Champions League

The best midfielders and forwards for UCL Fantasy knockout stages

UEFA Champions League Fantasy managers have just a few hours left to sort their squads for the return of the continent’s biggest club competition.

The last-sixteen kicks off on Tuesday evening at 20:00 BST, so make sure your team is ready.

We recently listed our favourite goalkeepers and defenders, and just in time, we have pulled together the best midfielders and forwards to consider.

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MIDFIELDERS

Being completely honest, top-quality midfield options left in the competition are very thin on the ground. As far as premium options go, Raheem Sterling (€10.5m) strikes me as the best of a bad bunch. 

The Manchester City man has four goals and two assists in his last six starts and plays a below-average Borussia Monchengladbach defence. However, you’ll probably find better value elsewhere in the City midfield. Ilkay Gundogan (€6.7m) has become a darling of Fantasy Premier League managers across the world, now the top-scoring midfielder in Europe’s top-five leagues this calendar year, although we will have to wait and see about a recent groin issue.

Alongside him, Phil Foden (€7.1m) seems to have cemented a space in the starting line-up, with his recent goal and assist in the 4-1 victory over Liverpool demonstrating what top value he could be. 

Looking at the other possible premiums, only Mohamed Salah (€11.6m) and Jadon Sancho (€10.0m) deserve a mention by virtue of their sheer individual quality. Even with Liverpool’s dire domestic form, Salah is still the Premier League’s top scorer and on penalties for Jürgen Klopp’s men. 

Sancho is back fit and firing, but for a very out of sorts Dortmund side. Both Salah and Sancho play two of Europe’s top defences (in Leipzig and Sevilla) and while they can both score against anyone on their day, your money may well be better invested elsewhere.

RB Leipzig’s midfield options should be perfectly placed to take advantage of a terribly organised Liverpool defence. Christopher Nkunku (€7.6m) is fully fit and has two goals and two assists in his last four starts for Julian Nagelsmann’s side, playing either as a false-nine or in the attacking midfield two. 

Nkunku seems far more involved and productive than Dani Olmo (€6.0m) and should be worth his price. Behind them, Marcel Sabitzer (€8.4m) is on penalties and picked up seven points for balls recovered from his four group stage starts, but for the price Nkunku looks comfortably the best option of the three. 

There are two great budget options from the Madrid sides. Casemiro (€6.2m) picked up 13 balls recovered points from his five group games and is also Real’s second highest scorer this season, although he only has five goals. For his price, Casemiro should be well set up to provide a steady stream of points through the knockout rounds. 

A more exciting pick is Atletico’s Marcos Llorente (6.5m). In all competitions, the Spaniard has seven goals and seven assists and should be well placed to add to that against Tuchel’s Chelsea.

There are three more budget options who could do well despite their teams likely ending up second best. Sergio Oliveira (€6.7m) faces a well-organised Juventus side, but he’s on penalties and has scored in his last two league games. If Porto score, he’ll likely be involved. 

Penalty-taking Jorginho a mainstay of Tuchel's Chelsea as rotation bites elsewhere 1

Jorginho (€6.0m) picked up 12 points for balls recovered in the group stage and has penalties. Even if Chelsea lose comfortably, he should still be able to pick up some points. Third in this group is Frenkie de Jong (€6.4m). Since Barcelona moved to a 4-3-3, he has five goals and two assists in 11 games, as well as 5.5 balls recovered per 90, but he has lined up at centre-back in their last two games. 

Two mid-priced options finish off my recommendations. Whilst Bayern certainly aren’t as free-scoring as they once were, Kingsley Coman (€8.5m) will play more of a starring role in their attack after Thomas Müller (€10.0m) tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and Serge Gnabry (€9.8m) was ruled out for the foreseeable future with a thigh injury. Coman scored in their recent win over Hertha Berlin and should be among the points against an average Lazio side. 

No-one is backing Gladbach against this steamroller of a Manchester City, but if they do score, Lars Stindl (€8.3m) will likely be at the heart of it. Their captain takes penalties and has 16 league goal contributions in 21 games.

FORWARDS

Now this is where it gets interesting. Having a competition with most of Europe’s finest forwards leaves us spoiled for choice and, for the most part, they are all decent options. Picking the wheat from the chaff is the real challenge here. 

Let’s start at the very top. Lionel Messi (€12.1m) has been in scintillating form for Barcelona, with 10 goals in his last eight league games. However, these have almost all been against average to poor La Liga sides, with his record against Champions League calibre opposition markedly less impressive. 

In his six games this season against sides left in the UCL, he has just one goal and one assist, both coming in Barcelona’s only victory over one of those sides, the 2-0 win over Juventus. Given his massive price, I’m worried about whether Messi and Barcelona can still really rub shoulders with Europe’s elite.

Cristiano Ronaldo (€12.0m) is a far more convincing pick. He remains the big-game talent he always was and is very much the talisman of Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus side. Playing Porto, they will be expected to win comfortably and Ronaldo should be at the heart of any goals. 

The only other player more expensive than Ronaldo is Robert Lewandowski (€12.1m). He comes into this game after scoring all three of Bayern’s goals in their Club World Cup win and has 24 goals in 19 league games. Lazio don’t have the defensive organisation to really deal with someone like Lewandowski and he should score well in the strongest side of the three top strikers. 

As with budget midfielders, Madrid provides us with two intriguing options up front. Luis Suarez (€9.9m) has really found his spiritual home with Diego Simeone’s Atletico side, with 16 goals in his 18 league games. He is well set up to bully Chelsea’s centre-backs and pick up some points. 

More than ever before, Real Madrid’s hope rest on Karim Benzema’s (€10.4m) shoulders. He has scored in his last three games and always comes alive when needed most, so he could do well against Atalanta’s inconsistent defence. 

Although PSG have been plagued by injuries, they should still thrive against Barcelona. Kylian Mbappe (€10.9m) and Mauro Icardi (€9.5m) will be at the heart of those efforts. Icardi is a seriously undervalued pick, with four goals and five assists in five starts and three sub appearances under Mauricio Pochettino. 

He will start as the number nine for both games against Barca and could be a top differential. Mbappe is the more popular pick, but he has a relatively underwhelming four goals and two assists despite having started all of the nine games Pochettino has been in charge for. 

As with Sancho, Erling Haaland (€11.1m) is a top player, but playing in a terrible side against a very well-organised defence. Despite this, he’s managed five goals and three assists in the last five games for Edin Terzic’s men, but if anyone will stop him, it will be this Sevilla side. 

Ciro Immobile (€10.6m) is in a similar position, although Lazio are in better form than Dortmund. Bayern have tightened up defensively since their 3-2 loss to Gladbach and should have more than enough to keep him quiet.

In terms of (comparatively) budget strikers, there is really only one option I trust. Youssef En-Nesyri (€7.4m) is the best value pick at this position. He’s hit a rich vein of form for Sevilla, with eight league goals in his last six starts. 

He was rested ahead of this game and should lead the line against a Dortmund side who can’t seem to buy a clean sheet. With uncertainty over Sevilla’s starting lineup elsewhere, he should be a sure- starter and is well set up to score goals. 

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417 Comments Post a Comment
  1. teneighty
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    C-c-c-c-combobreaker!

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Why does it feel so good, but hurt so bad (Whoa, oh)
      My mind keeps saying, "run as fast as you can"
      I say, "I'm done," but then you pull me back (Whoa, oh)
      I swear you're giving me a heart attack
      Combobreaker

  2. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Which combo would you prefer on BB26

    A: Salah + Raphinha + Watkins + Davies
    B: Grealish + Barnes + Ings + Digne

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      on WC UN? if yes hold for fixtures? should have them by deadline?

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    My bench boost is looking weaker and weaker.

    Looks like I'm gonna have a classic DGW19 BB in GW26 of: Pope, Bamford, Raphinha, Struijk

    Wish I had just gone for the BB in 24 now. I would've BB'd Martinez, Antonio, Lowton and Son.

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Same. I'm thinking of sacking off GW26 BB entirely.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Sigh pretty much. I'll BB it anyway for the Pope DGW. He's a nice asset.

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Why is it looking weaker and weaker?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Because my planned transfers that take advantage of GW25 hurt it. I'm really struggling to get a good BB out in GW26 while still having at least the main 3 guys for this week of Bamford, Ings, Raphinha.

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Ahh I understand, I’m on wc this week and may get raph bam Dallas and lose Dallas for rudiger or other dgw defender

    3. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yeah almost exactly the same situation as me, though Struijk was going to be Dallas.

      I decided that wasn't any better than this week so I just played it (Martinez, Coufal, TAA) with Watkins coming in for Antonio.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yeah fair enough. That's not bad at all. I considered it, but my team has nice routes to make a strong GW26 BB if I go with just Bamford and Ings this week instead.

        It's strong in 25 or strong in BB26. Can't do both.

        1. Kitman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Ings could yet still have a double in 26, couldnt he?

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yep I’m looking at Pope Dunk Raphinha Bamford

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        That's better than Struijk. I like the Brighton defense for that one week.

    5. AD2110
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I’m in the same boat. Got 5 players with a double in 25 so will either have to take a few hits for 26 or just forget about it.

      Depending on if saints have a double in 26, I may BB in 25 instead and use my TC in 26.

      Bench for 25:
      Pope, Mee, Watkins, Shaw

      Bench for 26:
      McCarthy, Bamford, Dallas, Struijk

      Not sure if you’ve considered it? Doing a BB in 25 would mean I get to keep Struijk as an enabler for example and get in Kane for the TC?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        If that's really your bench for 25, then do it.

        My bench this week is Martinez, Antonio, Coufal and Mitchell so it's a no-go.

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    golden syrup > lemon and sugar for a hit?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      do it!

      not too much lemon (imo)

    2. alsybach
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Nutella, if money is no object.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        never took to nutella... there was lad in primary school with me who had nutella sandwiches everyday. Looked like sh*t all over his face.

        never tried it in all these years

    3. GROBARI
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thats yes for me

        1. GROBARI
            1 month, 29 days ago

            From* Hate my keyboard

      • goblin140
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Hi, would really appreciate some thoughts on my team and potential plans given future DGWs as I might be missing some of the obvious options. 1 FT, 0.4 ITB, only FH and TC left (plan for BGW 29).

        Martinez
        DALLAS Cancelo Dias
        Salah Bruno Son Gundogan Grealish
        BAMFORD Antonio

        4.0 Mee Coufal Wilson

        Initial thoughts are Wilson & Antonio > INGS & fodder. Followed up by somehow brining in Kane (TC) for a hit for DGW 26.

        Anything else look better? Thanks!

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Don't think I'll have any Southampton players next week, instead how does this look for -4?:

        Gundo > Raphinha + Coufal > Dallas

        Have Bamford as well

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Don't sell gundo

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            ^this

          2. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Reckon Dallas + Bamford is enough?

            1. JohnnyRev7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              More than enough. I've Bamford and Raphina. Even benching Bedarek.

              1. LǝgleSs e|even
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Bednarek seems useless for dgw with his current form anyway

                1. JohnnyRev7
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Absolutely. My next transfer out.

      • sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Lads, which clubs are likely to have GW26 and G27 doubles? I'm thinking of ditching DCL, but...

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          look up ben crellin twitter. guess work but his guess work is the best around

          1. sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Cheers!

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Which BB26 setup is better?

        A) Kane, Raphinha, Struijk -8 (plus the additional Leeds fixtures in GW25)
        B) Ings, Grealish, White

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Would you captain Kane?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Hard to say right now, but yeah maybe. I also will likely cap Raphinha if I setup these moves for this week.

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Would you cap Kane? Who would you cap if you went B. Understand the fixtures not definite but based on crenlins predictions

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            The core of my team is going to be:

            Martinez Pope
            Digne Cancelo Stones YY XX
            Salah Fernandes Son Gundogan XX
            Bamford Watkins XX

            YY being a DGW defender I bring in GW26.

            I would really consider Kane for (c).

            1. Releasebreaks
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              No chance to get Kane and Ings ?

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Nope. Can't get both. I'm not willing to lose Salah or Fernandes.

                1. Releasebreaks
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  If not using (c)Salah, you can loose him
                  Kane and Ings with better potential to outscore him during this period.

                  1. Kitman
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Selling salah on a DGW take some nuts

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      This. And also Salah has nice fixtures. Sheffield United and Fulham in 26 and 27. He's also scored 4 goals in 4 games. It's really not easy to get rid.

      • sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Lads, quick help here please:

        Martínez / Pope
        Dias / Stones / Cresswell / Digne /  Dallas
        Salah / Bruno / Grealish / Gündogan / Soucek
        DCL / Antonio / Watkins

        2 ft

        A. DCL, Antonio/Watkins -> Ings, Bamford
        B. DCL, Salah -> Raphinha, Kane
        C. DCL, Grealish -> Raphinha, Bamford
        D. DCL, Antonio, Grealish ->  Ings, Bamford, Raphinha (- 4)
        E. Something else

        1. SharkyT
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          D

          1. sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Cheers!

      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        If you are WC now with three Leeds players, doesn't it still make sense to activate BB in 26? You are getting three games from those three Leeds assets in two GWs which is exactly like all the other 12 DGW26 players.

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Depends on the fixtures for 26 I think

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            True. But if they are announced and are as expected, carrying two or three Leeds into 26 and activating BB makes much more sense than taking hits I think. Especially with no surety of the players you bring in on hits to play both of their DGW matches.

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Possibly. Boosting with Leeds in a SGW is risky though (as many saw in GW19). But, I suppose every other option is risky as well.

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Exactly. As seen in this week with Gundo, Mee, Antonio, DCL, etc. My point is hits are not worth taking.

        2. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I'm getting two Leeds for 25 and then swap for two dgw players for 26. Going BB GW26 with full squad of doublers.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            On a hit?

            1. Pipermaru
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Yes, hit for 26.

          2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I'm on this method as well I think, depending on fixtures. Just Bamford and Dallas likely.

            1. Pipermaru
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I'm with Raphinha and Bamford, Leeds conceding too many for my liking.

            2. Pipermaru
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I'm on Raphinha and Bamford, Leeds conceding to many for my liking.

              1. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I'm on Raphinha and Bamford, Leeds conceding to many for my liking....

      • Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Fools hope but as a Sterling capper I started to believe again. We are still alive if Gundo is out.. at the same time I know it will end in tears..

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Good luck mate

          1. Babelcopter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Thanks mate

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          he'll probably be benched 😆 I've resigned myself to defeat - it was always a very real possibility

          1. Benjustjamin
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Makes more sense if he's benched against arsenal in time to play champions league in the week, here's hoping anyway

        3. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Well alive for sure... but I wouldn't be surprised to see him benched tbh...

        4. SharkyT
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Pep said it “might be too soon” for Gundo.
          Expect Gundo to start and Sterling benched

          1. Ruth_NZ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            No, what he actually said (according to the City website) was "I don't think he's available for tomorrow."

            1. SharkyT
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              “He is much better but I don’t think he is available for tomorrow,” Guardiola said.

              I reckon he starts

              1. Ruth_NZ
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Then either you think Pep is lying or you can't understand plain English. Or maybe you are one of those that dismisses anything inconvenient as fake news? 🙄

                1. SharkyT
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Or have seen Pep say similar things many times before & it proved to be a lie.
                  On one hand he’s saying he’s much better ie fit but on the other hand he’s saying he doesn’t think he’s available. He didn’t rule him out like Sergio etc

      • El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        So DCL, Mee and Gundo are out... I knew this GW going so well was strange....

        1. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Source?

          1. SharkyT
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            DCL ruled out by Carlo, Mee out for 6 days for precautionary concussion protocols & Peo said it “might” be too soon for Gundo

          2. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Read previous article on this site. It’s all there.

      • La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        % Possibilities of below players starting?

        Pieters 75%
        Foden 50%
        Sterlo 50%
        Stones %75%
        Dias 90%
        Cancelo %25

        1. Dasher0303
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Why wldnt foden and Sterling start esp of Gundogan is out?

      • One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        2FT and 0.5ITB

        Martínez
        Cancelo Shaw Cresswell Maguire
        Salah Fernandes Sterling Gündogan
        Antonio Bamford

        Johnstone Digne Soucek Calvert-Lewin

        A) Maguire->Dallas
        B) Soucek->Raphinha
        C) A+B
        D) Other?

        1. SharkyT
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          B

          1. One of Those Days
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Cheers Sharky

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Going bamford raphinha and Harrison for Leeds treble.

        Not sure who to captain yet. Maybe even Bruno.

        1. rubberdignerapids
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Bam Bam surely

        2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Nice mate!!!! I’d have gone for those too but have Dallas!! With Bamford and Raph!!! Captain Bamford to be safe!! Raph If feeling fruity!!! Haha

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mee out, Gundo Out, Dias?

        1. Bubi
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          1 - yep
          2 - might be on the bench
          3 - should starts

      • sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        What are we expecting re: GW26 doubles? Anything more likely as of now?

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Getting deja vu here.

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          my source says Thursday

      • Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Pleased gundo sounds like he’ll be back soon - you don’t get that value often

      • SomeoneKnows
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Pope (Martinez)
        Cancelo, Stones, Dallas (Coufal, Douglas)
        Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan, Grealish
        DCL, Bamford (Antonio)

        Any transfer ideas if I have 2FT + 3.6 itb ?
        Idealy would like to bring in Kane for GW26

        1. Benjustjamin
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Incredible team! I'd use the FT to swap Douglas for either Struijk or Mitchell. Next week Pope, Antonio >>> cheap and kane

      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        My front eight in 25 are:

        Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raphina
        Kane Ings Bamford

        Who do I bench?

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Oh dear. I guess you’re hoping for Gundo to still be out.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yes I am!

        2. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I have a similar dilemma. Have Watkins and Grealish instead of Kane and Salah. Benching Watkins.

        3. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I would say Son. West Ham look solid at the back.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            They do. But I am sure Kane in my 11 and Son benched would mean Son scoring and Kane blanking, I just hope Gundo gets preserved for CL.

        4. The class of 92
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Son if Gundogan is fit. Tough call though

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Extremely tough! Son and Kane normally do well against WHU

      • rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Any improvements? Planning to activate the WC before the deadline

        Only TC chip left

        Current Plan:
        4dgw players for gw25
        likely 11 dgw players for 26 (Bamford to Kane TC)
        likely 11 players for bgw29 (DCL to Bamford, Ings to Watkins/Lacazette, Shaw to Reguillon/Dunk)

        Martinez (Forster)
        Cancelo, Struijk, Shaw (Holding, Konsa)
        Sterling, Gundo, Bruno, Son, Raphina
        Bamford, Ings (DCL)

        4.7 itb

      • Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Charlie Taylor in contention for Burnley?

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Possibly but nothing concrete from Dyche.

        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          He's been "touch and go" for about 3 weeks now.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            But Pieters is also "touch and go" so i think Taylor is just "go".

        3. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Cheers. Need him to block rivals Barnes points.

          Fingers crossed.

      • EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Assuming Soton have multiple doubles.

        With Dier being heavily rotated, is it worth doing Dier to Vestegaard (-4) and bench Stones and Digne next GW?

        Have Dallas and Cancelo starting.

        Thanks.

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Dont fancy Soton defence.

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            On current form I can understand. But I can see the Saints improving and Vestegaard has attacking threat.

            1. Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              The RB problem is massive for them, KWP out with a dodgy hammy. Until they have a natural RB fit I think they’ll struggle mate.

      • Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        So im guessing DGWs confirmed tomorrow now then?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          More likely Thursday or Friday.

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Thanks.

      • Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        We all know Burnley will concede and yet again martinez will outscore him - Sod’s law!

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah im regretting my Pope -4 already. Managed to keep Martinez though and he’ll be prime GK from 26 onwards

        2. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Probably, and he'll probably still outscore McCarthy

      • Releasebreaks
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        with 88 points but this dgw is getting worst and wrost, i have Mee Dias Gundo Antonio, all them missing 90 min and i had this will hurt bad 🙁

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          We can only make the best possible decisions. Rest is not in our control.

      • Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Best 4.9 or below defender for dgw to go into this defence when I lose Dallas after 25?

        Martinez McCarthy
        Cancelo stones shaw Dallas konsa

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Targett obvs

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Can’t have 3 villa

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              soz not psychic, I like Ajayi as a random punt

        2. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Maitland-Niles. 🙂

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Interesting punt, you backing him?

            1. Ruth_NZ
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Depends if WBA get a DGW26.

          2. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Might be a good shout. He could have had a couple of assists vs. United.

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Rüdiger

        4. Harper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          See below, Dunk

          1. Harper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Well I mean if you wanted a SGW then just keep Dallas. I am.

            1. Rhodes your boat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Hadn’t considered Brighton too much thanks

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thinking of investIng in Leicester rather than Spurs, got Son but interested in Barnes & Vardy?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I’m bringing in Kane but I want Barnes or Maddison over son I think

          Also want pereira

      • Harper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Now I'm actually looking at Brighton defenders on the WC instead of only DGWers for BB26. They have WBA(A) in 26, and play in 29 against NEW(H), not to mention they play CPL(H) this week who have the conceded the most headed goal attempts in the last six matches. Maybe time for Virgil van Dunk?

      • LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        This worth BB-ing in DGW25 for (-4)..?

        Martinez
        Dias - Cancelo - Dallas
        Salah - Son - Bruno - Raphinha
        Cavani - Ings - Bamford

        Bench: Pope - Gundo - Shaw - Coufal