Spot the Differential

Differential Lowton can exploit Fulham and Palace’s weak left flanks in Double Gameweek 24

Gameweek 24 is almost upon us which gives us an opportunity to have a look at some more differential options.

This time, we’ve selected low-owned picks at Burnley, Chelsea and Fulham, who we think have the potential to make an impact.

As always, to qualify, the player must have an ownership of 5% or less at the time of writing.

Matthew Lowton

  • FPL ownership: 2.2%
  • Price: £4.5m
  • GW24-28 fixtures: cry + FUL | WBA | tot | ARS | eve

Following the inclusion of Ben Mee (£5.0m) in last week’s column, this time it’s the turn of team-mate Matthew Lowton (£4.5m).

Owned by just over 2% of FPL managers, the full-back has impressed this year and took up his most advanced position of the season against Brighton and Hove Albion last time out. That was in part due to Graham Potter’s 3-4-1-2 shape, but the fact Lowton registered three shots and had more final-third touches than any other player on the pitch is encouraging. 

They were a little unfortunate to concede too, restricting their opponents to just two shots on target and 0.52 expected goals (xG).

It’s also worth pointing out that both of Burnley’s opponents in the forthcoming double, Crystal Palace and Fulham, have often looked vulnerable when defending the left-side of the pitch in recent matches. That is something Lowton and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.4m), the Clarets only natural right-sided midfielder who is now available again after injury, will surely look to take advantage of.

Meanwhile, Burnley’s clean sheet prospects look promising, as the Eagles are set to be without talisman Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) and have failed to score without him in the starting XI this season. Fulham aren’t exactly known for their goalscoring either, and though that could change if they can up their conversation rate, I think owners can go into this double optimistic that Sean Dyche’s side can return at least one clean sheet.

Lowton has upped his performance levels in recent weeks, and now adding more consistency to his game, could be a solid differential.

César Azpilicueta

  • FPL ownership: 4.4%
  • Price: £5.7m
  • GW24-28 fixtures: NEW | sou | MUN | EVE | lee

Prior to the departure of Frank Lampard, César Azpilicueta (£5.7m) was facing an uncertain future at Chelsea.

The Spaniard had fallen below Reece James (£5.0m) in the right-back pecking order, which limited him to just eight Premier League starts up until Gameweek 20. However, Azpilicueta was restored to the starting XI in Thomas Tuchel’s first match in charge against Wolverhampton Wanderers and has stayed there since.

In fact, the captain has played every top-flight minute under the German coach, and is clearly benefitting from his manager’s decision to play a 3-4-3 formation. Now stationed on the right of a back-three, a position he thrived in under Antonio Conte in the 2016/17 title winning campaign, Azpilicueta is averaging 7.25 points per game and posting some encouraging numbers. 

Over the last four Gameweeks, amongst all defenders, the 31-year-old ranks joint-fourth for created chances, sixth for penalty area touches and tenth for final-third touches. He even provided a goal in the 2-0 win over Burnley. 

During that run, Chelsea have given up just five shots on target and 1.98 expected goals conceded (xGC), the lowest total in the league, which has helped them deliver clean sheets against Wolves, Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur. The quality of their opponents should of course be considered, but regardless, it’s a positive sign so early in Tuchel’s reign.  

Azpilicueta is a real leader, and alongside Thiago Silva (£5.6m) and Antonio Rudiger (£4.6m), offers plenty of clean sheet potential in the coming weeks.

Antonee Robinson

  • FPL ownership: 0.2%
  • Price: £4.4m
  • GW24-28 fixtures: eve + bur | SHU | cry | liv | MCI

23-year-old Antonee Robinson (£4.4m) joined Fulham from Wigan Athletic back in August, and has been one of their best performers since.

Though he is still waiting for his first attacking return of the season, his numbers are encouraging, and if Scott Parker’s side can step up and start converting their chances he could offer value at just £4.4m.

Since making his debut back in Gameweek 4, Robinson has shown himself to be effective in the final-third. 

Amongst all top-flight defenders, he ranks joint-seventh for created chances and final-third touches, eighth for crosses and second for successful take-ons. In fact, only Luke Ayling (£4.4m), João Cancelo (£6.0m), Ben White (£4.4m) and Azpilicuetahave a higher expected assist (xA) delta, which suggests he has been really unfortunate not to register a single assist.

The Cottagers goalless draw against West Ham United last time out leaves them 18th in the standings with 15 points, eight less than Burnley who are 17th. And though their Double Gameweek fixtures aren’t the easiest, their appeal is boosted by games to follow against Sheffield United and Crystal Palace. It’s also worth noting that they have a guaranteed fixture in Blank Gameweek 29, which could be useful for those who have already used the Free Hit chip.

Robinson has looked good since arriving in South London, and given the schedule, could be an effective budget differential.

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  1. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Is it crazy to play with five defenders (Dias, Stones, Mee, Digne and Coufal) insteat Raphinha and Antonio?

    Thank you!

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      I would possibly play Antonio over coufal, but it may come to coin flip.

  2. Finding Timo
    7 months, 18 days ago

    When will we know who plays doubles GW26 ? Cheers

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      we basically already do

  3. BigBillyBass
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Bench 1:

    A) Bamford (Arsenal away)
    B) Rudiger (Newcastle home)
    C) Son (Man City away)

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      C

    2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      C

  4. GW23 Review
    BigManBakar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    The Review: GW 23

    Hi everyone, welcome to the latest edition of “The Review” where I look ahead to the upcoming double GWs and chip strategies in detail:

    (Data taken from FFScout with consent)

    Before I begin, I’d like to mention that I post about FPL on my Instagram too, so if you have an Instagram account, do follow up here!

    http://instagram.com/bigmanbakar

    I’d like to dedicate this Review of mine to my dear friend Dylan who is an avid FPL player and a regular reader of my pieces. He is battling a brutal illness so my thoughts are with him and his family during these tough times – stay strong lil bro and good luck!

    Q: What is the optimum strategy for FPL managers wildcarding sometime soon who do not have their Free Hit in hand?

    I’d like to credit to @BenCrellin (on Twitter) for his outstanding work helping to shed more clarity on the double GWs coming up.

    Southampton winning against Wolves in the FA Cup means that Villa and Spurs are likely to have a fixture in GW 29. This would make it easy for FPL managers who have used their Free Hit chip to navigate through GW 29 given that Spurs also have a favorable double in GW 26 and most people own Villa assets already. Even if you don’t own Villa assets as of now, I've been writing all season about the outstanding value that they offer so it’s never too late to bring them in given that they have a double GW in 26 and then a fixture in 29 too when other teams are blanking. Grealish has created the most chances this season while Watkins is top for shots inside the box and non-pen xG of all players in the league in the past six GWs.

    Son and Kane meanwhile offer perhaps the best set of fixtures you'll get for premium players for triple captaincy going into double GW 26 (BUR ful/SOU). With Kane back fit, Son will get more service and for anyone looking to play their triple captain chip, this might be a really good opportunity to maximize the power of the chip. Both look set for big scores heading into these run of fixtures.

    Managers without a Free Hit in hand wildcarding in GW 25/26 can also target Brighton players who have wba in GW26 and then NEW in GW29. Same applies to Leeds players who have a double coming up (wol SOU) and then face ful in GW29. The Bam-phinha combo continues to deliver while Dallas given his attacking potential is also worth keeping an eye on.

    Q: Should Bench Boost be kept for GW 26 or later, or should it be used if the opportunity presents itself this GW or in GW 25?

    The strategy of bench boosting this GW or in the coming GW might be favorable for those FPL managers who already have Leeds, Southampton and Burnley assets. Both Leeds and Southampton have cheap assets while Burnley have a standout fixture v WBA in GW 25. For managers who have their teams well set up for a Bench Boost this week or next GW, I’d go for it even if it takes a hit. If you choose to go this way, you can wildcard in the coming weeks without spending too much money on your bench. This would surely help your team structure (non-playing keeper + defender might be needed given the number of premium options available in GW 26) and by doing this, you would have more time on your hands to assess information and plan for the coming GWs.

    Q: For managers with a Free Hit in hand, which players should be targeted if wildcarding in GW 25 to set yourself up for a Bench Boost in GW 26?

    Advantage of this strategy could be going big on Burnley this week and then wildcarding out their players as they have poor fixtures in the GW 26 double (tot LEI) and they are not players you'd ideally like to hold considering the tough opposition they face. No standout double GW options are there for GW 26 so planning a Bench Boost here is tricky. For the Bench Boost, you might have to rely on single GW players here. Another obstacle FPL managers will be facing is cash distribution given that some of the premium options have doubles in 26 (United Spurs Pool City). Another thing to note, now that I’ve brought up the premium options is, squad rotation since European competitions will start just before GW 26. This would mean that managers such as Guardiola might rotate their team a lot and we won’t be sure who his league preferences might be.

    I wouldn’t personally mind bench boosting my Leeds assets in 26 v AVL, I believe many FPL managers bench boosted in GW 19 and were let down when Leeds were beaten by Brighton 0-1. Leeds are a very attacking side though and now that we can see them back to their usual attacking self, hence the Bam-phinha combo is something I’d like for double GW 25 and for the Bench Boost in GW 26. I also like Shaw as a cheap defender to bench boost as over the last six GWs, he’s top for chances created and big chances created among defenders and will be facing a Chelsea side who aren’t creating much under Tuchel till date and a Palace-less Zaha side.

    I consider it highly important not to ignore fixtures post GW 27 when building a wildcard team because it's very easy to get lured in and fall victim to short sightedness with the upcoming doubles. Leicester’s fixtures in particular look great for GW 26 and beyond. Same goes for Everton, Liverpool and Spurs. It is also worth noting that when we gain more information on how the fixtures will fall in GW 27, 28 and 30, it could be worth looking at one of these GW's for Bench Boost because some of these GW's will be doubles as well. This should be of particular interest to managers who have triple captaincy in hand, as they can use that chip in GW 26 to maximize Spurs' fixtures and then plan a Bench Boost for a later double GW.

    Q: Who is the best captaincy option this GW?

    Firstly, I’d like to use @fpltipsindia’s (On Twitter) comparison for Man City midfielders to compare their numbers after De Bruyne’s injury:

    Gündoğan v Foden v Sterling

    Mins per big chance 80.5 vs 232 vs 67.5

    Mins per shot inside box 80.5 vs 58 vs 33.8

    Mins per expected involvement 84.7 vs 317.8 vs 83.6

    Mins per chance created 36 vs 46 vs 54

    Mins per BPS 5 vs 6.6 vs 7.5

    Sterling’s numbers are slightly ahead of Gündoğan’s. I believe both are great captaincy options this week, I wouldn’t be swapping one for the other. Gündoğan at the moment is offering more value than Sterling but Sterling is somewhat more explosive given his numbers so perhaps he's slightly a better option going into this game week. Foden is a good differential too but too big of a risk for captaincy. Another thing to note is that both of City’s upcoming opponents, Everton and Spurs, played 120 minutes of football and conceded nine goals between them so prospects are looking even better for Man City’s attack.

    Speaking of the Man City defence, given that Dias has been declared fit, it’s exceptional to note how solid City have been with him and Stones at the helm. Since GW 10, City have conceded just twice from open play and it comes across as no surprise given their underlying numbers. Since GW 10, Man City have conceded 2.8 times fewer big chances, 1.9 times fewer xG and 1.4 times fewer shots inside the box than the second-best teams in the league for these underlying statistics respectively which tells me that their defence is on an absolute elite level. They have by far the best odds of at least one clean sheet this GW, so there is every chance of more Man City defender hauls yet again.

    With the exception of the game against Man United where United were playing with 10 men, Spurs have an average xG of ∼0.55 against the top sides this season. By top sides, I refer to Man City, Chelsea, Leicester and Liverpool here. Little should be expected from Son/Kane while chances are that Man City defence will yet again be in the points. Captaining Cancelo I believe is a step too far though, I know he was rested in the cup game against Swansea but Pep rotated him v Sheffield United after having played just the one game against West Brom (he was rested against Cheltenham prior to that) so I can’t say he’d play two games with absolute confidence.

    Q: In this section, I discuss everything Burnley related.

    Burnley were really unfortunate to concede v Brighton having recorded the second lowest xG conceded this week. They kept Brighton very quiet throughout but it was highly unfortunate for Pope and Burnley defenders not to return in terms of FPL points.

    Burnley possess the standout options in terms of mid-value defenders going into the double GW (cpl FUL). First, they are up against a Zaha-less Palace side who are yet to score a goal in a game Zaha hasn't started this season. The stats show why:

    Palace with Zaha v without Zaha 20/21

    Shots in the box per game: 6.1 v 5

    Big Chances per game: 1.4 v 0.7

    Average xG per game: 1 v 0.6

    Anyone going for a James Justin replacement should really take a look at Burnley defenders as the numbers are suggesting a Burnley clean sheet might be on the cards. I now look at their defenders:

    Mee vs Tarkowski vs Lowton (Last 4 GWs)

    Mins per shot inside the box: 180 v 180 v 360

    Mins per big chance: 360 v 180 v 360

    Mins per baseline BPS: 9.2 v 8 v 8

    Mee vs Tarkowski vs Lowton (Over the season)

    Mins per shot inside the box: 126.67 v 163.63 v 1620

    Mins per big chance: 1140 v 450 v 1620

    Mins per baseline BPS: 7.5 v 9 v 8.3

    Tarkowski has outscored Mee by four big chances to one this season and has upped this threat recently. He'd be my pick if picking one right now even though generally Mee tends to do better for bonus. Tarkowski registered another big chance at the weekend and is now top among Burnley players for big chances over the past four matches. Last week I wrote how Mee might be the better pick due to bonus but given that Palace and Fulham are both the top two teams for most headed attempts conceded in the past six GWs too, Tarkowski might be worth the punt for goal threat given the aerial vulnerability of his upcoming opponents.

    Nick Pope is my number one pick from the Burnley squad going into the double GW though. He has the best minutes per BPS in all Burnley defenders and there is every chance he hauls whenever Burnley keep a clean sheet. In the reverse fixture against Palace, he recorded ten points.

    Burnley attack is second worst for xG, xG non-penalty, big chances and shots inside the box over the season. I would not advise investing in Burnley’s attacking assets since they do not seem to be a reliable source of points for FPL managers.

    Q: In this section, I speak about Fulham and Everton.

    Fulham:

    Fulham have a double GW coming up but, in my opinion, I would not suggest to actively invest in any of their assets. In terms of their defence, Areola is the only one that comes to mind considering the amount of saves he makes. Over the past six matches, Fulham are bottom four for big chances conceded and xG conceded non-penalty and I don’t see a clean sheet in any of the double GW fixtures this week.

    Upfront, the distribution of FPL points among their midfielders and attackers is random and there is no one specifically standing out in terms of their underlined numbers as well. They simply do not provide fantasy managers with enough confidence to be invested in.

    Everton:

    Digne is one holding onto if you already own him. Richarlison is the big one to talk about this GW, given Calvert Lewin’s absence. Everton have two double GWs in the next three GWs so he could be a good investment in the short term. He scored twice in the FA cup this week and regained some form heading into the double. However, he has lost penalties to Sigurdsson who has been playing very well so that goes against him. Calvert Lewin has always been the focal point of their attack this season, and clearly been the asset to own so Richarlison just for the Fulham game (given that Calvert Lewin should be back for City according to Ancelotti) is probably too short term for me for not managers not looking to wildcard next week. If Calvert Lewin was out for a prolonged period, Richarlison would be more tempting as in that case he’d be the main source of Everton’s attack.

    Q: In this section, I speak about the Leeds attack and Patrick Bamford.

    No player in the league has accumulated more shots inside the box and big chances than Patrick Bamford this season. Over the past four matches, Leeds are top for shots inside the box and in the top four teams for xG non penalty so their attacking numbers are witnessing an upturn. Further, Leeds are top for shots inside the box away from home this season and now have an away game coming up. I don’t own Bamford but given the improvement I see in Leeds numbers and the fact that Bamford is on penalties, I would strongly advise not benching him this GW as the numbers are suggesting that yet another Bamford haul could be on the cards.

    Q: Who is the best Dominic Calvert Lewin replacement?

    I’d look to sell Calvert Lewin given that he’s likely to miss the easier Fulham fixture this week and then has City and Liverpool in the next two. I’ve already spoken about Richarlison as a short-term pick just for this GW. Another short-term pick for those wildcarding next week is Cavani who is top for minutes per chance for all players in the league in the past four matches. Cavani has accumulated just two fewer big chances than Bruno and Rashford this season and that is despite having played more than half the number of minutes. He was rested against West Ham in the cup so I expect him to start, and given his numbers he should be safe for at least a goal against a West Brom side who have been consistently on the wrong end of defensive numbers this season.

    I also see Ings being discussed a lot:

    Ings 19/20 v 20/21

    Mins per shot inside the box: 36 v 47

    Mins per big chance: 128 v 154

    Mins per expected involvement: 151 v 234

    Ings is more of a long term pick with the doubles he has coming up. While he has the pedigree to come good, Ings’ numbers as yet are far from a reflection of the heights he hit last term. He registered two big chances against Newcastle which was promising, but I think he needs to show a bit more against Wolves this week before I suggest investing.

    Q: In this section, I analyze the Liverpool defence and run through their numbers in comparison to their performances in the yesteryears.

    No team conceded more big chances than Liverpool this GW and hence they had by far the worst xG conceded too. Only six teams have conceded more big chances than Liverpool this season while even the likes of Burnley and Newcastle have conceded fewer big chances till date. To put things into context, Liverpool have already conceded 50 percent more big chances than they did at this stage last season (45 conceded in 2021 v 30 conceded in 2019) and 70 percent more at this stage than in 18/19 (45 conceded in 2021 v 24 conceded in 18/19). They are now up against a Leicester side with Jamie Vardy back so I can’t see a clean sheet this weekend either. I would be looking to sell Robertson/Trent given the amount of double GW options available.

    Q: In this section, I speak about Brighton’s defence at home this season.

    Brighton are second only to Man City for shots in the box conceded, big chances conceded and xG conceded at home this season. They play Villa at home this week and I think they will make it difficult for them. For those FPL managers not on bench boost and having a dilemma on who to bench, Grealish and Watkins don't have that big a ceiling this week in my opinion. I can see Villa scoring once but I don’t think we’ll see a Gündoğan-esque haul from either this week.

    This brings me to the end of the article. I would like to thank @urboihamza (on Twitter) whose contribution has been immense helping me get my head around so much data. It would be great if you could offer him some encouragement too (follows/feedback appreciated!).

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    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Wow my finger hurts from all that scrolling but good write up.

    2. moz_1983
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Love your work, also on Reddit FPL. Cheers!

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      intresting that you recomend selling dcl as he has liverpool next and then recomend selling robertson as liverpool concedes alot of big chances

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Never forgot where you started.
      Well done!

    5. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Great read mate, look forward to your reviews, it’s one FPL article i read on a consistent basis. I’m hovering over the TC for Sterling.

    6. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Outstanding writing and research as ever. Cheers for this.

    7. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      that hurt my thumb but love your posts on here big man!

    8. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers big man

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Fudgy when we getting your review?

    9. northernmuppet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Excellent stuff every week!!

    10. Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Thanks as always. Helps solidify my Justin to tarkowski transfer

    11. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Great job mate. Bravo! P.s. Dylan hang on and I wish you to win this battle.

  5. Wicked Weapon
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Wilson to :

    A) Watkins
    B) Kane
    C) Cavani
    D) Ings

    First to five votes wins!

    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      C if one week punt

    2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      None Ings

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      C

  6. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Off to hospital tomorrow morning so won't get any news or see any football this weekend sadly, this GTG chaps (saving FT as no wildcard)?

    Pope
    Cancelo Dias Digne Maguire
    Sterling(C) Bruno Grealish Maddison
    Richarlison Antonio
    (Forster Son Coufal Brewster)
    1FT

    1. Wicked Weapon
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Looks good to me

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      GTG - best of luck in hospital fella

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        cheers and GL for the GW

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Get well soon

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers Fudgemeister and GL with your BB if you pull the trigger

  7. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    I have Stones, Cancelo, and Dias. I need to lose one for Gundo TC. I want to keep Stones. So pick 1 to go:

    A. Dias
    B. Cancelo.

  8. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Am I G2G? Think I've decided to just roll my FT and keep it for next week... Any changes?

    Martinez
    Stones - Dias - Shaw
    Salah - Gundo - Bruno - Raphina - Soucek
    Antonio - Bamford

    Bench order: Meslier - Coufal - Dier - DCL

  9. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    DCL record vs Man City:

    Played 6
    2 goals
    2 assists

    Both his goals came in 3-1 losses

    Is he worth playing even if he's missing FUL....?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Depends on who you will start if you benched him. My options are Cresswell or Soucek vs SHU

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        If I bench him and Son that means starting Soucek, Bamford and Antonio

        This is how I'm lined up currently with 1FT being rolled:

        Pope
        Dias, Stones, Coufal, Shaw
        Gundo (C), Salah, Bruno, Soucek
        Bamford, Antonio
        (Martinez) (DCL, Son, Dallas)

        That bench looks all kinds of wrong!!

  10. Alex1995
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Worth taking out DCL with a free transfer?

    If so, who’s best to put in? Tempted by Richarlison

    1. Jimmy Boy
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      I'm getting rid, be a surprise if he gets any more than two points against City (although he did surprise us against United). Main options looking like Richarlison, Ings, Cavani and also Watkins

  11. Sharpify
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 18 days ago

    DCL is looking like missing at least one of the DGW games, now at 50%.

    Sell DCL for Ings with a view to having an Ings & Bamford combo for the DGW in week 25? Or save the 4pt hit and leave Antonio (at 75% but i think he was rested for FA Cup) and Jesus up front this week?

  12. Merlinho
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Is Bobby Reid likely to play both games do you think lads? I'm considering taking out DCL for Reid, which would allow me to upgrade Antonio to Kane next week. Maybe a stretch though...

  13. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone starting Michail?

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Yep

      1. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Hopefully this week is a good week Tony! GL!

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Yep

      1. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Cool!

  14. DBossman_2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    What gets more points?

    A) Cancelo, Dias, Gundo(C), Salah
    B) Shaw, Dias, Gundo, Sterling (C) -4

  15. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 18 days ago

    What did Ancelotti say about DCL&Digne?

    Which moves?

    A) Mendy -> Pope and DCL -> Richa
    B) Stones-> Digne and Salah -> Sterling

  16. damiang2233
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Pope & Watkins for McCarthy & Wilson? Worth it the -4?

    Keeping DCL but should I play or bench him?

    1. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Yes
      Bench

  17. Slurpy
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Play Shaw or Bamford?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Bambam

    2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Both have a very high ceiling. Post the rest of the team pls.

      1. Slurpy
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Areola
        Lowton Mee Stones
        Sterling Gundogan Rashford Fernandes
        Ings Watkins

  18. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Would you sell DCL for a hit or just play Bamford?

    Would mean no Everton players.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Read the post above from BigBamBakar about Bamford...

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Play Bamford

    3. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      I think that most will keep him on the bench as he may be fit for the city match. They will more than likely have a double in 26 as well.

  19. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    First to five wins.

    I have Stones, Cancelo, and Dias. I need to lose one for Gundo TC. I want to keep Stones. So pick 1 to go:

    A. Dias
    B. Cancelo.

    1. DBossman_2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Dias if no WC left, Cancelo if WC intact.

  20. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    With a wildcard next GW in the pipeline, which of the following options seems the best for GW24 alone?

    A) Areola + Bamford
    B) Pope + Josh King (-4)
    C) Areola + Ashley Barnes (-4)

  21. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    I imagine everyone saving TC for Kane 26? Is anyone going Sterling 24? Stats are great atm and he’s on form

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      I'm thinking it's a definite bold move.

      He's in some form at long last for fantasy points.

  22. Finding Timo
    7 months, 18 days ago

    I am still torn between mee and Tarkowski as both seem to have same odds to score but mee has already scored 2 and is cheaper so just seems the better pick?

  23. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    People with free hit, wildcard and BB still in hand, when are you activating them? Interested to see if the general consensus is still wildcard 25, BB26

  24. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Thoughts on plan? My team for reference:

    Pope
    Cancelo / Stones/ Digne / Coufal
    Salah / Fernandes / Gundogan / Soucek
    Bamford / Antonio

    Martinez // DCL* / Raphinha / Mitchell

    1 FT. I'm looking at Mitchell > BUR defender. I'd have played DCL this week an maybe BB'd. Him being out is an annoyance, so I'm looking at a FWD I can bring in (-4) to take advantage and still BB.

    Might bring in Cavani, because he satisfies the next two & team looks okay for GW25

    Then I would WC in 26, keeping some Leeds benched etc to prepare for GW29.

    Maybe I'll play the TC in 25. I'm not sure how I feel about not playing TC in 26 yet.

    Alternatively WC25, TC26.

  25. vova
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Pope
    Dias Stones Mee Lowton Maguire
    Salah Fernandes Gundogan (C)
    Watkins Antonio
    Martinez Son Anguissa DCL

    Not sure what to do with my bench. Good to go?

  26. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    4d chess move? Son and chilwell to sterling(c) and ben mee for -8??

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah but prefer Tark if you can stretch

      1. PocketZola
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        I can can, exactly! To give this for -8

        Martinez
        Tark rob cancello coufal
        Sterling(c) gun salah bruno greal
        Bam

        Subs, dcl, mitchell, Brewster

  27. damiang2233
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Am i taking a risk with just 1 Man city (Cancelo)? 2 tough games

  28. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Start Dallas or Konsa - I'm feeling Dallas

    1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Dallas. Brighton on hot form.

      1. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers fella

  29. Vasshin
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Should I double up on burnley defense with lowton or Tarkowski as Justin replacement as i already have Mee.
    Or just transfer Dallas in for Justin as leeds have double next week

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      The latter.

  30. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Going for it now, Salah and Stones to Sterling and Lowton (-4). GTG?

    Pope
    Cancelo Digne Lowton
    Sterling(c) Bruno Son Gundogan Soucek
    Ings Antonio

    Martinez Coufal DCL Mitchell

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      They are my exact moves, except for free

    2. DBossman_2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Like those moves a lot! Thinking similar but might lose Cancelo and keep Dias now. Good Luck!