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Guardiola hints at Double Gameweek 26 and 27 for City and offers Gundogan update

Double Gameweek 24 came to a conclusion on Wednesday evening as Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to ten points with a win over Everton.

Elsewhere on a generally underwhelming night for those with Fantasy interest, Burnley and Fulham played out a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.

SEEING DOUBLE

How the top 10k FPL managers set their teams up for Double Gameweek 24

A throwaway line from Pep Guardiola in his pre-match interview on Wednesday evening set tongues wagging in the Fantasy Premier League world.

The City manager lamented a busy month ahead for his side before the clash with Everton, in doing so mentioning that games against Wolves and Southampton – City’s two outstanding fixtures following cup-related postponements – had been added to the calendar in March.

Those two matches could realistically only be added to Gameweeks 26 and 27 if we’re looking at City’s schedule before the March international break:



Premier League fixturesOther fixtures
February 21Gameweek 25: Arsenal (a)
February 24UCL, last 16: Monchengladbach (a)
February 27Gameweek 26: West Ham United (h)
March 2/3*Gameweek 26: Soton (h)/Wolves(h)?
March 6*Gameweek 27: Manchester United (h)
March 9/10*Gameweek 27: Soton (h)/Wolves(h)?
March 13*Gameweek 28: Fulham (a)
March 16UCL, last 16: Monchengladbach (h)
March 20FA Cup, quarter-final: Everton (a)
—————INTERNATIONALBREAK———————-

*Exact March dates are yet to be finalised by the various broadcasters

ARE YOU ILKAY?

Missing his first Premier League game since Gameweek 12, Ilkay Gundogan (£6.1m) sat out City’s win at Goodison Park.

Guardiola had forewarned us that the German would miss out on the trip to Merseyside and he had more to say on the in-form midfielder ahead of kick-off, suggesting that a return to action in Double Gameweek 25 wasn’t yet assured:

Elsewhere on the fitness front, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) marked his return from injury as a late substitute.

We await news on Joao Cancelo‘s (£6.1m) condition, with the Portuguese defender taking a heavy kick to his knee in second-half injury time and limping through to the game’s conclusion.

As for Everton, the Toffees could have Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) back for the Merseyside derby this weekend:

SILVA LINING

Guardiola hints at Double Gameweek 26 and 27 for City and offers Gundogan update 1

De Bruyne’s return gives Guardiola another option in the centre of midfield, where Gundogan and Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) have started every Premier League match that they have been available for from Gameweek 14 onwards.

It was Phil Foden (£6.1m) who ostensibly filled in for Gundogan as the left-sided ‘number eight’ on Merseyside, with the youngster opening the scoring with a deflected 31st-minute effort and generally posing more of a threat than the shot-less Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) further up the flank.

Bernardo meanwhile made it six attacking returns in his last seven starts, first claiming the assist for Riyad Mahrez’s (£8.1m) superb strike and then taking advantage of some suspect goalkeeping from Jordan Pickford (£4.8m) to round off the scoring himself.

Bernardo has started 12 league matches in a row now and his and Gundogan’s run in the team pre-dated De Bruyne’s injury by some time.

It’ll be interesting to see how Guardiola incorporates the Belgian back into his side, then. Given the form of Bernardo and Gundogan in their respective central midfield positions and Gabriel Jesus‘ (£9.2m) lack of it up front, it’ll be the Brazilian who will be watching more nervously over his shoulder – both Bernardo and De Bruyne have operated as the spearhead of the City attack over the last few months.

Rotation will beckon for most City players during the upcoming period of fixture congestion, it has to be said, with Guardiola telling reporters:

If you see the schedule that we have… we have a game every three or four days, everybody is going to play. Against Arsenal, we are going to play new ones.

ALL ABOUT MEE

It’s now just one clean sheet in seven matches for Burnley without their skipper Ben Mee (£5.1m), who missed Wednesday’s draw with Fulham due to the concussion protocol.

The Clarets’ shut-out record stands at seven in 17 when Mee is fit and the good news for Sean Dyche’s side is that the first-choice stopper will be available for selection for the weekend’s clash with West Bromwich Albion, a fixture that offers Burnley a very good opportunity to add to their clean sheet tally.

Not that stand-in centre-back Kevin Long (£4.3m) was culpable for this clean sheet loss, with first-half substitute Robbie Brady (£5.0m) – on as a replacement for the crocked Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.4m) before having to leave the field himself – making a hash of a goalline clearance for Fulham’s opener.

On a disappointing evening for owners of Nick Pope (£5.6m) et al, the four Fantasy assets who emerged from the draw at Turf Moor with any sort of FPL return were all owned by 1.5% of Fantasy managers or fewer.

Ola Aina (£4.5m), the fortuitous scorer of the Cottagers’ goal and assister of one of Josh Maja‘s (£5.5m) strikes in the win over Everton, finished as Gameweek 24’s joint-top scorer on 20 points alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m) – two players owned by a combined 10 managers inside the top 10k.

Fulham were worthy of their point and their undefeated run against sides outside of the top four now stretches to ten games.

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1,127 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    How rotation proof is Shaw now that he appears to be at full fitness?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Enough to be in my team . . . I assume he'll be rested tomorrow and we'll know.

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      He’s lobbing bombs in the area that cannot be ignored by OSG

      Clicking with all his mates

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      if Telles plays in Europa you'll know

  2. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Pope
    Mee Shaw Alioski
    Sterling Raphinha Bruno Gundogan Salah
    Bamford Cavani

    [Johnstone Antonio Cancelo Coufal]
    1ft., 0.9m itb.
    I want to buy players who play in gameweek 29.
    a) roll transfer
    b) Cavani to Watkins
    c) another option

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Cavani to Ings

  3. Sarri-ball
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    How nailed is burn at brighton?
    Better combo

    A) Shaw/burn
    B) Targett/white (own martinez)

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Not nailed - Alzate and the new signing can play there

  4. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Was originally going to try to BB25 and WC26, but looks like Cancelo has a knock or could be rotated this weekend.

    BB25 still looks good here? No Raphinha, Cancelo and Coufal the main concern here

    Martinez - Pope
    Alioski - Dias - Cancelo - Coufal - Lowton
    Gundo - Salah - Bruno - Rashford - Barnes
    Ings - Antonio - Bamford

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Have you seen anything further on Cancelo? Looked to me as though he got studs scrape the top of his knee, would have been painful but shouldn't linger.

      Not sure it's worth it regardless of Cancelo but then I'm struggling myself with when to use it and have been considering a less than ideal bench this week.

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        he played past 4 games in 2 weeks, got a rest in the FA cup, got a slight knock, have a game in 4 days, and then Champs League 3 days later.

        i think prime for a rest, but who knows with Pep

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Who knows is right! I currently have him starting and Stones first on bench, knowing my luck neither play although quietly confident on Stones being that he missed this morning.

  5. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Any truth in possible Cancelo injury? Would make walker nailed

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I dunno, see above. Assume all speculation this soon after the match.

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      no one knows, but he just said everyone will play, so assume rotation will happen

      1. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        True but if Cancelo out Walker is their only RB

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I mean yeah. But that applies to basically anyone in the league

  6. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Not sure what to do here so any ideas would be helpful.

    Mesiler (Martinez)
    Stones Cancelo Maguire (Silva, 4.0)
    Salah Bruno Son Maddison Gundogan*
    Bamford Cavani* (Antonio*)

    So I have 1 FT/0 ITB and Cavani, Gundogan and Antonio are looking like potential problems. Thinking of Antonio to Watkins and considering getting Raphina for a hit. What do you think?

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I'd probably just get Raphinha in for free and hold Antonio, both could still work though.

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Raphinha in for Gundogan? Thought about it but I'd want him back for the DGW not sure if I want to "waste" a transfer on that you know.

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I would have suggested Maddison out of your mids, agree that I wouldn't want to get rid of Gundo.

  7. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    To afford Antonio to Bamford, Sell Coufal for

    A. Struijk
    B. Burn

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. Werkself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

    3. Lignja
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Start Strujik or Mee in that case?

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Gotta go with the double I reckon, Strujik doesn't mind getting a shot away albeit only registering the one goal thus far.

        1. Lignja
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Thanks

  8. waldo666
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    So this is me for this week as it stands with 0 FT.

    Anything worth a hit? Bench in order?

    Pope
    Shaw Dallas Cancelo
    Salah Son Bruno Gundo Raphinha
    Bamford Ings

    (McCarthy Stones Antonio Coufal )

    1. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      That looks good for this week I’d say.

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks, mate.

  9. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team? Chip active

    Martinez Fabri
    Lawton Vestergaard Dallas Cancelo Rudiger
    Bruno Salah Raphinha Barnes Gundogan
    Inns Kane Bamford

    3.2 itb to swap out Raphinha/ Ings to Son/Watkins in 26. TC Kane in 26 as well.

    1. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      *Lowton
      *Ings

      Autocorrect

    2. LSK
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I like it. Same attack as my current draft.

      1. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thank you

    3. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Personally prefer Son to Kane if going with one (although does seem I'm in the minority). Seems sensible to have left a buffer ITB for your intended moves.

      1. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks for the feedback, what would you do with the extra funds? Vardy perhaps?

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Vardy could work.

  10. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Blimey nice to wake up to Sterlo blank and Foden(c) points 😎

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Excellent news 😀

  11. The Knights Template
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Sterling to JWP? Already have McCarthy, Raphina, Harrison and Bamford for dgw.

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Hard no.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers. I'm pretty angry with Shotless Sterling though.

        1. BDA Shadow
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Understandable. Let the emotions settle.

  12. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Not sure it's worth to let Ings to break the forward's line, Kane / Bamford / Watkins

    Ings is relatively expensive

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I think he will worth it

  13. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Is it too dangerous to go without Kane? Already own Son and I'm not sure if I want to use a WC just to get Kane in.

    1. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Not worth a wc imo. Maybe can sell a heavy hitter for direct swap

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Not worth a WC. But it is somewhat risky goign without a player who will most likely be most captained and highly TCed as well. If you C/TC Son, I suppose that would soften the blow if Kane hauls as Son should be involved in the goals as well.

  14. money face bandwagon
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Dgw has been rubblish this gw

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      can say so.

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yep, really disappointing after a cracking start.

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Can confirm. Had 6 dgw players to start, but only two of them actually played twice.

  15. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Any idea who the three safest City assets are?

    A) KDB - Don't trust him straight back from an injury at all. Been there too many times for him to go right back to the medics.
    B) Gundogan - If he's passed fit we would assume he's nailed but with KDB back he could miss games and/or be back in a deep role.
    C) Cancelo - Probably best defender to own and most nailed of the fullback options.
    D) Dias - Probably most nailed defender (Ederson not an option with Pope and Martinez about).
    E) Sterling - Probably the most nailed of the front three.
    F) Foden - Been playing quite a bit recently but will always get a bench here and there, more so with Jesus and KDB fit.
    G) Stones/Laporte - Expect them to share time now.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      DBC

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers, that's what I'm currently thinking. Easier to fit in 2 defenders and 1 mid - more mids I want on WC.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Don’t think Laporte is any more than a rest for Dias and Stones. Think Cancelo rotates more but has higher ceiling.

          1. BDA Shadow
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            The thing with Cancelo is he's basically first choice for right and left back. You may be right with the centre backs but we'll have to wait and see. Laporte was second best defender in the league not so long ago.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 25 days ago

              They can’t risk him is the issue, he’s too fragile. He will come in to give the starting two a rest like tonight or play in a three. Zinchenko and Walker will rotate Cancelo out more I suspect.

    2. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Ederson. Will play, and will likely take a penalty at some point.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Nah. No point in risking your goalkeeper down the pitch leaving an open goal.

      2. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        There is genuinely a zero percent chance he ever takes a penalty outside of a shootout. The real problem though is that Martinez and Pope are by far the best defensive assets from their teams.

        1. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          This is true, though my transfer in of Ederson in GW20 has worked out fairly well... He'll go for Martinez once we're through the DGWs though.

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Take E out of the options NOW!

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Because he didn't score today?

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yes. Does nothing considering his high price tag. Much better options for cheaper.

          1. BDA Shadow
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            That's extremely naive. 8g7a is far from nothing, and need I point out he's averaged 31 attacking returns per season over the previous 3 seasons...

            1. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              You are talking about previous 3 seasons, but we are talking about last 2 matches.

              I strongly bet you haven't seen him play in these recent 2 matches.

              1. BDA Shadow
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Pretty certain I've watched every City game this season. You're calling him useless after 2 games and completely ignoring 3 entire seasons of historical data, you do realize that right? You care about recent form? 6 returns in his last 7 games.

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  He played very wide left both games and fluttered inside every now and then. Jesus getting injured or Aguero playing helps Sterling.

                  1. BDA Shadow
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Sane used to look like a sub warming up on the side he played so wide, so it's not necessarily a write off, but yes Sterling has generally been a penalty box poacher so that's where we want him.

              2. WE GO FOR IT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                I've watched the 2 games and he's been far from useless. Don't get me wrong, he killed me this GW. But he should've had a goal vs Spurs and looked decent otherwise in both games. The only reason I've sold him on WC is to get Kane.
                Now to support your point, even though he has played well this season, he doesn't justify the price tag. At 11.5m, you expect him to have a haul every now and then along with steady returns. His steady returns have been fine. But his hauls have been almost non-existent. Only twice has he got more than 1 return in a game so far. One of the reasons why I feel Gundo/Foden are better choices right now.

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Cancelo for sure. Most of us will have a decent bench now. So we can take the odd benching.
      Dias if you fancy City to not score more than 2 goals a game a lot. Of course while keeping CSs
      Gundo is surely the best mid to own in terms of form and value. Maybe more rotated now ith CL but then everyone can be and he's the best bet long with KdB and Sterling to start most games. The myth of him not being attackign with KdB is absolutely wrong. He had 5 goals in 7 games from GW13 to GW19 (when KdB got injured)
      If you want an explosive (differential) asset, Sterling/KdB. Foden, if you are low on cash.

      Any combination is good. All depends on where you and who allows you to get a better rest of the squad.

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        The doubles add an extra layer of annoyance in these decisions. Normally with a strong bench we like assets like Foden who usually start or get 0 minutes. In the doubles you want them to start or at least come on for appearance points.
        Cheers.

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          True. I would be happy with one game. The way City ar eplaying right now, one game from their assets is much better than 2 of most. If they do have 2 doubles in GW26 and GW27, I'd say just pick 3 which you believe will do well and stick. Everyone will be rotated with so many games. So, just pick any and hope they return in the games they do start.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            This is the reasonable view.

            But people see points... and get vexed and frustrated if their players are benched.

            With Man City it's inevitable for most with their squad and largesse competing in all competitions, every 4 days including travel.

            1. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Yeah, and that's why I never beat myself up about City rotations. Yuo know that you're player is going to be benched for the odd game and maybe come on for a one pointer. Just have to take it on the chin as they are then probably likely to start and do well next game.

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Cancelo - hang on. With KDB's return, there's been plenty of discussion about his impact on Gundogan, but not Cancelo. Won't it send him out of midfield and back to fullback, where he'll be rotated more heavily especially with CL off and running again? I'd say with all that 4 competitions and DGWs, all City assets other than Ederson will be heavily rotated.

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          They will. Cancelo was quite attacking even with KdB. It's just fun owning him. Might go Dias if I want a more nailed option. Let's see. If I am going 2 City defender, I'll get Cancelo for sure. If one, I might prefer Dias for his nailedness.

  16. money face bandwagon
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    What would u do with this team? 0.0itb, 2ft

    Pope forster
    Dias cresswell lowton targett 3.8m
    Son sterling gun salah bruno
    Antonio bamford 4.3m

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling to Raphinha and Antonio to Ings. Actually you could shift your 4.3 to Ings and keep Antonio.

      1. money face bandwagon
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks for ur feedback. Will do sterling to raphinha. Regarding antonio i will wait until presser then decide whether to utilize my 2nd transfer. Ings is a great shout for dgw

  17. egan
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Soucek to Raphinha for -4?

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I think you'll get that paid back with interest.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          And that interest will probably be equal to regret 😉

    • Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Best option to complete the mids? Budget 12.2m.

      Salah bruno gundo raphina XXXX
      Ings dcl bamford

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Son

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Son or Maddison.

        2. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Thanks mate

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I would also monitor KDB

      2. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        KDB punt if you don’t have 2 MCI defenders.

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Punting JWP this week ; out for Son next.

      4. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Has to be Son with no Kane. If you plan to upgrade Bamford to Kane, then maybe Grealish if you can afford.

    • DALEDOBACK
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Martinez
      Mee Stones Dallas
      Raphina Son Bruno Salah
      Ings Bamford Kane

      Steer Cancelo Gundogan Mitchell

      Gtg? Bench right?

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Think I'll lock in Bamford TC if Phillips is confirmed fit and we don't receive notice of other DGWs (besides 26 and 27) before the deadline

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Surely better times to play it? Not a bad shout though

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 25 days ago

          BBing in 26, rotation risk for City in 27, Kane may have a DGW in 32 but I do want to attack what's in front of me currently.

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Fair enough! Hope it works out 🙂

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Thanks 🙂

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Massive risk ; such a hit and miss player. The only upside is you know he’ll start both!

      3. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        High risk, high reward. I see Leeds scoring 2/3 in both games. If he's involved in 3 goals, you're gold.

    • De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Who to take out for Raphina?

      A) Son (will get Kane next week)

      B) Grealish (brought him in 2 weeks ago. Give him couple more games?)

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Thanks Holmes. Thing is im not too keen on Spurs double up.

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            ah ok, then drop Son. not much in it

      2. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Thanks mate. Appreciate it

      3. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Thanks heaps Waldo

    • Boberella
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Hey DZ....
      On a WC need a cheap 5th defender but will need them to play for a possible GW26 BB:
      A) Struijk
      B)Tete
      C) Other, if so who?

      1. ChuckN
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        A for mine.

        1. Boberella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Thanks mate

    • ChuckN
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Feel like Wildcarding this lot is a bit of a waste of a WC? Anyone convince me otherwise?

      Martinez
      Dias Cancelo Cresswell
      Salah Bruno Rashford Grealish Gundo
      Bamford Antonio

      BENCH: Pope Watkins Holding C Taylor

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Looks ok. Holding, Rash and Antonio are the only ones I would want to get rid of really.

        1. ChuckN
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yeah except Rashford likely has a double in 26?

          Trying to squeeze Raphina in and probably Ings for Antonio this week for a hit (if I don't WC). Have 2m ITB.

          1. Boberella
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Ings and Raph for a hit good moves this week then I reckon.
            Who would you lose for Raph?

            1. ChuckN
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Probably between Gundogan or Rashford/Salah. Was hoping to nab Kane in 26 so would need to downgrade either Bruno/Salah/Rashford. Obviously, Rashford is the weak link there but it's tough ditching players that have a potential double!

              1. Boberella
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                I know what you mean, but I do think rashford is the obvious one. The cash saved would give you great options for 26. Would you be able to afford Antonio to Kane if you do that?

                1. ChuckN
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  yeah Rashford > Raph gives me around 6m ITB.

                  Could go Antonio to Ings and then Ings to Kane for 26. Is that what you mean?

                  1. Boberella
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Yep, that looks solid to me.

                    1. Boberella
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Or keep Ings and go Bamford to Kane in 26 even.

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Pope
      Cancelo Stones Robertson
      Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
      Bamford DCL Antonio

      Martinez Soucek Coufal Ferguson

      2 FT, 5.4 itb

      1. Soucek >> Son (save 1FT for 26)
      2. Antonio >> Ings (save 1FT for 26)
      3. Antonio >> Watkins (save 1FT for 26)
      4. Coufal >> Dallas (save 1FT for 26)
      5. Combine 2 of the above??

      Thanks

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        2 and 4 look good for this week.

      2. ChuckN
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Think Ings is a great shout this week. Looks sharp lately and been unlucky not to go big a few times.

      3. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Definitely 2.
        Then 1 or 4 depending what you’d do with the spare cash if you went 4.

    • Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Dallas Strujik Shaw Cancelo Pieters are my defense.

      Dallas and Strujik have to play due to DGW. Pieters injured and third on the bench.

      Which one to play from Shaw and Cancelo?

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Think I'm leaning toward Shaw.

      2. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Shaw

    • Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Dallas, Raphinha and Bamford in for Creswell, Son and Antonio -8? I've no Wildcard or Free Hit so it would set me up for 29 and let me get Kane in 26.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        All 3 outgoing players are likely to have a game in 29 as well

        Avoid Cresswell to Dallas, other 2 are fine for -4

        1. Alcapaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Ah yes you're right. Thanks.

    • Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      What would you do with this team? (If everyone is fit)

      Martinez
      Dias, Cancelo, Mee
      Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan, Soucek
      Kane, Bamford

      Bench: Cresswell

      1.7 itb and 2FTs. Considering Button to Steers this week to save 0.1. Then Mee and Davis to BHA defender and Watkins next week with 2FTs. Dont want to drop WHM assets as of now.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Soucek > Raphine or JWP?

        Still have BB?

        Team looks great, not sure about your bench 😉

      2. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Wouldnt change anything apart from what JF said tbh. Great team!

    • jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Pope
      Stones, Cancelo, Mee
      Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Gundo, Raphinha
      DCL, Bamford
      (Martinez; Antonio, Kilman, Coufal)

      Used 1FT on Raph, and have 1FT left.
      1) DCL > Kane
      2) Antonio > Ings
      3) Save the other FT

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Who gets benched if you bring Ings in?

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Fair point. But probably thinking about Gundo or DCL, mostly because of the flags. Depends on their fitness.

      2. pavlev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        lol that is my team except dias instead of stones, have also used 1ft on raph!

        almost certainly going for 2), can't get rid of DCL before liverpool and maybe 2 DGWs. was thinking of benching grealish myself...gundo is either starting or full rest for me.

    • Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Having Benching Dilemma this week.

      Grealish or Lookman.
      And playing one from
      Cancelo Cresswell Mee

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Grealish
        Play Cancelo. With Mee 1st on bench in case Cancelo doesn’t play.

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I’ve currently got Gundo and Stones on my bench ...

    • Boberella
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Righto, this is my WC locked in thus far:

      Martinez
      Cancelo Shaw Vestergaard
      Son Bruno Grealish Gundo Raphinha
      Ings Vardy

      Sanchez Maja Struijk Tete

      Please rip it to shreds and bag me for not having Salah in it.

      6.5 ITB exact funds for Raph to KDB in 26. (Although may go Ings/Vardy to Kane instead depending on what happens in 25)
      Might also swap Sanchez out for Areola before deadline as FUL could Double in 26 and I might BB.