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Man City 3-0 Spurs

  • Goals: Rodri (£5.3m), Ilkay Gündogan x2 (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Gündogan, Raheem Sterling (£11.6m), Ederson (£6.1m)
  • Bonus points: Gündogan x3, Ederson x2, Rodri x1

ON THE SPOT

Manchester City’s penalty-taking saga of 2020/21 took another intriguing turn in their 3-0 win over Spurs.

After the first match of Double Gameweek 24, the club’s designated spot-kick taker remains unknown even though they scored a penalty on Saturday.

Fresh from his Gameweek 23 miss at Anfield, Ilkay Gündogan (£6.0m) did not step up this time, even though it was him who won the latest penalty.

Despite Ederson (£6.1m) waltzing to the half-way line, figurative cap in hand and sporting puppy-dog eyes, Pep Guardiola would not let his goalkeeper anywhere near the penalty.

Instead, Rodri (£5.3m) was the man who grabbed the ball and took it. 

His effort was not exactly convincing, squeezing just under Hugo Lloris‘ (£ outstretched palm in what could have been a save for the Spurs goalkeeper.

Incredibly, that was the midfielder’s first-ever penalty in club football, the fact he took it simply coming down to his attitude, based on his post-match quotes.

“No (I’ve never taken a penalty in my club career before). I was a bit angry the last weeks because we’ve been missing many penalties, more than we expect. You have to score big penalties. I grabbed the ball and nobody take it away from me. We were laughing in the locker room. Next penalty, I’m going to take.” – Rodri

However, Guardiola was keen to nip Rodri’s enthusiasm in the bud, citing the fortune associate with the Spaniard’s penalty and ruling out any chance of him establishing himself as the first-choice taker.

“No (Rodri has not done enough to convince me he is Manchester City’s penalty taker). The taker was no good. We were lucky. So I love and admire the courage to take it but he was not a good taker. We were lucky.” – Pep Guardiola

Naturally, journalists put the question of Ederson taking a penalty to the Manchester City manager, which perhaps carried more weight considering his 70-yard pass to assist Gündogan’s second goal of the night.

“If he can play that pass from 70 yards he can shoot from 12. His quality of the shot is good. I know him. Penalties are different. I need to think.” – Pep Guardiola

GROIN-DOGAN

For all Gündogan’s brilliance in Man City’s 3-0 win, his burgeoning ownership will still have one eye on Guardiola’s next press conference.

After racking up his fourth double-figure haul since Gameweek 19, the German international asked to be brought off in the 68th minute, clutching his groin.

Guardiola revealed after the game that they would not know enough to assess the damage and provide a return date until he had been looked at tomorrow.

“We will see (how he is) tomorrow. He told me (his groin) was tight. He is intelligent to say it but we will see tomorrow.” – Pep Guardiola

Aside from the injury latest, Gündogan owners will be pleased with one development in Double Gameweek 24: how he combines with Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m).

We recently reported that the midfielder was struggling to occupy advanced pockets of space when Guardiola deployed a centre-forward instead of a false-nine.

But it appears that Gündogan is rapidly learning to overcome that stumbling block.

Against Spurs, he pressed into dangerous areas with ominous regularity, popping up to get on the end of passes from Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) and Ederson in the second half after winning a penalty for a similar run in the first.

DIAS ANOTHER DAY

Cancelo finally delivers big haul as Gündogan shines in KDB's absence 17

Even though Manchester City recording a 14th clean sheet of the season, the somewhat surprising absentee was Rúben Dias (£6.1m).

It was the first time Guardiola’s men had taken to the field in the Premier League without him since Gameweek 3.

Judging by the manager’s pre-match quotes, his midweek illness likely played a part in that benching though.

“He had the fever and didn’t feel good. Aymeric played so we went with him.” – Pep Guardiola

Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) enjoyed a largely uneventful evening alongside John Stones (£5.2m) and, considering he has now started three of the last four matches for City, it is clear the competition for centre-back places is continually on the rise.

As a result, João Cancelo (£6.1m) is now the most popular defender among Guardiola’s men, boasting 23.0% ownership worldwide.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Zinchenko, Laporte, Stones, Cancelo; Gündogan, Rodri, B Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Foden.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; B Davies, Dier, D Sánchez, Tanganga; Højbjerg, Ndombèlé; Son, Moura, Lamela; Kane.

Elsewhere in Double Gameweek 24

James Maddison (£7.4m), Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) got the goals for Leicester as they executed an impressive second-half comeback to beat Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday lunch-time.

The latter looks set to emerge from the King Power Stadium with the most impressive tally as he recorded a goal and an assist, putting him in the running for two bonus points.

It was bad news for owners of Liverpool defenders as Ozan Kabak‘s (£5.0m) debut ended in disaster. Goalkeeper Alisson (£5.9m) collided with him in the 81st minute, allowing Vardy to convert into an open net.

With goals for Maddison (15.2%-owned) and Vardy (14.8%), the fact that Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) also found the net means the Fantasy masses are likely to be content with the way Double Gameweek 24 has begun.

The Egyptian is owned by 42.7% of managers worldwide, although was not considered a big part of the captaincy by the highest-performing managers.

Just 0.5% of the top 10k handed him the armband this week, a total of nine players receiving more attention in that department, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m)

Burnley got their Double Gameweek off to a relatively positive start, although it came at some cost.

As expected, they secured a clean sheet against a Crystal Palace attack still yet to score a Premier League goal without Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) in the team this season.

Nick Pope (£5.5m) secured an eight-point score thanks to three saves and a one bonus while Matt Lowton (£4.5m) score his first-ever goal for Burnley.

While it was a rare attacking return for the right-back, he capitalised on Crystal Palace’s well-documented problems defending their left flank of late, recently discussed in our Double Gameweek 24 preview article.

However, the second half produced two concerning injuries for Sean Dyche’s men.

Ben Mee (£5.0m) was taken off with a potentially serious head injury, receiving extensive treatment on the pitch and coming off wearing a brace.

And minutes later, Erik Pieters (£4.3m) felt a groin problem develop and was replaced by Phil Bardsley (£4.4m)

Fantasy managers invested in the Burnley defence will know the impact Mee has had this season and with Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) still sidelined, their left-back position could also be a problem against Fulham…

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1,225 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Releasebreaks
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    As Laporte is back in lineup, Stones more likely to get rotated.
    For sure Dias will keep his place

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

      Laporte played the cup game, though. I'd fancy Stones to play against Everton. It's his former team, too...

      1. Releasebreaks
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        After Everton is against Arsenal on weekend, then is champions league.

        I guess stones might get rested against Arsenal then play fresh on champions league.

        Laporte to play against Arsenal

        Dias to play all games

  2. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Is Grealish worth the hold?

    They have a bunch of postponed games to be rescheduled that's for sure but are other options such as Son or Leicester (Barnes/Madd) worth shout instead?

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

      I would hold if I had him ... but LEI guys are surely appealing

    2. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I brought him in on my WC with the knowledge that Villa will get at least 2 DGWs

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      He's a hold for me until the fixtures have been caught up. Fixtures turn from GW30 I think.

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

      With o/s doubles to play for Villa I would keep- also looking likely to play week 29

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

    Benching Martinez last week and this week, stupid decision! Surely not 3x benching him? Which is the best option DGW25:
    A. Martinez (LEI)
    B. DDG (NEW)
    C. McCarthy (CHE lee)

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I have done the same, Fab got a CS last week and hopefully another this week against Sheffield United.

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

        Are you starting Emi next week?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yes, I think I'll be trading Fab.

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

      Dont bench Martinez

      Easy to digest DDG clean sheet than Martinez clean sheet plus saves and bonus

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

        DDG is ex-BB GW19 and should have been replaced with cheapie but injuries keep coming consuming FT ... probably need to go for a 3.9 or 4.0 now

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Play Martinez. DDG has a mistake in him. Newcastle look decent recently but lost Wilson. McCarthy may lose his spot to Forster. Wait and see tomorrow

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

        Agree with MUN defence prone to error. I was thinking BHA will be more threatening than WBA which is somehow correct, but the saves factor will favour Martinez.

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

          And Martinez is a bps magnet

    4. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      That's really tough.

      I think it's very difficult not to play a doubler when you have one, it's more fun, although I don't see a cleanie in either of those matches for McCarthy, but he will get save points. If he has a nightmare this GW the Forster talk may start up again.

      Newcastle are toothless but that means likely no save points so 6 points max for DDG.

      Leicester is a tough fixture for us but we have a fair chance of keeping them out and Martinez will get save points. Also due to ownership if he keeps Vardy & co out he will hurt you. Monitor Cash's injury, he's been great the last few games. I think if he's out I'd lean towards McCarthy.

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

        Ahh thx mate for the insights. I may start DDG again for the last time. McCarthy was a placeholder to replace DDG as it would be justifiable to downgrade GK for a cheaper DGW-er for longer term bench fodder.

        1. Releasebreaks
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Imagine if DDG gets his clean sheet 6 points, Martinez can get at least 4 points even if they dont get the clean sheet

          Imagine also DDG not getting clean sheet, then Martinez clean sheet means he will haul

          But its your decision

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

            Yeah painful ... bias towards reputation 😉 but Martinez has just built his reputation!

  4. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Next week: Start Areola against Sheffield United or keep the great Martinez in goal against Leicester...

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

      See above you there mate, the Martinez' dilemma

      1. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Great minds think alike 🙂

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

      Stick with Martinez

  5. Purse83
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Looking to Wildcard (BB used so downgrading bench whilst trying to cover off DGW 26 and BGW 29). Thoughts?

    Martinez Fabri
    Cancelo Stones Dallas Targett Coufal
    Salah Gundo Son Bruno Raphinha
    Kane Ings Bamford

    1. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Is this the new team or the old one? If it is old one, then it looks good enough and no WCing required

      1. Purse83
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sorry new one. Old one is:

        Pope Martinez
        Stones Digne Coufal Dallas Mee
        Sterling Gundo Son Bruno Raph
        Antonio Watkins Bamford

        Making 6 changes to get Kane and Salah back, move to 2 City defense and punt on Ings due to doubles.

        1. Messiah Hazard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          New team looks good. I would try to fit in a Villa attacker as they have 2 DGWs coming up

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

      Looks good. You have Villa, Spurs and Leeds players to cover 26 and 29. Maybe change to a SOU defender

      1. Purse83
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Could move Coufal to a Saint (any preference?) but also thought he could be another GW29 slot.

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

          I would assume you want 11DGW players for 26. You have 3 Leeds plus Coufal with only one game. You could plan a transfer between 27-29 to switch SOU defender to Coufal. Maybe Vestergaard

  6. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Even though villa will most likely have a double on 26 and a game in 29, is it wise to have more than Martinez until closer to 29? They didn't look great

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

      BHA have been good lately; think I would want one of Grealish or Watkins in addition to Martinez

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

        Probably wise going one more. Toss up between those two and targett

        1. Purse83
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Per my draft WC above I’m planning on having Targett with the view he can sit on the bench until needed with the view it’s a slot for GW 29 (similar to Coufal).

  7. Dele
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Gundo > Raphinia the easy move this week?

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

      Not if he's declared fit

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A bad move.

    3. GenerationalTalent
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If Gundo is fit it would be crazy to sell him, especially considering he has Arsenal next (I’m so scared of what he’s going to do to us)

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sterling to Gund looks like it’s finally going to happen
        Stop.the.rut

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

      Very bad move

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

      Even if Gundo is out/rested for 1-2 games, DGW26 will scream his name out ... keep!

    6. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I would hold even if he misses 1 gw

  8. PP6
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Do I gain anything on Sterling if he rises tonight?

    PP 11.4
    SP 11.5
    CP after tonight 11.7

    1. Twisted Melon
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You will gain another .1 when he hits 11.8

  9. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Confession time: I started Peacock-Farrell in the outside chance that Pope was actually injured, and benched Martinez. Now I have to dreadfully wait four days hoping he doesn't magically start/get a cameo :/

    Such an unnecessary risk in hindsight

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I like the skulls and devils as greatest threats icons. Martinez on the bench surely feels that way.

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yup, if I don't get Martinez off the bench, I will be proved to be my own skull and devil

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          It will be fine. Pope will play both, you'll get 12 points.

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            That's what I want to hear 😀 Cheers

            1. Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I had Soucek first on bench when Grealish blanked due COVID. I felt the same about potential reschedule.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Bench wankery at its finest. 😉

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I somehow saw some realistic chance Pope will rest one game, didn't intend the benchwankery. I hate to not see my points straight when they come :/

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Not that every game isn't important, but Fulham are direct relegation rivals.

          If Pope is fit, and he looks to be, he has to start the next match. Cementing Fulham to the relegation zone really is in Burnley's best interests - and I think its a tougher game than Palace.

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Thanks for giving me some much needed hope 🙂

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

      Haha. Thankfully, probably won't make a difference. But Burnley have been piling up the injuries!

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I can already feel it in my bones 🙁

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

      Peacock-Farrell 15 pointer vs Fulham 🙂

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

      I think it was the correct choice. So unlikely that Peacock-Farrel only gets a cameo (ie. pope red card/injured) and if he gets 1 fixture then his expected points won't be that much worse than martinez. But yeh in hindsight it looks silly with martinez hauling again. Sure it'll be fine though!

    6. The White Pele
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Not gonna happen.

      1. The White Pele
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I did a similar move Starting Forster VS liverpool. Was very lucky tbh.

  10. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Someone post a link where we check the live OR for teams.

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks

      2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        And how do I know my fPL ID?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          it will be in the url when you check your points

          1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            So I paste the whole URl or part of it?

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

              Only the digits in the url after "/entry/"

              1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                /2882069/event/24

                That is what I get immediately after y of the word entry. So what do I paste?

                1. Ragabolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  2882069 That's your id

                  http://www.livefpl.net/2882069 is your rank page or http://www.livefpl.net/rank and enter 2882069 as the id

                  1. Ragabolly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Also congrats on hitting the jackpot with your TC chip 🙂

                    1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Thanks mate. I believed in Gundo's role in Man City attack coupled with a fragile EVE and TOT defense.

              2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                2882069?

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

          If you go to your points or GW history page on FPL, the URL will include a unique number, like this photo here https://www.livefpl.net/static/fpl_id.jpg

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Just copy the unique number, that's your id

      3. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers. Never used that before.
        Bit disappointed I've got a red arrow after scoring 55.
        Cool site despite the news though.

    1. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You can only het your fpl id when using your laptop. No other way. It will be the six digit number in the tool bar

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

        ID number depends on when you signed up. It can be from 1 to 8,011,914 (total number players). It doesn't have to be 6 digits

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Works fine getting the ID via iPhone too

    2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks I have seen the OR

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        We're in the third act of this drama and you're not going to pay us off with the rank?

  11. GenerationalTalent
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I’m still absolutely devastated that we sold Emi Martinez. Forget fpl, he’s just simply a quality keeper. Leno’s great too... but I just don’t have that same confidence in him.

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

      Do you know why he was sold? Was that because he wanted to play week in week out? If so then nothing you could do ...

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

    Any chances Antonio doesnt play ?
    Barnes on bench.

    1. marcos11
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I would say theres a reasonable chance, although he may get some minutes as hes their only striker

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      12 points for martinez, impressive !

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

        Same as Ederson who got an assist and no doubt will score more than Pope who has a DGW!

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          haha probably 🙂 i have been so bad at picking gks this season, only had 5 cs since the start including this one from pope

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

      Pope/Forster
      Cancelo Tarkowski Dallas (Coufal Branthwaite)
      Salah Sterling Gundogan Bruno Son
      Bamford Adams (Brewster)

      A. Use 1FT, such as Coufal out for Targett
      B. Take a hit to remove Brewster & Branthwaite, maybe Forster too, and BB
      C. Wildcard

      1.6m ITB, 1FT, WC & BB available

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

        I wouldn't take more than - 4 to justify using BB. You don't have that much itb either to upgrade your bench. Who were you think of?

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

          I guess I'll look more to B if Forster plays ahead of McCarthy.
          Think I'm more tempted to WC than BB though.

    4. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      5 clean sheets in the last 6 for Brighton, happy that FPL Twitter didn't realised it yet

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        things have really turned for them.

      2. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        You bet they will now

      3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Most serious FPL managers have noticed. Just difficult to bring in when there are other priorities or you already have City def/WHU def/Martinez

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

        We are focused on 2 city defenders, shaw, lowton etc

    5. marcos11
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Best defender for 5.0m from gw26 onwards on a wildcard?

        1. marcos11
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Currently have Dias Stones Rudiger Mitchell
            Would be getting them in for Dallas

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

              Why are you removing Dallas is a good question?
              I'd look towards Targett, that's my plan if removing Coufal.

          • Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Get a Brighton defender - decent run of games coming and in imperious defensive form

        2. PP6
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          This is my Current team - Think it’s time to try maximise doubles. WC worth it?

          Martinez Forster
          Mitchell AWB Cancelo Stones Tarkowski
          Sterling Bruno Son Soucek Rashford
          Antonio Bamford DCL.

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

          Anyone here playing UCL Fantasy and willing to share/discuss picks?

        4. Better luck next year
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          When will DGW26 fixtures be announced?

        5. Who are all Lukakus
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          so I finished top 500 last year, thought it was luck... until I am in the top 500 again this year. Pure skill then 😉

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

            Impressive, congrats!

            1. Who are all Lukakus
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              thanks, too bad all of my friends are casuals and they have no idea how impressive it is 😛

        6. Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          What time are price changes again? Ta

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            1.5 hours from now

          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            in around 1hr24

        7. Kane Lane
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I would be on 89pts if just went with Justin to Lowton move free o well 76pts.

          1. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I brought in Tarkowski instead for his goal threat 😆

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

                I got Mee lol

            • Wılly
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              but now you're on 76 points with 2FT, so swings and roundabouts

            • Surfeit of Lampteys
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              You'd be on 116 plus captain if you'd just selected the team of the week.

            • The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah, I know what you mean. I'd be on 96pts if I had much better players and played a chip.

          2. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I want to get Dallas in for dgw25 but don’t know who to drop:

            A) Dias - City likely to have dgw26
            B) Stones - same
            C) AWB - great fixture against NEW
            D) Coufal - bgw29
            E) Holding - bgw29

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Holding, anything could happen by 29

            2. Better luck next year
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Lose D or E

            3. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              E

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

              E

          3. FantasyHero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Sigh
            Why did I change my captain from gundo to sterling last minute. Why o why.

            Still happy I have gundo in my team tho!

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              same lol

            2. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Ditto

          4. Better luck next year
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Best cap for GW25? Bamford?

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

              Either him or Raphinha for me

            2. dando89
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I might actually go for Dallas. He's been one of my best players this season

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                This

            3. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Unfortunately. Yet another week where everyone will captain the same player and call it genius when they do reasonably well.

              1. Better luck next year
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                The masses are always right in the long run.

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

            WC25-BB26-FH29 guys have you activated your WCs to catch prise rises/drops already?

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              nope, waiting for GW to finish (injuries etc....)

          6. toerag
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            257,000 OR
            nice

          7. Lubic87
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Is Burn nailed for the next 2? Handy price for bench boost, even though he doesn't have a double.

          8. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            You just know DDG will be benched for Man United because Andy has Martinez on the bench.

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

              I’m surprised he’s kept 2 expensive keepers when his BB has already been spent

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

                Rotating keepers never seems to work out - it feels like you should almost rotate them in the reverse, I.e play the one with the tougher fixture, more saves/bonus etc

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

            In absolute dreamland with a score of 112 - GW rank of 65, OR: 97k > 17k.

            Not bragging, just absolutely pumped and having a few bevvies to celebrate 🙂

            https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2174/event/24

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              great effort lad 😉

              1. Guru Mediation
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Thanks, the old fashioneds tasting particularly good tonight 🙂

                1. Danno - Emre Canada
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Top work and love an old fashioned.

            2. GREEN JUMPERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Nice team! Squad.

              1. Guru Mediation
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                This morning I transferred in Lowton because I thought having 2 playing keepers with good fixtures was the perfect time to bench boost...very lucky with how it turned out obviously but v happy

            3. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Ooft smashed it fella!

              1. Guru Mediation
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Cheers!!

            4. Jo Melon
                2 months, 4 days ago

                It is bragging but you deserve the points! Congrats

                1. Guru Mediation
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Sharing with the community. I always try to help out as best I can but obviously I'm mega happy with this particular score, thanks for the congrats

              • The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                This is a zero sum game. Your rise has come at the expense of somebody else's fall. So, in essence, you are celebrating another's failure (mine in this case). How cruel you are! Please have a bevvy for me.