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Tuchel explains decision to bench Mendy as Chelsea rotation continues

Chelsea face Newcastle United in the second of two Premier League matches to take place on Monday evening.

Kick-off in west London is at 20:00 GMT.

Having rotated frequently since his appointment, Thomas Tuchel has sprung another surprise with his teamsheet tonight.

Edouard Mendy (£5.1m) is the latest high-profile name to face bench duty, with Kepa Arrizabalaga (£4.7m) given another chance to impress his new manager.

Speaking ahead of kick-off, Tuchel explained his decision:

Four of the five most-owned Chelsea players in Fantasy Premier League are among the substitutes this evening, with Timo Werner (£9.2m) the only one to start.

In related news, none of the back five – including goalkeeper Mendy – that Frank Lampard favoured for much of 2020/21 makes Tuchel’s starting XI this evening.

Thiago Silva (£5.6m) is still missing because of injury, with Ben Chilwell (£5.9m), Reece James (£5.0m) and Kurt Zouma (£5.4m) among the replacements.

Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) starts ahead of Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) up front, meanwhile.

Steve Bruce makes four changes to the Newcastle side that beat Southampton in Gameweek 23.

All four are enforced, with Javier Manquillo (£4.2m), Callum Wilson (£6.6m) and Fabian Schar (£4.9m) injured and Jeff Hendrick (£4.5m) suspended.

In come Ciaran Clark (£4.5m), Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m), Dwight Gayle (£5.9m) and Emil Krafth (£4.2m)into Bruce’s starting XI.


Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Alonso, Abraham, Werner.

Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis, Hayden, Shelvey, Willock, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Gayle.

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1,321 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SADIO SANÉ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    might go Kane, Bamford, DCL and sack off Ingsy, then Bam -> Watkins...

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ings could have a lot of doubles but also not have the legs to play in them all.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        if he's not doubling in 26 pretty sure I'd rather have big Dom

  2. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would you do Soucek > Raphina

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Finally top of my ML after overcoming a 90 point deficit. The trophy man must be bored of etching my name into the silverware.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He probably just uses ditto marks

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      is that the 2 of you ?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        29 people 😉

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          well done 🙂

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Thanks

            1. TOLV TUMS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Must be one hell of an ML!!

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Would be amazing if the other 28 all posted on here as well

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        29

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wasn't the rival a erek

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Isn't your rival a week 2 player as well?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Top of the league was yes. He's never played fpl before. My main rivals are around the 200k mark.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I've been taking an active interest in people's patterns and second season high seems to be quite a thing.

          He's smashed it off the bat from gw2!

          Have you had a top 5k and 10k in the past?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Multiple

          2. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I can't tell if he's lucky or not, he's making very good decisions each week. I think he's a natural.

            Yes indeed I have. I'm not good enough for a top 1k finish unfortunately due to how slow I always start and I'll look to fix that next season.

            1. 2's Kompany 3's M…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Nice history, very impressed.

    5. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nice one, I'm up to 80k but still second in my cash ML of 40

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I've been top of my cash ML for a few weeks now

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Im top of my cash mini league also, aren’t we fantastic 🙂

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Both of you are performing illegal acts as per FPL t&c’s. Tut tut.

          2. Gazwaz80
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Please don’t report us ( even though they advertise gambling websites). 🙂

    6. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      One of my mini leagues got named after me as I won it 5 seasons in a row with finishes of 47k, 45k, 37k, 9k, 14k but finished second in it last season at 120k so need to win it back this year!

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

      You were at the end of your tether few weeks ago. Things certainly turned round for you.

    8. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Same mate, I've won mine 10 years in a row. They play for cash and I'm not allowed a pay in 🙁

  4. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How did Soucek look today? Only player in my team that blanked

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Didn't have a shot but Cresswell's deliveries are so good he can score in any game. Probably gonna keep him and bench loads of his points soon as west ham have hard games coming up.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        They’re so consistent aren’t they?
        He really has come along this season, beautiful arc on his balls

    2. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Pretty anonymous.

  5. Gemma817
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bottomed.

      How's this looking for a WC team?

      Martinez, Guaita
      Lowton, Target, Dier, Stones, Cancelo
      Bruno, Son, Grealish, Gundo, Raphinha
      Bamford, Ings, Kane

      ITB: 1.5m
      GW 26 Transfer out Raphinha for DGW-ers and then BB.

      Should I get Dallas and target this DGW too?

      1. marcos11
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Have a similar set up except Salah for Son. Have a Leeds triple of Bam Raph and Dallas this week and planning to get rid of Raph and Dallas next week for dgwers

        • DBossman_2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Would not have Dier, Guaita or Lowton imo

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            This. Guaita especially.

        • estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Triple spurs... No way

      2. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Those of you with both WC and BB to use - are you using WC before GW26 and then BB in GW26?

        If not, what's your plan?

        I have both and seems so silly not to BB in 26, but I'm tempted to hold my WC and just play 11.

        1. Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Do you have a free hit?

          1. thepuntmaster
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            nope

            1. Nimby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I'm pretty much in the same boat as you then except I have no bench boost. I think I will save my wildcard for after the blank.

        2. marcos11
            1 month, 24 days ago

            wc this week, bb gw26

          • UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            i'm WC'ing nut used BB this GW so i can pout funds into maximising the first 11, otherwise ya then have to remove all the deadwood, makes sense to do the reverse imo.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              nut used (lol). Meant just "used"

            2. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Yeah, this makes sense for sure.

          • AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            If using WC to mainly set up BB i think this can be a blind alleyway that people are intent on doing for a DGW.

            Those chips don't have to be played out in combo just to maximise a double. Can mess up the following 5 weeks or so.

            Is this a regular strategy or more prominent this season?

          • FantasyHero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            BB in dgw26
            No WC as been working towards a team with mostly dgw players
            Will cost me a -8 tho
            Think Dallas or bam will be the only exception

          • estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I'm thinking of taking a couple of hits to get 14 players in for GW 26 and BB this saving my wild card. I think?

            1. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I was trying to do this but it would cost me a -4 then -8 just to field all 15, some without even great fixtures. So went off that.

              I'm either on
              A) WC this week, BB 26
              B) Nothing at all, play 11 in 26 (could maybe us TC)

              1. estheblessed
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I think I'll end up with 14 and Bamford. That's with a minus 4 hit. I think it makes sense in my case otherwise I would probably WC and BB.

                1. thepuntmaster
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I would certainly be the same in your case. There's just no way I can BB without WC before.

                  I want to save, but also what's the point in saving if BB 26 is so clearly the way to go...

          • Cookie Kid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Team isn’t bad enough to wc so holding

            Bench pretty strong though, may even play 25 as fixtures for my bench are better then 26, could easily BB in any of 27-28 too

          • mrelpea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I’m saving WC for gw30, will probably TC in GW26 and will save BB for shortly after WC. Will spend GW27-29 FT’s to get players in for the blank, should have 7-8. As world carding in GW39 dont mind taking a hit for GW29 eg if Auba is firing

          • COVID-CASUAL
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Might BB GW25 instead of DGW26. Depends on what's happening with DGWs - mainly if Soton gets it or not - as well as Gundo injury news. Unlikely to WC at this stage, but again depends on what's happening with fixtures, injuries etc.

              Your team setup is likely different anyway - you can't just go with the crowd on this one IMO

          • Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Do Villa have a DGW 26?

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Should do - may find out pre week 25 deadline hopefully

            2. Maeki2
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Nothing is set

          • Marcon
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Assuming there aren't many teams that have the TV to fit in Bruno, Salah, Kane, and Son into their GW26 BB team.

            If so, which one are you going without? (and why)

            A) Salah
            B) Bruno
            C) Kane
            D) Son

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I could fit them all in but want to BB so losing Son

              1. Marcon
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Same and same. Looking like Son to Raphina and Antonio to Kane for me.

            2. DBossman_2000
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              D won't captain over Kane and don't think Spurs are playing well enough to warrant an attacking double up.

              1. Marcon
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Agree. Wouldn't mind a piece of their defence. Just not sure who.

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  This, so frustrating that defences are all over the place at the moment, even Everton rotating

              2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                +1 This would be my reasoning for not having Son

            3. OleBall
                1 month, 24 days ago

                D if any. I'm looking at the possibility of doing Bruno>Son ahead of GW26. Newcastle fixture too good to miss

              • Egg noodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                With Gundo Jorginho Saka Watkins Stones etc you really should be able to fit them all in.

                1. Marcon
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Most midfields right now are: Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Grealish/Raphina,

                  Not sure I'd want Jorginho. Saka and Soucek don't have the double.

              • waldo666
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                C

              • marcos11
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Son, don’t need both him and Kane on current form

              • Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                If Struijk is nailed I have smashed it!?

                Martinez Johnstone
                Cancelo Stones Shaw Aina Struijk
                Salah Bruno Grealish Gundogan Maddison(Raph for 25)
                Kane Ings Bamford

                1. Fit_to_drop
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Prefer Sanchez Areola ahead of Johnstone

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Sanchez has no double and don't want to double up Areola with Aina especially when Johnstone has the best fixtures?

                2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Not with that Johnstone pick

                3. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I’d really want Son, I know your dilemma, it’s the same as mine.
                  Strongly considering going without Salah over the DGW period

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    I'd love to keep Son but I'm always one for spreading risk and there's no way I'm losing Salahhhhhhhh

              • SADIO SANÉ
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Nipple a good shout for the DGW?

                1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  If Fulham get a DGW then yes

              • Connor's Calling
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Had planned to do:
                DCL & Soucek -> Ings & Raphinha (-4) this week, but got zero bank for any price rises. Both Ings & Raphina are on 97% on FPL statistics but I’d really rather not have to do anything tonight. (I can afford a DCL drop)

                A) Wait, risk being priced out of getting Ings.

                B) Make the moves now to be safe

                I was planning to WC next week, hence happier with a little more risk

                1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  If planning to WC26 then take the risk tonight

                  1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    i.e do the transfers tonight

                2. FPL_DON
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  A for me

              • TOLV TUMS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Kepa in the BAPS! Just catching up on current events - look at that, will you

              • Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Is Leeds worth the triple up (already have Bamford and Raphinha) Holding to Dallas or stick with Antonio to Kane transfer and roll 2nd FT?

                Plan to TC26, WC30/31, FH33

                2FT 5.7itb
                Pope
                Cancelo Stones Digne
                Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
                Bamford Antonio DCL
                (Martinez Soucek Cresswell Holding)

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Nah

                  1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Why not? Waste of a FT and could be used for a DGW player?

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Only on Leeds attack.

                      There's maybe a case for Dallas in the home game.

                      Your call, he could pop up and assist at Wolves on Friday but i think that will be tight for Leeds for a change!

                2. Phil's Stamps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  if you're not BB-ing in 26, definitely.

                  1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Used the BB already. Why definitely? Bringing in Dallas with a FT instead of a potential DGW is my concern

                    1. Phil's Stamps
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Apologies, only read to 'TC26' then got distracted. Raphina & Bamford are the priorities this week so yes, you're fine, roll FT and get 11 DGW-ers.

              • YoungPretender
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Worth WCing this?

                Pope Martin
                Stones Cancelo Coufal Alioski Taylor*
                Salah Bruno Grealish Rashford Gundogan
                Antonio Bamford Adams

                I only have BB left so the concern is GW29.

              • estheblessed
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                In order to get 15 DGW players for BB, would you take a -12pts hit OR play wildcard?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Wildcard

                2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  WC, the - 12 totally negates the BB advantage

                3. Maeki2
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  You dont even know what dgw teams to play yet

                  1. estheblessed
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    No, but we will find out soon enough and have a good idea who it will be.

                4. Phil's Stamps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  For me -8 is the maximum spend on a BB in isolation. Although if you're bringing in players like Targett & Ings who will have other doubles soon, you might be able to sweet-talk yourself into playing a -12 ( because it does seem a waste to WC and only make four changes).

              • Atimis
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Maybe could save WC and just go without BB in 26?

                Robo to Dallas this week, followed by Antonio Stephens to Kane Barnes -4 before 26 ?

                Martinez/Martin
                Robo/Cancelo/Stones/Tarko/Coufal
                Salah/Bruno/Grealish/Gundo/Stephens
                DCL/Antonio/Bamford

                1. Fit_to_drop
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I am thinking of saving my WC also in 26. Reason being my squad is really strong and will have most of the key players. So why waste it?

              • wulfrunian
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Name the defender with these points in the last 9 games.
                6,6,2,7,9,2,6,6,6.

                1. Towsor44
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Dawson

                  1. wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Correct!

                    1. Towsor44
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      He's my West Ham defender lol!

                2. wulfrunian
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Finally Ogbonna over Dawson in gw19 wasn't a very good choice.

                  1. Towsor44
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    I can't remember why I chose him now, got him around GW17 when he started playing. Think it was because I was 0.1 or 0.2 of Coufal and got lucky!

                    1. Towsor44
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      short of Coufal

                3. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Someone from Brighton or Fulham?

                  1. Towsor44
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    It's West Ham's Craig Dawson

                4. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Equal with Cresswell since I bought Aaron for 19.

                  1. Towsor44
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    1.3mil cheaper 🙂

                5. Fit_to_drop
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Dunks profile is starting to look similar and will continue

              • Connor's Calling
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                This week, would you:

                A) Ings (-4)

                B) Play Mee (and double up with Lowton (free))

                1. estheblessed
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Ings!

                2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Ings (c)

                  1. Connor's Calling
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Thanks both

              • Silecro
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                What do you reckon is the chance for AVL and EVE to have a dgw in either 27 or 28?

                1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  1-25% unlikely according to Ben Crellin

                  1. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    It did sound like if Villa vs Everton didn't go into 26, it was fairly likely to wind up in 27 or 28. Not sure why Villa vs Everton would go into 26 when those two can take care of two of the postponements then (i.e. SHU-Villa and WBA-Eve), though.

              • FPL Kaka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                When are we expected to find out about the doubles? Any day now?

                1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Should definitely be before 25 deadline

                2. Feed tha Sheep
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Ben crellin said within 9 days, yesterday

              • Feed tha Sheep
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                A. Best defender for DGW (but city)?
                B. Do we think Kane DGW26 is best option for TC this year?

                1. Feed tha Sheep
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  (*not city)

                2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Shaw and consider TC Gundo in 26

                  1. Feed tha Sheep
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    I would consider Gund if city wernt in champions league

              • AD2110
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                What does it boil down to for Southampton to have a double in 26? A CL fixture outcome this week for their opponents or just based on their fixture congestion?

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Fixtures rearranged then TV companies sort the schedule then published.

              • Doctor Evil
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Thought I was definitely out of the cup after my 4th -8 in a row but the deciding factor was Mee getting injured for him and Antonio not playing for us both. I had Jorginho coming off the bench and him Bamford. I scape by with 1 point more.

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Truly evil!

              • wantsharptv
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Ings and targett good long term moves for someone like me who has no chips?

                1. Fit_to_drop
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Ings less so. Because of injury doubt mainly.

                  1. wantsharptv
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Treble doubles I'd confirmed he has to be in

                2. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  yeah, agree, getting Ings this week and Martinez back in for Pope in 26 as my priority moves atm with no chips

              • AzzaroMax99
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Early gw25 captaincy thoughts: Ings or BamBam as dgw players or go with Bruno, Gundo if fit, Salah...

                1. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Bamford

                2. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I'm tempted to punt on Ings

              • YoungPretender
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Worth WCing to this with only BB remaining?

                Martinez McCarthy
                Cancelo Stones Shaw Dallas Targett
                Bruno Son Grealish Raphinha Gundogan
                Kane Ings Bamford

                ?

              • cutch
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                That famous DGW 26... When do you think will be officially confirmed?

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  No one actually knows.

                  I guess tomorrow or soon in EPL committee room 4?

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Hopefully next week.

              • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Is Ings a trap? Fear he could play full 90 vs a rejuvenated Chelsea and get nothing only to be rested vs Leeds.

                1. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  He could well be, I have him but not confident. He does love playing Chelsea though.

                2. Maeki2
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I rather go Bamford ->Raphina -> Ings -> Dallas -> Vestergaard

                  So i would not get him if i dont own any of the others.

              • Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Who is more important to get
                1. Dallas
                2. Ings
                3. Raphina

                1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  3

                2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  3

                3. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  3

                4. COVID-CASUAL
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    2 or 3, depends on a range of factors: unannounced fixture scheduling, your team, your chips, etc.

                  • dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Raphinha

                5. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I was planning on ditching Dier or even Cresswell for Dallas, but now we all got cold feet. However I took a look and discovered Brighton's great run of clean sheets and decent upcoming fixtures. Good defensive fixtures are hard to come by on paper in the coming weeks. Why aren't Brighton defenders mentioned more often?

                  1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Unfortunately unlikely to have a double

                  2. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    No DGWs

                  3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Ah, ok.. I understand. A single 6 is still better than two 2s though.

                    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Of course but it depends on your team. Brighton could be a good cheap option for BB if you don't want to carry an expensive bench but lose the upside of a DGW player

                  4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Very tempted to disregard the DGWs and just get Dunk. He’ll probably outscore the likes of Vestergaard and Dallas anyway.

                  5. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Sanchez on form like Martinez.

                  6. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    No double but on plus side good fixture in blank week 29