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The merits of a Gameweek 26 Wildcard and what my new FPL squad could look like

How Fantasy Premier League managers navigate the upcoming series of Double Gameweeks could prove season-defining for many of them.

We are currently facing the potential for back-to-back Double Gameweeks in 24, 25, 26 and 27, which is exciting indeed.

The bigger of the Doubles is likely to be in Gameweek 26 and traditionally, the practice has been to Wildcard before this sort of round so you are ready to Bench Boost in it. What is different this year is that the big Double Gameweek does not fall in Gameweek 34 or 37 like previous seasons, but much earlier. 

With it falling at a later stage, there was less worry about setting up long-term for the rest of the season but using the second Wildcard as early as Gameweek 25 means that you have to make sure you don’t handicap yourself by getting tunnel vision and looking solely at the Gameweek 26 fixtures alone. 

What is beneficial though, is that most of the top teams, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs, have the Double Gameweek in 26 and assets from these teams are good picks long-term. 

However, due to these expensive assets having a Double Gameweek, setting up a Bench Boost team is quite tricky. I had a go at a potential Wildcard team, with a view to Bench Boost in Gameweek 26, which you can see below. There is £2.6m in the bank there to convert Danny Ings (£8.4m) to Harry Kane (£11.0m).

The Bench Bwho have a single Gameweek fixture at home to Aston Villa, which is decent and Leeds on their day can score a few past anyone. 

Still, they’ve not been as free-scoring at home so this could be a disappointment. Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) would be the Bench Boost keeper, but I am a little bit concerned about his recent performances and Fraser Forster (£4.0m) waiting in the wings.

Antonio Rüdiger’s (£4.6m) possible Gameweek 26 fixtures are Manchester United (home) and Liverpool (away) so I am not really confident about a clean sheet in either. Matthew Lowton (£4.5m) is likely to have Spurs and Leicester where, again, I don’t feel too confident about his point potential. 

Now let’s have a look at what I could do by focusing most of the money in the starting eleven while still retaining five starting defenders.

Right off the bat, I like having Jack Grealish (£7.8m), he is as nailed as it gets with the European schedule coming up and I trust Villa’s attack to deliver. I included James Justin (£5.2m) as a placeholder as he can be changed for any other Leicester defender now that we know about his long-term injury. The Foxes have a great run of fixtures from Gameweek 27 with Brighton (away), Sheffield United (home), although are not playing in Blank Gameweek 29.

Jannik Vestergaard’s (£4.7m) potential Double Gameweek 26 is not as appealing, which could see Southampton travel to Everton and Spurs but the Saints play Sheffield United (away), Brighton (home), Burnley (home) and West Brom (away) between Gameweeks 27 and 31 which I like. Ben White (£4.4m) is also a great budget option from a decent defensive side. 

Another factor that cannot be underrated – information. Closer to Gameweek 26, we will have more clarity about injuries, European rotation, upcoming doubles and in general can set up the Wildcard better for the rest of the season. 

Like many of you, I have left plenty of points on the bench in the last few weeks and while we have been fortunate that money was not an issue with many of the heavy hitters injured or out of form, it is likely to be scarce going forward. 

I really don’t like having to make a decision who to bench out of Raphinha etc every week. Yes bench strength could be useful but most of the players I have picked are reliable starters. I also want to have every last bit of cash available going forward and not have it tied up in the likes of a bench goalkeeper, and/or an eighth attacker. That’s about £1.5m which can go a long way in the coming Gameweeks. 

This is how my team currently looks:

I have two free transfers and £3.0m in the bank for Double Gameweek 24. Before the flags on Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) and Michail Antonio (£6.7m), I was pretty set on using the two free transfers on Eric Dier (£4.9m) to James Tarkowski (£5.3m) and Forster to Nick Pope (£5.5m) and activating my Bench Boost. 

The flags on those two forwards have made things a bit trickier. I don’t mind taking a hit for Ings this week as I was planning to do that next week anyway. I could then do Tomas Soucek (£5.4m) to Raphinha and possibly another hit for Dallas to ‘dead-end’ my team in Gameweek 25, and then Wildcard out the Southampton and Leeds assets in Gameweek 26. I am not too keen on taking a minus-eight just to Bench Boost though. 

I imagine a lot of us are in the same boat, I was initially thinking of even navigating Gameweek 26 without using the Wildcard but West Ham not having a Double then has made that a bit tricky. 

I should also mention that I have my Free Hit chip intact, so navigating Gameweek 29 is not that much of an issue. 

Plenty to think about! Hope this article gave you food for thought, thanks for reading. 

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4,305 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Prince of Persia
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Which one to bench?
    A) Son
    B) Bamford

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Son.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Never bench Son

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Yeah I'm selling to Sterling

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          Haul confirmed

        2. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          I did the same minutes ago. Benching Son seems weird, I prefer simply change to Sterling and captain him instead of leaving Son on bench.

          1. Prince of Persia
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 hours ago

            I already have 3 city players. Cannot bring Sterling.

            1. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 6 hours ago

              Understood. I shift from 2 def 1 mid to 1 def 2 mid from Man City.

      2. Prince of Persia
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Even against that Man city defense?

    3. luk46
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      would start Bamford personally

    4. toonstar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      A

    5. Prince of Persia
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Thanks guys.

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Ideas on this lot?

    Pope (Martínez)
    Stones, Cancelo, Coufal (Dallas) (Robertson)
    Grealish, Salah, Gündogan, Fernandes, Soucek
    Watkins, Antonio (Calvert-Lewin)

    2 FT, 3.5 in bank

    a) sell Robbo/Coufal
    b) sell DCL/Antonio
    c) sell Soucek
    d) something else

    Cheers for any ideas

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      FH/WC still?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        TC, WC

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          I’d probably go Robbo to Burnley to cover that and Donkey/Antonio to Kane/BamBam next week

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 7 hours ago

            Oh I forgot Pope...hmmm...

            Fancy a short term punt on Richarlison?

    2. HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Are you planning to WC anytime soon? Robbo / DCL should if you have excess FT.

      DCL -> Bamford / Ings woulnd't be the worst option.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        GW30 WC probably

    3. Prince of Persia
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      I just sold DCL. Injured and has tough fixtures afterward.

      1. Prince of Persia
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        DCL to Cavani/Vardy imo.

    4. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      I’d sell Robbo maybe?

      Hard choice cos side is looking pretty tidy

    5. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Think Robertson has to go, just someone cheap

    6. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Cheers all.

    7. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Robo to AWB and bring in kane next week

    8. Jase3377
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      DCL to Bamford and Robbo to Mee and you have my team

      Same chips left too and thinking WC 30/31

  3. derdourily
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Which one to bench?

    A) Coufal
    B) Bamford
    C) Dawson

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      A or C for sure

      Probably Dawson

      1. derdourily
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        i can see wham getting cs against sheffield that's why im so confused.
        Dawson with his goal threat too , i don't think that's too easy to bench him.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          I like Coufal for bps and attacking potential, I think Dawson was fortunate to score both

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      A makes no sense

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      C

      1. derdourily
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        How about a potential cs for wham + dawson's goal threat

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          You can bench Coufal then, would hedge the bet in this case

    4. Prince of Persia
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      C

    5. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      C

    6. toonstar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      C

    7. derdourily
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Cheers guys 😉

    8. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      5 years ago you’d be mad to bench Dawson, but he’s the obvious one to bench today.

  4. HammersXI
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Planning to WC next week, and not very keen on a City double up defence. Am thinking of these moves instead:

    Stones + Maddison + Son -> Digne + Lookman + Gundogan (-4) to get this team:

    Martinez
    Dias* Lowton* Digne* Rudiger (Coufal)
    Lookman* Gundogan* Sterling* Salah Bruno
    Antonio (Bamford)

    Thoughts? Planning to WC next week

    1. luk46
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      bit sideways imo, Leicester and Spurs also got double gws

      1. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Am planning to wildcard in GW25

      2. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        And I do not think Stones would start both games, and city have tough fixtures for their defenders.

        1. luk46
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          well I would assume he does. If you wc in gw25, Son > Rashford or Chelsea maybe worth a punt

          1. HammersXI
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 hours ago

            I got burnt by Chelsea so no. I'm aiming doubles or no one

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      I own Digne and not even sure if plays 1st game then Man City

      1. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Yeah that's my biggest doubt atm. Carlo didn't say anything in the pressers so that's annoying..

        I'm thinking Gundo > Stones has a higher ceiling.

    3. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Nah not worth it to me. If you’re going to WC, just punt Son onto someone

      1. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        I have 2 FT and don't intend on burning a transfer

  5. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Hard to look at those Nick pope fixtures and not be tempted to captain him...

    1. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      If you double up on the Burnley defence that's technically double points like a captain, right?

      1. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        I guess...

        I only have the one though. Sterling my other opinion but he tends to do better against worse sides than he’s got this week

        1. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          I'm going with Sterling as a somewhat differential, Pope is another level but feel like there's a higher ceiling with Sterling. Your call though at the end of the day!
          If you watch the football then having a goalkeeper as your captain is insanity because there's nothing worse than watching games with your defenders in 😀

    2. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Yeah good luck, will be hailed as a master stroke if it comes off

  6. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Plan to sleep through the deadline so I assume this is good to go?

    Pope
    Cancelo Coufal Dallas Tarkowski(VC)
    Gundogan Son Salah Bruno Sterling(C)
    Bamford

    (Forster - Adams - Branthwaite - Brewster)

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Gundog has to be VC

      Good in the sense that boo ok changes are needed

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        That no changes are needed *

        Geez iPhone ...

      2. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        I'd not put both C and VC on the same team players

    2. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      I’d VC Gundo but yeah good stuff, good luck.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Looks good
      nice to have no bench headache!

      1. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Had a little headache over starting Dallas or Adams but can't deny Dallas while he's got his midfield role & I'd rather Southampton didn't score

    4. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Guess C VC the only things but up to you on those!

    5. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      I guess with a double gameweek you don't have to follow the hypothesis of NOT captaining & vice-captaining two players from the same game?

  7. noquarternt
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Martinez
    WanB Cancelo Stones Lowton
    Salah Bruno Gundo (c) Soucek Grealish
    Watkins

    Johnstone, Cresswell, Antonio, Rodrigo

    Would you change any subs/players or GTG?

    1. luk46
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      tough one, I would start Cresswell over Wan Bissaka and Antonio over Soucek

      1. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Agree with Antonio, assuming he's fit but Wan Bissaka over Cresswell does make sense. That's a very tough choice though.

    2. toonstar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Decent squad, difficult decision. Start Cresswell as on set pieces too. Or maybe Antonio over Soucek/Watkins

    3. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Thanks guys, Antonio flag not worrying?

      1. Emp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        Antonio will either start or not play at all

  8. luk46
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Pope
    Cancelo Stones Coufal Shaw
    Salah Son Grealish Bruno Gündogan
    Antonio
    Martinez DCL KWP Brewster

    I got 1 ft with 2.5m itb. Would you save it and get two Leeds players for gw25?
    My plan is to save wc and bb in gw26!

    1. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Save 100%

      1. luk46
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        thanks, something like DCL > Cavani or Ings on the cards... but I guess saving is better as well

        1. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          Can do it next week, we’ll have the doubles hopefully too. Just in case Crellin is wrong.

  9. toonstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Start Two out of these 4? The other two will be benched.

    A) Coufal (SHU)
    B) Maddison (LIV)
    C) Grealish (BRI)
    D) Bamford (ARS)

    1. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Tough, probably C and D

    2. Prince of Persia
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      A & C

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Start Grealish for sure, prob Bamford also

    4. Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      a & c

  10. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Tarkowski is such a dullard transfer

    1. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      3.1% TSB makes him a differential

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Hmmm

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Mee and him are hard to ignore. One goal in this dgw can possibly give you 20+ pts.

  11. Fer Fuch's Ake
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    No MCI attacking assets this DGW and Captaining BUR Barnes (CRY, FUL). Make or break GW

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Ummm

      Break.

      1. Fer Fuch's Ake
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Martinez
        Lowton Dias Cancelo Coufal
        Salah Fernandes Grealish Lingard
        Richarlison Barnes
        Subs McCarthy Dallas Bamford Son

        See you at the top

        1. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          Prefer Cancelo captain, but your call

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Green arrow incoming

    3. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Good luck

    4. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      You are brave

    5. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Please don't captain barnes

  12. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Help plz..
    A) Salah to Sterling
    B) Son to Gundo/Foden

    Also... DCL to Cavani or Justin to AWB

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      A of those

    2. luk46
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      B with Gündogan and DCL > Cavani looks good... planning to get Son back for gw26?

    3. Prince of Persia
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      A & DCL to Cavani

  13. Prince of Persia
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Gundo will play both matches you think?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Decent chance

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Hopefully so.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Almost certainly

    4. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Can never be sure but if KDB is still cooked I think he’s got a good chance.

  14. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Anybody know anything about DCL will he be available for the Fulham game?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Out

    2. Prince of Persia
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      No

  15. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Here's me atm, thoughts?

    Martinez
    Dias Coufal Lowton
    Bruno(c) Salah Sterling Son Gundogan(vc)
    Bamford Antonio

    Ryan Targett Ayling Brewster

    1FT, 1.7m

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Looks like all the rest (mine incl)

    2. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Ryan>Pope

  16. LABILLETHEGOAT
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    which would you do? Have 1FT. Thanks
    a. justin > veltman (-4) to fund son > sterling?
    b. Justin > Shaw (have stones, mee, coufal)
    c. keep & bench bamford/son

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    A) DCL to cavani or ings
    B) Justin to AWB or Shaw
    C) Play Raph and save 2ft

    1. Prince of Persia
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      A

    2. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      A. Cavani if WC 25. If not, Ings.

    3. toonstar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      B

    4. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      A with Ings.

  18. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Two best options beside City players for DGW24? Have 2FT and WCing 25.

    1. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Pope Mee Tark
      Jamez Lookman
      Richarlison Barnes Wood

      If you want something a bit different just for the one week.

      1. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Wood is a doubt to start either. I think Jamez / Lookman are good differentials.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Maybe a Burnley defender

      Cavani, Ings, Rudiger, Rashford

  19. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    when are the possible additional games for GW 26 likely to be announced?

  20. HammersXI
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    If you're planning to ignore BB in GW26, would WC in 26 be more ideal?

    Trying to see how I can navigate 24/25 with one hit and still try to maximise DGW players

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Not sure what all the fuss is about, I’m BBing the S*%# out of 26

      1. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        The diff is that if you WC in 26, you can't use any chips hence I'm considering if its wise

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 hours ago

          Wc 25 bb 26

    2. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Literally why the article was written, I think. It answers that 🙂

      1. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Gotta read it ocne again

  21. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Gtg? WC in 30...

    Martinez
    Mee Dias Stones
    Son Bruno Greal Sterling Raph
    Ings Bamford
    (Johnstone, Antonio, Dallas, Justin)

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Bueno

    2. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Start Antonio over Raph

  22. AdamJ91
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    I don't think I'd ever question this ever again & it might sound ridiculous but play either Coufal/Soucek ahead of Son?

    Think I'm currently on this;

    Pope
    Dias - Cancelo - Digne - Coufal
    Salah - Fernandes - Gundogan
    Cavani - Bamford - Antonio

    (Martinez - Son - Soucek - Dallas)

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Never bench Son, Antonio huge risk imho

    2. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      You need a BB

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Not a bad shout

      2. AdamJ91
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Already used BB a few weeks back.

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Soucek and son over Coufal and Antonio

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Agree

    4. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      I'd keep your line up as is

  23. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Folks, I need some help with team for GW24.
    Your feedback is appreciated.

    McCarthy*/ Steer
    Dias*/ Cancelo*/ Maguire*/ Pieters*/ Dunne
    Salah*/ Fernandes*/ Son*/ Soucek/ Lookman*
    Calvert-Lewin/ Antonio*/ Watkins

    2 FTs and 4.5m ITB.
    * indicates players likely to start

    Going for GW25 WC, GW26 BB and GW29 FH.
    Which means I am going for punts this GW.
    The problem I have is, the punts I go for would have to depend on the structure I opt for.
    As of now - before I go for punts - I am trying to decide who to start.

    1. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Watkins is another player to start (forgot to insert asterisk). Actually, a bit of a split between Watkins and Soucek on who to start the last remaining spot.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      If you have to * every player you are probably doing it wrong

      Watkins is likely to start, I’d go donkey to rich

      1. Grounderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        If to Rich, means I would be starting all 3 of my forwards (and start Watkins). Soucek and Maguire would have to be sacrificed to the bench.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 hours ago

          I’d bench Antonio souchek and Dunne

          1. Grounderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 hours ago

            Against Sheffield Utd? Knowing this being COVID season, you might be predicting right - could end up a 0-0 or boring draw.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 6 hours ago

              I don’t think Antonio plays and Sheffield doesn’t give up many headed goals

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Salah, Antonio to Sterling, Cavani or Richarlison for me

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Son over salah actually. Lots of money itb

        1. Grounderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          Thing is, I expect Son to get some returns against Man City.
          Not sure if benching/selling Son is a good idea.
          I have tried to do Soucek to Sterling but I am 1.9m less.
          This means, I might have to go DCL to an even cheaper forward like Brewster.

          1. Grounderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 hours ago

            Let's say I go for Sterling, I would have to bench at least one of the midfielders below.

            Salah, Fernandes, Sterling, Son and Lookman.

            Of these, I am more likely to bench Son but that's not where I am leaning towards on.

  24. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    I'm keeping DCL, has amazing games in potential DGW26.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      That’s what wc 25 is for

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        I don't have one lol

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Being what?

  25. waldo666
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    1 FT and 5.5 ITB

    Had a plan, wondering weather I stick to it, thoughts appreciated.

    Pope
    Shaw Dallas Cancelo
    Salah Son Bruno Gundo Raphinha
    Bamford Antonio

    (McCarthy Coufal Mitchell Brewster)

    A) Mitchell to Dias (play over Dallas)
    B) Son to Sterling
    B) Save FT
    C) Something else

  26. Maarrrr17
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Excuse me FPL experts.

    would you BB this team

    pope

    cancelo cresswell digne

    Saka Soucek Bruno Salah Gundo

    Bamford Cavani

    Martinez, Dias, Holding, Antonio

    antonio could be Rich for a -4, giving me 2 dgw on my bench

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Yes

      1. Maarrrr17
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        How does one feel about the -4 to rich

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 hours ago

          Like it better if you are wc soon

          1. Maarrrr17
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 hours ago

            Honestly don't know when I will wildcard, have all my chips still.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 6 hours ago

              I did it planning to wc25 bb26

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Yup

  27. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Nice article by Zophar, but lots of if's, but's and maybe's.....

    None the wiser....

    When will the final gw26 be released?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Lots of that this year, why I prefer Andy, less why and more what

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Yeah, I'd come up with the same questions.

        I'm looking for someone to provide me with answers....

  28. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    G2G?

    Mendy
    Cancelo Stones Coufal(Dallas)(Holding)
    Salah Fernandes Gundogan Grealish Son
    Bamford Antonio (DCL)

    Or do Holding to Lowton just to bench Son?

    1. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      G2G imo!

  29. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Really torn on whether to WC this team next week? If saving for GW31 I'd likely take a -4 over the next 3 weeks to do Bellerin, Martinelli, Sterling & DCL -> Tarkowski, Raphina, Son & Kane. Whatcha think?

    A) FT this week, WC next week
    B) Save FT (or BUR defender in), and delay WC

    Pope, Forster
    Cancelo, Coufal, Bellerin, Targett, Mitchell
    Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Gundogan, Martinelli
    DCL, Bamford, Watkins

    Bank 2.3m, 1FT, all chips

  30. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    When Kun is ready Im.................

    1. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Going to see how he plays and how often and then maybe get him in