Scout Notes

Chelsea’s 3-4-3 formation getting best out of Werner and Alonso

CHELSEA 2-0 NEWCASTLE

  • Goals: Timo Werner (£9.2m), Olivier Giroud (£6.7m)
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus: Giroud x3, Kepa Arrizabalaga x2 (£4.7m), Marcos Alonso x1 (£5.7m), Antonio Rudiger x1 (£4.6m)

WERNER DRIVER

Thomas Tuchel appears to be getting the best out of Timo Werner (£9.2m) after he registered a fourth attacking return in three matches in Double Gameweek 24.

Having failed to score a Premier League goal since November, Werner looked a threat against Newcastle right-back Emil Krafth (£4.2m), as he rampaged down the left with Marcos Alonso (£5.7m) all game.

With his new manager deploying him on the left-hand side of the front-three in a 3-4-3 formation, Werner is often finding himself as the most-advanced Chelsea player on the pitch.

This allows Werner to make more runs in behind the defence, which we saw against Newcastle as he was played in time and time again behind Krafth.

In Lampard’s previous system, Werner often found himself isolated as a number nine, or out on the left-wing where he was having to track back.

But the forward is clearly relishing playing higher up the pitch and driving Chelsea attacks, also creating three assists in his last three games.

Tuchel explained after the game that his goal is to get Werner into more advanced positions.

“He did very good (sic) in the first half, second half was too many decisions backwards. I’m convinced Tim was very decisive for us today with an assists and a goal. I’m very happy for that, he really deserved it, he’s been working hard and we could feel this would come. I think he can also play as a double striker, sometimes as a number nine if he’s clever enough to use his speed and runs. His favourite position and his biggest strengths are if he can drift out to the left side.”

Thomas Tuchel

Judging by Tuchel’s comments, and the fact that he has started each of the last four games, Werner seems to be a key part of the new Chelsea side.

With the striker appearing to be back in form in a system tailor made for his style, it could be time to reconsider Werner for our Fantasy Premier League sides.

PARTY LIKE IT’S 2017

FPL managers were treated to another nostalgia trip at Stamford Bridge by the sight of Alonso rampaging down the left.

Frozen out of the team by Lampard, Alonso seems to be back in favour after the arrival of Tuchel, starting three out of the German’s five Premier League games.

Playing in his favoured position of wing-back, Alonso showed just why he can be a devastating FPL asset.

With three centre-backs behind him, Alonso frequently joined in with Chelsea attacks and regularly found himself in the box.

He also wasn’t shy to let fly from range, and had the most attempts on goal of anyone on the pitch.

Alonso’s re-emergence has surprisingly seen Ben Chilwell (£5.9m) left out of the side, a big step-change considering he was one of Chelsea’s best assets under Lampard.

Tuchel has previously said that while he admires Chilwell’s talent, mainly fielding Alonso due to his expertise at wing-back.

“We took the choice for Marcos in a game where we played with five because he was more familiar with the position he played under Antonio Conte. We opted for Marcos against Burnley for his strength in the air then Marcos had a very good match and scored a decisive goal, and from there it was hard to come back. I had a talk with Ben before that match and told him ‘you have to trust me now, I see your potential, I see your talent’.”

Thomas Tuchel

Should Tuchel stick with the back five formation, then it sounds like Alonso is his current first choice. And if the Spaniard can keep delivering four shots in the box every game, then he will be just as good an asset as he was in 2017.

TUCHEL POWER

Chelsea continued their impressive run under Tuchel, with four wins in five games and only one goal conceded.

Added to this, Chelsea also have a strong run of fixtures coming up, as shown in our Season Ticker.

The main threat to any Chelsea asset right now appears to be Tuchel’s rotation, especially with the return of the Champions League.

Only Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m), Jorginho (£4.7m) and Antonio Rudiger (£4.6m) have started all of Tuchel’s five games in charge.

With Kovacic offering little from an FPL perspective and Jorginho’s returns seemingly limited to penalties, Rudiger looks the best option of the three for consistent returns.

GAYLE FLAT

With star striker Callum Wilson (£6.6m) likely to miss the next two months through injury, Dwight Gayle (£5.9m) returned to the Newcastle attack.

But Gayle’s performance summed up another dismal display for Newcastle.

As the heatmap below shows, Gayle failed to perform Wilson’s role of leading the line for the Toon, and found himself dropping back into midfield to try and help cover Alonso and Werner.

(Gayle number 12, Fraser 21)

Gayle only managed one shot during the whole game before he was hooked off and replaced by Joelinton (£5.7m).

The heatmap also shows another Wilson alternative that Newcastle fans, in particular have called for.

Ryan Fraser (£5.6m) may have only had a cameo appearance at Stamford Bridge, but he was one of the few Newcastle players to look threatening going forward.

And with Newcastle playing a fluid front two, many have called for the Scot to be played in a false nine position.

CHELSEA XI (3-4-3): Kepa; Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi (James 78); Werner, Abraham (Giroud 20), Mount (Kante 70)

NEWCASTLE XI (4-3-3): Darlow; Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis; Willock (Carroll 79), Shelvey, Hayden; Gayle (Joelinton 64), Almiron, Saint-Maximin (Fraser 72)

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1,025 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Gundo cappers are the type of people to win 100 million in the lottery then complain about getting a parking ticket...

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Bloody right too. There was no sign up to say I couldn't park there or that Gundogan would get injured.

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Absolutely this!

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Heck, I'm just happy I finally picked a good captain for the first time in, like, 12 weeks. I'm ecstatic with 38 points.

    3. stooffrob
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I TC'd Gundo, I'm chuffed to bits, but I must admit, there is a part of me that's gutted about the injury. Could've been a legendary haul

    4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      This is team at present.
      Martinez Forster
      Dallas Coufal Shaw Stones Mee
      Grealish Bruno Sterling Gundogan Son
      Bamford Watkins Kane

      Any suggestions with my transfer this week. .0.2 in the bank.
      Grealish to Raphinia ?
      Don't think I'll need to wildcard yet.

      1. Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Gr8 team

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        As a Leeds fan you should know you lot are no good with KP, why bother with the triple up?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Without*

        2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I know that but it's double game week madness and it's my team. Would feel bad not having 3.

        3. HammersXI
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          You didn't seem to think so yesterday haha. Tbh he's only bringing in 1 player. And that's the right player who is bang on form now with or without KP

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Here we go again...

            Honestly think you’ve put me off triple Leeds from yesterday hahaha

            1. HammersXI
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              It's just friendly banter dont worry 🙂

              If I have Dallas + Bamford the triple up would be fine tbh, but taking hits to get 2 Leeds players is what I would advise against.

      3. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Grealish to Minamino or, probably better, save

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          If Gundo is available for sure, save, imo

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Cheers

        2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          If I went to any Southampton it would be jwp.Might just save.

      4. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        why would you get rid of grealish with their forecast doubles and they even play in 29?

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I know . Just weighing up my options.

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Seen Villa of late?

    5. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Currently on a -300% red arrow lol, hopefully Sterling can change that.

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Like leaning on a broken stick.

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          we will see...

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I have him too. Not in any way confident.

      2. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I'm on -45% as well. Could do with a Gundo bench and Sterling haul. Maybe Cancelo/Dias can chip as well. This GW has been atrocious so far.

    6. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      on a WC, A or B?

      A) KDB/Sterling, Targett, Dallas

      B) Salah, Stones, Stuijk

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        a

      2. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        a

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        A-Sterling

    7. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Is this bench strong enough to boost in 26?

      Pope Bamford Raphina Dunk

      For a hit, Raphina could be Barnes.

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        yes

      2. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        yes defo

      3. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers, it doesn't look very sparkly with only one doubler, but it sets me up well for both 25 and 29.

    8. kobewan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      play?

      A. Martinez
      B. McCarthy (DGW)

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Same problem, currently A

        1. kobewan
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Against Leicester, CS less likely but he will surely have a lot of saves

      2. enrico.palazzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I would go B... but it’s a toss up

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        A

      4. COVID-CASUAL
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I'm doing B, but not super confident.

        • KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          A

        • Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          B. Downsize is not too much with 2 games in hand. Not always to concede 9 in every games

      5. enrico.palazzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Play Pope or McCarthy?

        Have lowton if that changes things

        1. rubberdignerapids
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Hmmm...probably still Pope...McCarthy and Southampton's backline is just attrocious

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Pope

        3. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Pope

        4. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          McCarthy. My *only* worry would be that he gets dropped. 2 fixtures is always better than 1 when it comes to GK's regardless of the fixtures and how bad a defence *has* been simply because of the 2 extra guaranteed appearance points.

      6. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Chances of Cancelo starting?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Only Pep knows- 50/50

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          75%... Could see Cancelo in midfield to fill Gundo’s spot.

          1. KUN+10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I like this response the best haha

            1. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              A Cancelo brace to fill the void would be much appreciated.

            2. FPL-(VAR)dy
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              me too

        3. Ruinenlust
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Low

      7. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Salah bags another goal in the CL today... absolutely nowhere to hide for non owners now

      8. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Risers: Martínez (5.3)

        Fallers: Origi (5.1) Matty Longstaff (4.8)

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers Raga.

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          YEEEEEEEEEEES

        3. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers Ragabolly.

        4. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Where is Ings?

          1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Ings is a village in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England. It lies on the course on the River Gowan and A591 road, 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Windermere.[1]

      9. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Big selection issues next week. Any advice would be appreciated.

        Martinez
        Shaw, Dallas, Cancelo
        Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Raphina
        Ings, Bamford, Cavani
        (Forster, Gundo, Cresswell, Lowton)

        If Gundo is fit for Arsenal I think I have to play him so thinking I'd stick him in instead of Cavani. Don't think there's an obvious choice really.

        What you reckon?

      10. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Best move here? Planning to WC26:

        A) Mitchell -> Dallas
        B) Martinelli -> Raphina
        C) Coufal/Martinelli -> Dallas/Raphina (-4)
        D) Something else

        Pope
        Cancelo, Tarkowski, Targett
        Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Gundogan
        Ings, Bamford, Watkins

        Forster, Coufal, Martinelli, Mitchell
        Bank 1.2m, 1FT, all chips

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          B looks good
          should get a good return for the double
          triple leeds too much imo

          1. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Cheers. Who to bench? Watkins?

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              does seem the most logical choice

        2. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          B

        3. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          C

          When do you plan to BB?

          1. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Not sure yet.

        4. Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          B

      11. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Wildcard active. Any suggestions are appreciated.
        Martinez Fabri
        Lowton Cancelo Dallas Stones Rudiger
        Bruno Salah Raphinha JWP Gundo
        Ings Kane Bamford

        GW26 plan is JWP to Son

        1. Ian & Zen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Brighton defender in place of Lowton

        2. The Bad Seed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          with ings on the pitch JWP is less appealing.
          Get a grealish if you can.

      12. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        What looks the best?

        1. Antonio > Kane
        2. Antonio > Ings
        3. DCL + Antonio > Kane + Ings (-4)

        1. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          3, since they are both out

          1. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Have they both been confirmed out for GW25?

        2. marcos11
            2 months, 27 days ago

            3

        3. Machine_Gunnerz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Wildcard active as well. Any improvements?
          Martinez Schmeichel
          Cancelo Dallas Stones Taylor Shaw
          Bruno Son Maddy Grealish Gundo
          Maja Kane Bamford

          GW26 plan is Dallas to another DGW player to play BB.

          1. Ian & Zen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Too much in goal & no Salah

            1. Machine_Gunnerz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A lack of gd keeper has hurt me thru the season and My deduction of clean sheets lie with these 2. Guarantee starts and still cheaper than most other keepers. The Salah choice was a tough one. To keep Kane, son, Bruno, maddy, grealish, I need to drop salah. I’m goin with the thinking this grp can do better with Salah and a midfield fodler

        4. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Finding it pretty cool that Maja is in the PL now after seeing him in the Sunderland doc on Netflix.

        5. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          2FTs, 4.2itb -- One way or another, someone else from Leeds is coming in. And because I'll probably will WC in 26, I can get Kane (or Son) anyway.

          So maybe the better question: Is Ings worth it for dgw25?

          1) DCL, Soucek > Kane, Raphinha
          2) DCL, Coufal > Kane, Dallas
          3) Antonio, Soucek > Ings, Raphinha

          1. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            fwiw - Kane does quite well against WHU, historically: 11G/2A in 13 games, all comps.

        6. Alex_thekid
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          My team is
          McCarthy
          Cancelo Mee Dallas
          Sterling Bruno Salah Gundo

          Watkins Bambam Barnes
          Pope Targett Coufal Soucek
          0ft WC & TC intact BB & FH used I don't need to WC right would you get Ings in for Barnes -4 for the dgw??

          1. Alex_thekid
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            When would you WC gw30 ?? but will need to get some spurs in for the dgw,s probably TC in dgw 26

        7. Ruinenlust
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Will DCL pley against City?

          1. zøphar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            nope he's been ruled out by Ancelotti

          2. marcos11
              2 months, 27 days ago

              No hes out injured

            • COVID-CASUAL
                2 months, 27 days ago

                He’s out

                Faster to google it yourself next time than wait for a dead zone reply here

                1. ppv
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Or look at scout notes

            • Jinswick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Would you WC this team next week?

              Pope, Forster
              Cancelo, Tark, Coufal, Targett, Mitchell
              Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Gundo, Raphina
              Bamford, Ings, Watkins

              Bank 0.8m, all chips

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Probably no, what's the plan for BB?

                1. Jinswick
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  No idea really. Plan was to WC26 to get Son/Kane, ditch BUR/LEE/WHU, tidy up bench and use chips in later weeks. Not sure I’d be changing too much of the 15 with a WC, but gotta use it at some point!

                2. Jinswick
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Could just do Sterling/Ings -> Son/Kane (-4) next week I guess

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Probably.

                1. Corona is not good 4 U
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Will you wildcard this week? I ask because we have the same team. Thank you!

                2. HammersXI
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Would you not want to use your TC / BB chip next week?

                  1. Jinswick
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Yeah maybe TC26 (Kane) if I don’t WC. Perhaps take a -4 next week (Sterling/Ings -> Son/Kane(TC)) and save the WC?

                    1. HammersXI
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      You're in a better state than my team. Those 2 transfers look juicy tbh

              3. Mile Plankton
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Damn, I was busy past few days, didn't log on.
                Just seen that I lost 0.2 on Justin and Holding.

                Justin ->Dallas good move?

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  It's a good move if you are fine with relying on attacking return only. Personally not a fan, would rather take a punt on Shaw or Dunk.

              4. MikeLowrey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Wanted to save my WC and BB 26, but I can't get a decent team without a -12. Currently have 2FT

                Martinez
                Dias Cancelo KWP*
                Salah Son Bruno Grealish Gundo
                Antonio* Bamford

                (Forster* Mitchell* Brewster* Coufal*)

                A) 2FT for Ings + Dallas this week, WC26
                B) -12 for out the * players who will be poor for the DGW over the next 2 weeks
                C) Ignore BB, use FT to get a strong 11 of DGW players

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  A or C looks sensible

                2. HammersXI
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  It's a shame about the 2FT, if u had 1 FT I would advise to WC straight away as you have several doubts in your team and can distribute your funds better.

                  If you really want to use ur chips next week, i advise activating your WC this week instead.

                  1. MikeLowrey
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Yep In hindsight I would've got a Burnley defender for this week, but it's done now.

                    I might load up on Ings + Dallas this week for the doubles, and reassess my options

              5. HammersXI
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Already took a -4,

                Should I activate WC or take another hit next week to get 10 DGW players (pending fixtures)

                Current Team:

                Martinez (Forster)
                Lowton Dias Rudiger (Digne Coufal)
                Son Raphinha Salah Gundogan Bruno
                Bamford Ings (4.3)

                5m ITB

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Focus DGW for attackers rather than Defender for the huge DGW. It will be a lot goals, otherwise get the defenders that can assist the goals.

                  1. HammersXI
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Yeah but the question is whether my current team is ok to take hits without WC for GW26.

                2. FPL ElasticO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  G2g.... I can't tell you to take another -4 for Dallas... if you thinking for that then Coufal >> Dallas, but again Leeds defence.....

                  1. HammersXI
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    I wouldn't for sure. The CS rate vs Assist / Goal contribution isn't there atm for that move.

                    But if I do WC i'll highly consider

                3. DK_13
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Don't need to wildcard that. You would essentially be wildcarding to get a bench out. You can do it in gameweek 30 too and set yourself up for a strong bench for the random benchings teams go for once on the beach.

              6. bigbudgie
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Rate NOW in terms of deploying a wildcard cause I really feel like spaffing it up the wall. Front line of DCL Martial Wilson for a start!

                What are the pros and cons, due to time constraints this year with work and family I haven't been able to study as much as usual!

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  I would go for WC if you need to change something in defense and mid as well. That frontline is weak. WC to get likes of Kane, vardy, Ings, Watkins etc...

              7. Chelsea91
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Mendy
                Dias,Stones,Dallas
                Salah,Gundagon,Grealish,Maddison,Bruno
                Bamford(TC),DCL

                Areola Lowton,Creswell,Antonio

                Good to go for GW 25?
                0 ft and 0.6 M itb.

              8. FPL ElasticO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                The only player guaranteed to play tonight is Pope..... In DGW it's better not to target Man City players for captaincy or TC? Though they are explosive options but too much rotation risk to ponder with..... Trust with Pep team selection is difficult to predict.....

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Pope,Tarkowski,Lowton,Ederson,Dias

                  1. FPL ElasticO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    You never no Pep might give Ederson a rest for CL.... BUR assets are ok

                    1. Chelsea91
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Pep will not rest Ederson for EPL games.

              9. b91jh
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Bench one:
                A) White (CRY)
                B) Grealish (LEI)
                C) Cresswell (TOT)
                D) Dias (ars)

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  C

              10. FPL ElasticO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Is it worth benching DCL for Stones also starting Cancelo....

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  start dcl

              11. DV8R
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Is it wise to ditch Salah on WC if it means maximising bench boost? At his price, he takes up a lot of the funds but he could have a DGW...

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  I would.

                  His DGW games are likely to be shu and CHE. Wouldnt fear.

                  Though he might get a jammy haul this week vs Everton

              12. olidooley
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Gtg here? Benching headaches...

                MCCARTHY
                Cancelo DALLAS Lowton
                Salah Bruno Son Gündogan RAPHINHA
                Kane BAMFORD

                Johnstone Watkins Stones Coufal

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  g2g