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. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    What are the must have players on a wildcard this week, that is planning to BB in next GW (DGW26)?

    1. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Gundy
      Kane
      Son
      Bruno
      City Def
      Martinez

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Probably wait until fixtures anounced no?

      1. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah ofc, just trying to get an early feel for it.

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      genuinely don't think there are any, find it hard to not have Gundog at that price but any combination of the rest could work

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        also won't be getting rid of Emi in a hurry

    4. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      gundo , bruno , son , kane , 2 or 3 villa players

    5. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Salah has shu, CHE. Not great, I know, But not bad either. And they have FUL on gw27.

    6. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Martinez, Gundo, Kane

  2. LT10
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Who would you start next GW?
    a) McCarthy (CHE) (leeds) OR
    b) Pope (WBA)

    Conventional logic would be to start the double GW keeper, but I kind of think Pope might outscore him.

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Then start Pope. Martinez will probably outscore them both put together.

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

  3. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Do u think we know DGW26 fixtures before GW25 deadline? Was thinking about WC/BB.

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Should do

  4. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Anto > Ings worth a -4?

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Why not, live a little

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That's the spirit.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      For sure imo. Ings is for the next few weeks.

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Just hope these doubles come to fruition

        1. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          This .. bought him yesterday and only realised Ben Crelin only attached 50% chance for Soton to have DGW26!

  5. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Back to pep roulette!

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      not really arsed as long as there is someone else to captain

    2. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      dias/ederson and gundog thats it

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Referencing the return of Kdb, kun and the CL

  6. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Please rate my potential dgw26 BB

    I can get it without any hit

    Martinez
    Dias - Stones - AWB
    Salah - Bruno - Grealish - Maddison - Gundo
    Kane - Dcl

    Pope - Rudiger - Lowton - Bamford

    Possible that all these players have doubles, bar Bamford (who I could switch toWatkins for a hit)

    1. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      looks good if cl doesnt ruin rudiger. bamford could score even in one week

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      pretty good

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      it's really good if you have FH for 29

      1. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I don´t have a FH. I´ll have to dead end my team to have 7 or 8 players on 29 and WC on 30.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Good TV

    5. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm trying to avoid Burnley players for DGW 26, their fixtures are awful!

      1. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I can get only up to 4.7 instead od Lowton. Vesteggard, Ben Davis, Konsa are other that crossed my mind

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Think Brighton

          1. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            good idea. They have only one game but a good one against wba... tks

    6. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      And Rudigers are even worse.

      1. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        good point. MUN, liv... Maybe I´ll double up on Villa with Konsa.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Be careful on doubling up as means no Watkins option

    7. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      if they add villa spurs in gw 29 gotta work on getting son back in

    8. LT10
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If you still have FH for 29, that's good.

  7. Dasher0303
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    What should I do here :

    Martinez
    Stones Shaw Dallas Pieters
    Bruno Sterling Son Grealish Gundogan
    Bamford

    Steer DCL Richarlison Dunne

    0.9itb 1ft got WC BB and TC left
    Any ideas what to do next couple of weeks?

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'd BB26 even if it requires some hits
      TC any other DGW
      WC31

      1. Dasher0303
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        What transfers

  8. nadman89
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    planned BB 15 for dgw will take -8 to get there , opinions?

    Pope ( LLORIS)
    awb - targett - vestergaard - dias - lewis(need to replace with 4.5 dgw player)
    son - bruno - grealish - jwp - gundog
    kane - watkins - bamford

    should be 14/15 dgw players + bamford
    any ideas who to move lewis to?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Apparently no DGW for Southampton

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Those BBing in GW26 - have you drafted a team without Salah?

    If I go with the usual 5 in midfield with Maddison instead of Salah you can build an amazing team!

    1. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      its almost impossible having a team with kane and salah . kane will be the best player in 26 , its tough

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      For me, I have to really leave out one of Salah, Son, Bruno and Kane. Tough call on which one.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Son needs to improve to save his spot

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I like coverage especially when all have good fixtures so it's Salah Bruno Kane for me plus they all have penalties

      3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I would lose Son out of the 4.

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Martinez 4.5
      Cancelo Stones 5.5 Shaw Dallas
      Salah Bruno Grealish Gundogan Maddison (Raph in 25)
      Kane Bamford Watkins (Ings in 25)

      Strong with Salah but no Son, can't have them all

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah exactly, I want Son long term so will keep him, Bruno have far too much value tied in (bought at the start), Salah is the most dispensable for me

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I brought Son at 9 and I'm selling on WC!

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Also brought Bruno at 10.5 when I brought him in for Son GW2 and Son scored 4 haha

    4. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Cant bear to leave him out!

      Martinez*, 4.5*
      Stones*, Dias*, Konsa*, Shaw*, Struijk
      Salah*, Gundogan*, Fernandes*, Son*, Barnes*
      Kane*, DCL*, Watkins*

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Very nice to be fair

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wow, I'm 1.8 short of that.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I can afford it and get Maddison over Barnes! 107 TV

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            106.9 here 🙂 although my draft has DCL over Bamford.

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Maddison Bamford or Barnes DCL?

              1. Catastrophe
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                That is the question. Former is the most sensible as I don't have FH for BGW29 but I think I will plan for the latter. Hopefully come WC26 the decision will be easier!

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  WC 26? You won't be able to BB....

                  1. Catastrophe
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Whoops meant GW26.

                    Just realised I am 0.2 short on Cancelo and DCL. So its Dias, Barnes, DCL vs. Cancelo, Maddison, Bamford. DCL would be -4 also so think I'm going with the latter.

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      You put 26 again ha! I prefer Cancelo Maddi Bambam

                      1. Catastrophe
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        😀 I'm on WC25, BB26. But the point i made is irrelevant as I'm going to go with Cancelo 25 which doesn't leave enough ITB for DCL (and Barnes) anyway.

                  2. Catastrophe
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Also leaves 0.7 ITB to upgrade Konsa to Targett.

      3. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wow you've helped me out there, by ditching Grealish instead of Son all I have to do is downgrade Dallas to Struijk and I can get the below.

        Martinez Johnstone
        Cancelo Stones Shaw Struijk Konsa (may go Aina)
        Salah Bruno Son Gundogan Maddison (Raph in 25)
        Kane Bamford Watkins (Ings in 25)

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Looks good. I may end up keeping Bamford and passing on DCL ending up with similar/same

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Just thought who would I bench in 25 from

            Salah Bruno Son Gundogan Raphina
            Kane Ings Bamford

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Yeah not ideal is it. Currently planning Son.

    5. LSK
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I have a Salah, no Son draft and a Son, no Salah draft. Not sure which to go with yet

    6. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      good point, but that means no Salah on gw27 against FUL

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Everybody still consider fulham as an easy task??

    7. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I can get to this team with a -4

      Martinez areola/mcarthy
      Dias cancelo digne target lowton
      Bruno son grealish Maddy gundo
      Kane dcl bam

  10. BigKeith
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Would you start antonio or son for gw25?

      1. nadman89
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        son , kane always scores against west ham , son wil give him the assists

      2. YEAH PITCH!
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Son

      3. Il Capitano
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Son

        • Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          son

      4. YEAH PITCH!
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ok so who is taking more than a -8 hit? Lol.

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          For GW25 or 26? I think if I take a -8 for 26 I could have 14 DGW players.

      5. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        G2G here? Bench order? Starting 11 ok?

        Pope
        Alioski, Shaw, Cancelo, Stones
        Fernandes, Gundo, Salah
        Ings(c), Bamford, DCL

        Martinez, Grealish, Barnes, Dier

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I would bench one of the City defenders for Grealish or Barnes

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I would bench stones for Grealish

      6. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Is Holding to Dallas worth a FT or roll it and use it on a DGW26 player?

        Already have Bamford and Raphinha and plan to do Antonio to Kane in 25 or 26.

        Plan to TC26, WC30/31, FH33

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

      7. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Why there are so many posts with WC this week and BB next?

        Has anything been confirmed yet?

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Nothing confirmed. People are basing their decisions on the permutations from Ben Crellin and preparing to hit the WC once the DGW fixtures are confirmed

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Nah, mainly preying for fixtures to be released

        3. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          cos it's basically guaranteed, the only issue is when we know when/what the exact games are (including whether Southampton have a double double)

        4. scubasmithy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Whilst it hasn't been officially confirmed, it will be soon, hence people jumping on wildcard early so they can get rid of bench boost next week.

          As someone with no bench boost and 2 transfers from a full DGW first XI, I'm holding my wilcard till 30/31 when there are lots of very big fixture swings, chance to move away from template naturally rather than trying to be different.

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I'm hoping that this strategy pays off too.

      8. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Souceck > Raph worth a -4 ?

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I probably would take the hit in this case.

      9. Glokollur nr.1
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Am I mad thinking getting Diagne in for DCL or Antonio as they are coming from minor injuries and have bad fixtures?
        WBA fixtures are pretty temting and Diagne been looking sharp.
        Thought of getting a WBA striker is a bit frightening though

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I had the same thought earlier. Currently ear-marked Watkins for that 3rd spot alongside Bamford/Ings (who will probably become Kane) but Diagne is an option instead if I want to have Targett instead (already got Grealish + Martinez)

          1. Glokollur nr.1
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            yeah I've no Villa backup. More safe going for Watkins

        2. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          He's looked really dangerous in their last couple of games.

      10. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        People get too focused on the DGW fixtures that a team has and don't look enough ahead to see what might be good going forward. This is especially so for defenders who ideally you don't want to be spending too many (if any) transfers on.

        Chelsea have a bad DGW but looking forward their fixtures look OK and rudiger is excellent value at 4.6m.

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          WC will fix any mess left after DGWs for those who still have it.

          1. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Sure - I guess I'm talking about managers like me that are WC this week.

            1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Why would you WC this week but to take advantage of DGWs?

            2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Sorry, I'm with you. Of course, if WCing look beyond the first two weeks. That us good advice.

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I can't see Chelsea keeping a CS against Everton and Leeds. Rudiger ceiling is already low at 6 CS points with not much attacking threat

        3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          And they are blanking in 29.

      11. tabby98
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Pope, Johnstone
        Cancelo, Stones, Coufal, Digne, Lowton
        Salah, Bruno, Son, Soucek, Raphinha
        Richarlison, Bamford, Antonio

        Would you WC this team?

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Why do you think you need to WC your team?

        2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yep, scrap it and auto select.

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Looks like his zimmerframe is just out of shot.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Do they all have a hairdresser in the clubs dressing room?

          I'm looking forward to the pub and a haircut!

      12. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I think the one thing which is stopping me WCing this week is Leeds and Villa fixture swings after GW30. Realistically to make it viable you have to have 5 of them in your team, and holding them beyond then will be tricky.

        I'll probably take a hit this week and next and save the WC tbh.

      13. FPL_WILDCARD
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        On a WC and chasing in my ML. To maximise bench boost for 26 I need to get rid of either Salah or Bruno.... who's better to keep between GW25-28?

        1. Geordie19
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Salah I think

          1. FPL_WILDCARD
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yeah I'm leaning towards keeping Salah. Bruno so highly owned and scares me to lose him though, but hoping Kane can match or outscore him up to GW30

      14. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Who would you bench in 25?

        Salah Bruno Son Gundogan Raphina
        Kane Ings Bamford

        Martinez
        Cancelo Shaw Struijk

        Johnstone ????? Stones Konsa/Aina

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Son of them, headache that is

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Is this WC? If so I’d just bring Kane in a week later with money ITB

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            This is what I think I’ll do

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            No Kane on a WC v West Ham!? What if I get an injury in 25 etc

        3. Releasebreaks
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Maybe Son because if TOT fails to score you will have only Kane to blank

        4. Doggy daddy
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Maybe pep will make decision for you with Europe around the corner.
            I would be tempted by gundogan anyway, nothing more than feeling it needs to stop at some point

        5. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Haven’t seen JWP mentioned much?

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            JWP

        6. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Too bad we can't TC selfless Grealish. He has the best DGW fixtures.

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Martinez

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Fixtures not good for defence

          2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Why can't we?

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              He doesn't get many points

        7. tabby98
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Pope, Johnstone
          Cancelo, Stones, Coufal, Digne, Lowton
          Salah, Bruno, Son, Soucek, Raphinha
          Richarlison, Bamford, Antonio

          1FT £0.9m ITB
          What to do with this team?

          Bring in Gundo?

          1. Geordie19
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Rich to Ings?
            Gundogan or Armstrong for Soucek?

        8. Geordie19
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Evening...Planning on WC in 26 to get 11 doubles (no BB left) to really attack the week. Playing TC too.
          ML rival is 80 ahead with only BB left.

          Then will use transfers to get a team for 30. Will FH in 29/33.

          Sound ok you think? Cheers all!

        9. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Liverpool XI against Leipzig!

          https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1361748466968518656?s=19

        10. Releasebreaks
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Kabak looks nailed on liverpool, anybody thinking he can be good asset for dgw26 ?

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Seen pool play recently

          2. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yup. Got him on mine. Looks like a good differential to own

            1. Releasebreaks
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Plus they play against SHU on gw26, maybe 1 CS already guaranteed.

        11. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Any way to check which players are currently locked in price?

        12. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Who are the underdogs today, Leipzig or Liverpool?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Leipzeig according to the bookies.