
        2 months, 7 days ago

        he is on the bench, so yes

    2. Tinfoil Deathstar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Had a bit of a nightmare with injuries/illness this week with 6/11 of my intended starting XI now flagged. Was strongly considering BB but can't see any point in that now. What to do with my 1FT and £2.0m ITB? As an FYI I'm likely to WC next week.

      Pope
      Dias - Cancelo - Taylor - Digne
      Bruno (vc) - Gundo (c) - Salah
      Antonio - DCL - Bamford

      Subs: Martinez; Coufal, Soucek, Son

      Taylor is 'touch and go' (AGAIN!) so really not sure whether transferring him out for a nailed Burnley defender like Mee/Tarkowski would be a wasted transfer.

      Thinking maybe DCL -> Cavani with the FT? Would consider taking a -4 but not sure who would be worth taking the hit for at the moment.

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Really considering DCL to Vydra lol

      1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        A.Barnes?

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        No you're not

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

          I actually was but changing mind now

      3. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Don't do it

        He's crap

      4. Echoes
          2 months, 7 days ago

          3 goals and 2 assists in 46 games for Burnley. I have a feeling he's not going to be a very good punt.

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

            Wtf lol

        • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          That is a poor man's Vardy.

      5. GROBARI
          2 months, 7 days ago

          So what happened to Dias Antionio and DCL? (I dont watch FA cup games). Are their injuries serious or they can play this GW?

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Dias could be ok. Antonio and DCL unlikely

          2. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Only DCL is defo out. Antonio is ok, Dias has the shits, might be ok too

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              correction- DCL’s availability subject to a scan but unlikely he will feature

          3. Tinfoil Deathstar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Dias had a fever/stomach bug. Personally, cannot see that ruling him out of Spurs and Everton games.

            Antonio is suffering with fatigue/muscle tightness. Didn't play in the cup game so should be back for Sat.

            DCL seems to have tweaked his hamstring (potential reoccurrence). Would suggest he is the most likely to be ruled out this weekend - potentially for both games in the double. Ancelotti is normally v straight with the media, so expect he will confirm either way.

          4. GROBARI
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Thanks all!

          5. M00N
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Whats the chance of a Lacazette benching?

            Thanks

            1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 7 days ago

              70/30

              1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 7 days ago

                In terms of him starting

            2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              If fit he will start. So if fit it is close to 100%.

              1. M00N
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                You don't think Auba might start ahead of him?

              2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Nope as seen from the recent games.

            3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Seems to start about 75% of games, if that helps.

          6. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Concerning Kane TC in GW 26, we all wish Southampton to win tonight right? I hope it does not end up to be BUR and Villa who hardly concede more than one goal.
            Otherwise it will be better to captain Gundo who plays teams that are very leaky at the back.

            1. Rains of Castamere
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              If Southampton win, it's highly likely Spurs will still double in 26 with BUR/ful which is prime for Kane TC

              1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                But also remember the tendency to score few goals. I will just go with Gundo this week and hope for the best.

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

            Digne also out..?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Don't know. Hope not.

              Hopefully we'll get something tomorrow.

              1. andres
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                All the dgw plans shaking now!

          8. andres
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Pope flagged wtf?!

            1. hullcityfan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Trained today - should be fine.

              1. andres
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Ufff

          9. Slitherene
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            2 FT, 4.4 ITB

            Martinez ¦ Forster
            Maguire Coufal Cancelo Lowton
            Bruno Rashford Grealish Barnes
            Jesus Ings
            ¦ Saka Wilson Holding

            Suggest a good use of the transfers?

            1. M00N
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Forster to Pope or Ederson. Maybe Wilson to Richarlison

          10. M00N
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            A or B or any suggestions, and would you Bench Boost?

            Pope
            Dias | Stone | Mee | Coufal
            Salah | Gündogan | Fernandes | Soucek
            Antonio | Bamford

            BENCH - Martinez | Son | Lacazette | Holding

            A) Son -> Rashford
            B) Lacazette -> Cavani

          11. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Anyone thinks McCarthy will be dropped soon?

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

            McCarthy
            KWP Vestergaard Bednarek Bertrand
            Armstrong JWP Romeu Minamino
            Ings Adams

            With this starting 11 back and the amount of doubles they have I feel a triple up will be the template in a couple weeks time. Ings and Vestergaard could be great options

            1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Not defence with Bednarek in there.

          13. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            When is Reguilon expected to be back?

          14. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Antonio has a tight hamstring and is a doubt

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Might aswell sell and get back 29

          15. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Rodri in training, Gundo (c) locked.

            1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              TC for me

          16. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Looking for suggestions if Digne, Antonio and DCL are out for DGW24.

            Would you use the bench to cover injuries and look to do one of the transfers below or use FTs on injured players?

            A. Johnstone to Pope and DCL to Rich
            B. Stones and Soucek to Lowton and Sterling (2FTs)

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

            1. HashAttack
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Would you play your bench players and bench Digne / DCL? - Seems too much risk to play them if they end up only getting the MCI fixture but miss the Fulham one

              I think I will sell DCL for Bamford (even though I bought in DCL for Wilson earlier in the week)
              Will probably keep Digne but bench him for Coufal and will probably just hope Antonio starts

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

            For those planning to WC25 / BB26 / FH29, what's your WC team look like?

          18. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Gundo will play CAM. (C) locked in.

            Rodri has trained.

            https://twitter.com/city_xtra/status/1359911116445483009?s=12

          19. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Popey no longer flagged

          20. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Gundo (C) relocked

          21. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            TC tempting again.

          22. yosim
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            what about the following options 1FT
            A) Grealish to Foden (have Gundogan)
            B) Grealish to Foden / DCL to Kane for -4
            C) DCL to Ings/Watkins

            Grealish has been disappointing recently and Antonio hasn't done much, thanks

          23. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Where to go with this team now that DCL likely out? 2FT 4.5 ITB.

            Areola (Martinez)
            Cancelo Stones Digne* Mee (Dallas)
            Salah Bruno Son Gundogan(c) (Soucek)
            Antonio* Bamford (Watkins)

            🙂 thanks guys

            1. M00N
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Probably Areola to Pope and maybe Son to Rashford/Digne to Shaw?

              1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Hmm, no interest in any of those really but cheers for reply. Not gonna double on Burnley defence when Areola already has a DGW. I’m fine with keeping Son personally, and would only ditch Digne this week if he’s confirmed out

          24. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Forster in goals tonight for Southampton in a fairly good looking team

          25. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Gun do BOOM

          26. Well you know, Triffic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Do people with FH want Saints to win or lose tonight?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Lose.