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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. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    1FT, 5.6ITB

    A. Antonio -> Ings
    B. Bissouma -> Raphinha(-4)?

    Pope
    Dias Stones Dallas
    Gundogan Bruno Salah Son
    Bamford Ings Antonio

    Martinez Mee Bednarek Bissouma

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

      Looking strong, A is the obvious one.

      Will Saints get any joy home to Chelsea or is this move all on the Leeds game?

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        A. Too mang dgws to pass up on Ings

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

      Don’t you already have Ings?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Not yet.

    3. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I’m set up very similar and I’m doing Antonio to Kane. Think the upside of double Spurs over the next few weeks is greater than a DGW or two for a good player in a poor side

  2. rekyaren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Is Mendy no longer the nr 1 goalkeeper for chelsea? Best GK replacement?

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

      Mendy is no.1

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

        Bit harsh

  3. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    On a WC and then bb26. Is anyone starting w two city and then swapping in a third on gw26? Just thinking it gives you a bit more chance of getting the choice right, and Arsenal isn’t likely to be a mega haul beforehand. Thoughts?

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

      Any game can be a mega haul. Picking who is the tricky bit or just being patient.

      Didn't KDB score some crackers away at Arsenal last season?

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

      I might. It's getting the third City player or Grealish for me. Leaning a bit towards getting the Grealish now. You are hardly going to be able to guess with City players. So, I might just get 3 and stick with them tiil GW29.

  4. COUFAL SO GOOD
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    we need a pro pundit article from fudgy

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

    Just looked at Spurs and Southampton fixtures, don't see if their H2H can be moved anywhere in DGW26 so I guess Fulham may have a double in 26 (against Spurs)

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

      Or not? I am not sure xD too confusing

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

      No point guessing tbh. Hopefully, we get the news today.

  6. Andrew K
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Any ideas ?
    Sterling & DCL --> Minamino & Ing (-4 pts)
    Already have Bamford, Dallas, Meslier

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

      DCL likely plays v Liverpool.

      1. Andrew K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        So should i keep all my forward? DCL Bamford & Watkins

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

          It's up to you.

          Watkins to Ings is an option or stick with your front 3 and look elsewhere.

          Depends on what you think of the fixtures after Southampton play Leeds.

          I did Antonio to Ings but will likely change him again soon.

          1. Andrew K
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Oh thanks, and who is better between JWP and Minamino?

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

              I don't know.

      2. FantasyClub
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Everton aren’t playing well, I don’t see good enough service happening for DCL, his last 2 goals were actually lucky, poachers goals, so he needs good service

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

            Perhaps Everton's lack of form is because they are missing DCL leading the line?

            1. FantasyClub
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Maybe but like I said his last 2 goals were lucky if you remember the circumstances?

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

                  Need the rub of the green. Lucky strikers are worth having ahead of unlucky ones!

            2. Andrew K
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I also feel Liverpool is back to good form from GW25.

              1. FantasyClub
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Yes I’m waiting to see how they perform against Everton. Liverpool’s 2 goals against Leipzig were so lucky if you saw

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

          Managed to get 6 points from my last 5 players

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

            I got 2 from my last 4

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

              Makes me feel slightly better

        • George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I know grealish isn’t flavour of the week, but I’m stuck between him and Maddison. Options are:-

          A. Grealish, Kilman
          B. Maddison, konsa/rudiger

          Already have Martinez & Targett

          Will FH29

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

            Check out Leicester's recent form at Villa. I think they do well, clearly Villa are much improved this season.

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

          Do we expect DGW26/27/28 to be announced today?

          1. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yes

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

              Oh, excited, hopefully get a couple curve balls 😀

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

            There's a DGW in 28?

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

              I believe a couple teams might be on for a DGW - or so Ben Crellin suggests

            2. Nay08
                2 months, 25 days ago

                potentially for some. Ben crellin mark it as unlikely(1-25% chance)

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

              Today or Tomorrow

            4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Yes

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

              Cheers all

          3. Nay08
              2 months, 25 days ago

              on GW25 and 26, do you think Matheus Pereira will have more points than Raphinha?
              Pereira - bur, BHA, EVE(potentially)
              Raphinha - wol, SOU, AVL

              I'm thinking of keeping Pereira instead of swapping him to Raphinha.

              if I keep, I'll do Mitchel to Dallas and play Dallas with Pereira this week.
              but if I swap, I'll play Raphinha with Dias.

              1. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Get Raphina

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

              The key to DGW26/27/28 is nailing your three City players. Or is two enough.

              If so, who are the 2/3 to get?

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

                Dias Cancelo Gundo

                1. George Agdgdgwngo
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  That is the premium. I’m having to get stones instead of diss

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

                    Because so many other options available in Mid/Fwd from other team?

                    I honestly think Ederson is the best third City player

                    1. Easy Cheesy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Emerson in my WC. At expense of Martinez. Eek.

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

                      Ederson is a reliable option.

                      But the trade off is 2 outfield and Martinez outstanding and Sanchez too. Plus many will be on Pope, especially v an improving WBA.

                2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Correct. Value. Nailed on ness and the slight possibility the Cancelo may finally deliver. Most overdue player ever

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

                I'm currently on Stones, Gundogan & Foden but not overly confident.

                Gk - Ederson (must be a genuine option for certainty of starts)
                Def - Dias, Cancelo or Stones
                Mid - Gundogan, KdB or Foden (cheap and as likely as anyone else)
                Fwd - nothing obvious and no spots left

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

                If I was on WC, I'd go

                Ederson, Dias & Gundogan

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

                  Gundo and Cancelo stay in my squad. Seriously considering Sterling > KDB if Kev shows some form next GW.

                  1. FantasyClub
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Definitely have to wait and see how KDB progresses

                2. DK_13
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Going ederson dias gundo. (Bb in 26 and FH in 29), so missing out on only 27 28 and 30 of Aston villas easy fixtures.

                  1. DK_13
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Aston villa as in Martinez*

                3. FantasyClub
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    As you just witnessed in this DGW, it’s pretty difficult nailing 3 City players for a DGW with Pep roulette

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

                      Hence why maybe not worth wasting big outlay on Sterling, KdB, Cancelo/Dias etc?

                      Just get Stones & Foden as cheaper alternatives

                      Gundogan nailed in everyone's team

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

                        There is a sound logic to that and focus on the rest of your team.

                      2. FantasyClub
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Gundo over Foden for sure unless Foden becomes more nailed. But if my memory serves me correctly Foden and KDB linked really well

                    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      I have KDB Gundo Cancelo

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

                        Ahead of the curve, the place to be for future points. Nice WC!

                    3. jomikijiq
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      KDB, Gundo, Cancelo/Dias

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

                        Will you be able to get KDB in readily for Arsenal or wait for dgw26 and dgw27 for Man City's four home games?

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

                          For Arsenal no point imo, not sure if he'll even start

                          My current plan is:

                          25: Cancelo, Antonio -> Struijk, Kane
                          26: save
                          27: Maguire, Bruno -> some BGW29playing def, KDB

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

                            I have exact money in 25 and can't afford it with Dias instead of Cancelo

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

                            Interesting. Play it through patiently normally makes most sense.

                            I'm sure the back to back home Man City doubles in gw26 with Wolves then in 27 v Southampton will cause some interest in KDB .

                            Nice game week and top 1k btw!! Well played.

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

                              Thanks. Trying to stay there is the goal now!

                              Having the best captains is in general one of my main foci (is it a more popular form than focuses?)

                              So that's why I really want Kane for 26 and KDB for 27

                  • Shark Team
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Which combo on WC?
                    Should I risk with B?

                    A) Raphinha Salah Watkins
                    or
                    B) Barnes Grealish Ings

                    *Option B includes Raphinha to Barnes in gw26

                    1. George Agdgdgwngo
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      A because of salah

                      1. Chandler Bing
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        A imo

                  • Chandler Bing
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    On BB26, who would you rather keep?

                    A. Raphina
                    B. Dallas

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

                      B

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

                      Raphinha

                    3. FantasyClub
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        B because mid options are very competitive

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

                        A

                      • jomikijiq
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        A

                    4. luqies
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      so is burnleys Pieters done now that taylor is back?

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

                        For now.

                    5. AdamJ91
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Thoughts on this WC please;

                      Plan is to WC25, TC Kane 26 & FH29.

                      Martinez - Button
                      Dias - Cancelo - Pereira - Rudiger - Dallas
                      Salah - Fernandes - Son - Gundogan - Smith-Rowe
                      Kane - Bamford - Watkins.

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

                        I'll give you some feedback, similar to what I was told. I have a similar WC but do you really need a crazy benching headache if not BB available?

                        1. AdamJ91
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Yeah that's very true, something I don't actually need or want in fact. Will reassess it!

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

                            Im in the same boat....now Im moving funds around to a solid starting 11. The likes of Strujik, Maja/Diagne come to mind as bench fodders.

                            1. FantasyClub
                                2 months, 25 days ago

                                Maja/Diagne definitely good fodder

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

                        Antonio & Soucek > Ings & Raphine for free?

                        Will give 5 x doublers for 25 - McCarthy, Dallas, Raphine, Bampot & Ings

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

                          I like it. Good time to come off West Ham i think.

                        2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Yes. Pull out the swords

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

                        Burn/ Dallas or Rudiger/Strujik?

                        On WC, no BB on 26.

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

                          B

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

                            Thank you. Im not 100% sold on Strujik, just tweaking a bit. Leeds dont' really keep CS and Dallas is OOP. Do you see it different? Anyone else you would recommend?

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

                              Whats your budget?

                              Struijk should be fine as long as he's your 5th def

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

                              Isn't Strujik just holding the fort for Phillips? I'd want Rudi out of those 4 though. I'd rethink your options in your position.

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

                                He can play in two positions where Leeds have injuries. Rudiger does not have good fixtures in DGW26.

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

                                Currently on:

                                Shaw Taylor Dallas Cancelo and Rudi.

                                Need the additional $$ to fund Barnes to KDB on 26.

                                Anyone else you would recommend?

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

                                  Need to know your max budget for 2 def spots which you want to downgrade, is it 9.5m?

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

                                    9.4 actually. That is why Burn is in there

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

                                      Dallas is fine. For your 5th def, if you want to punt on Struijk for one week then he's the man. Otherwise Rudi long term makes sense but he doesnt have good fixtures in DGW26

                      4. RECKLESS
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Are we 100% getting big dgw in gw 26? Why arent matches released then? Because so many are WC now but without 100% having fixture list

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

                          Should know in next day or two. I'm holding off on using my FT to get Raphinha until close to the deadline.

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

                            Might you switch to Southampton mid (JWP, Adams) if they get 2 more DGWs?

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

                              JWP sounds interesting. Minamino as well.

                      5. Brimble82
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        So two questions, one harder than the other:
                        - Soucek > Raphinha for -4? Yes or No.

                        If yes; who gets benched?
                        - Salah, Son, Bruno, Gundo, DCL, Kane or Bamford!?!

                        I'm really tempted to get Raph and get the Leeds trinity of Bamford-Dallas-Raphinha, but I don't really want to bench anyone else from my front 8.

                        Wisdom anyone?

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

                          bench Soucek

                          1. Brimble82
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            That's what I've been on, but the temptation is strong.
                            Raphinha ownership in top 10k is ~8% - what do we see it rising to fro DGW25? 30+?

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

                          I'll be benching DCL (vs Liverpool away) in first place and likely to come on as no doubt one of my starters won't feature: Salah, Bruno, Gundogan, Foden, Raphine, Ings & Bammers

                          Cresswell second on bench if DCL still flagged/ni show

                          1. Brimble82
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Carlo thinks he'll be starting:
                            https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1362192761429118978

                            And with Liverpool's CB issues, and the fact it's the derby, I think DCL scores.
                            I was thinking Gundo as a bench option, but City enjoy Arsenal away, and Pep seems to be clear that Gundo is ok to play:
                            https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1362130986482487299

                            But deciphering Pep's statements is nigh on impossible.
                            I guess by the fact he's said Monchengladbach in there means there's a chance he doesn't make Arsenal.

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

                          I think Gundo might not start vs Arsenal. So, if you get Raph, you could bench him. I think it's worth the hit if you want Raph long term.

                          1. Brimble82
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Was just reflecting on that (above) with regards to Pep's statement:
                            https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1362130986482487299

                            If he was likely to be ready for Arsenal, why include Monchengladbach in the statement?
                            With KDB passing his return test, he doesn't need to rush Gundo back in either.

                      6. drughi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Did sterling and antonio > raphinha and ings -4 last night. Enough itb to get kane for any attacker in gw 26. If fixtures for dgw 26 get released before deadline I might wildcard. Team gtg ?

                        Mccarthy*
                        Cancelo Ayling* Lowton
                        Raphinha* Salah Bruno Grealish Gundogan
                        Bamford(C)* Ings*

                        Johnstone DCL Cresswell Coufal

                        1. FantasyClub
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Big benching headache there with DCL, which is why I got rid, I prefer to have my third striker as one that I’m comfortable benching

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

                              if he gets double in gw 26 he starting ahead of singler raphina, no worries

                              1. FantasyClub
                                  2 months, 25 days ago

                                  Yeah that works. I’ll be transferring out Raph for someone I’d rather play over DCL which is why I got rid and Everton aren’t filling me with confidence, they’re quite weak all over the park and DCL’s last 2 goals were lucky

                            2. The 12th Man
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              Looks really good. Like the Kane plan.

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

                                cheers, yeah kane is coming in either on wildcard or on a ft next week

                                1. The 12th Man
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 25 days ago

                                  Think I’ll be moving Bamford to Kane next week.

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

                                    Same here

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

                                    Will do the same and (C)

                            3. King Kun Ta
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              GTG

                          • fcsaltyballs
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Do we think DCL starts this weekend??

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

                              Yes Carlo said he will

                              1. The 12th Man
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 25 days ago

                                “I think he will” is different to “he will start”

                            2. The 12th Man
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              Unknown. Hopefully.
                              I’m 50/50 whether to keep him and just have bench cover this week.
                              Probably will have a good double though. Might move him to Ings for -4.

                            3. drughi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              starts on the bench probably

                              1. The 12th Man
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 25 days ago

                                Probably this.

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

                              Strange that managers are saying they are close when they have hamstring issue. Thats usually 2week break minimum. Of course you can risk with it and play but that usually doesn't end well

                          • George Agdgdgwngo
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Who scores more over the next 5gws?

                            A. Ings che (h) lee (a) eve (a) *mci (a)*shu (a) *tot (a)* bha (h)

                            B. Vardy (avl (a) ars (h) *bur (a)* bha (a) shu (h)

                            Potentially 7 games vs 5

                            1. The 12th Man
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              Ings.
                              Vardy against low block teams doesn’t help their counter attack style.

                              1. George Agdgdgwngo
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 25 days ago

                                I’m not sure, saints form worries me

                                1. The 12th Man
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 25 days ago

                                  There’s your answer then. Go with your gut.

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

                              Ings is probably the best Soton player to get. With Leiceser, you can always somewhat "cover" Vardy with Madders/Barnes. Both looking good atm

                          • The 12th Man
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Mee,Soucek,Antonio,DCL >> Dallas,Raphinia,Bamford,Ings worth a -8?

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

                              Mee to Dallas is probably not worth a hit

                              Other 3 can work for -4

                              1. A Kun & Mateta
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 25 days ago

                                This, Mee has a nice fixture. I got in Ings for free, wouldn't get for a hit.

                                1. The 12th Man
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 25 days ago

                                  Yeh I’ll keep him if he’s declared fit.

                              2. The 12th Man
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 25 days ago

                                Depends if Mee is out I suppose.
                                I don’t need him for 26.

                            2. George Agdgdgwngo
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              Probably not for -8

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

                              Wouldn't do the Mee one. Rest look good for a -4.

                          • King Kun Ta
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            When will FPL confirm DGW26 matches?

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

                              When they can.

                              Seems premier league have informed the clubs so today makes sense.

                              Or tomorrow?

                              1. King Kun Ta
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 25 days ago

                                Hope so....chipwise

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

                              maybe tomorrow, maybe on Monday

                          • kobewan
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Just did FT

                            Soucek > Rapinha

                            to get a total of 3 players for DGW25.

                            wanted to add Ings and do

                            DCL>Ings but afraid to take a -4 hit and Saints fixtures is not really easy for DGW26 and 27

                            Would you go for Ings for -4hit?

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

                              I would, its basically a -2. Unless he gets minus points.

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

                              No

                          • George Agdgdgwngo
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            How to shave 0.2m off this tea

                            Martinez
                            Targett, cancelo, stones,
                            Salah, son, bruno, Gundo, grealish
                            Kane, Vardy

                            Fabri, rudiger, dunne, Brewster

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

                              Targett to Taylor
                              Rudi to Veltman/Burn

                              1. George Agdgdgwngo
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 25 days ago

                                Cheers

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

                              Rudiger-white

                          • Do I Not Like Orange
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Touchline hugger Sterling turned out to be a massive TC fail, then. Fairly serene about it all things considered though - this season has been a write-off for me for a while, needed a Hail Mary punt to have a chance of a halfway decent rank. Didn't pay off, but there's always 2021/22.

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

                              Guessing you’ve linked the wrong team then?

                              1. Do I Not Like Orange
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 25 days ago

                                Looks like I had (last season's entry number, someone else's team this year). Thanks for the heads up.

                          • gellinmagellan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Pope
                            Cancelo Shaw Strujic Robbo Coufal
                            Sterling Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
                            Bamford Antonio DCL (c)

                            1 FT and 0 ITB.

                            A) Bank the transfer?
                            B) Downgrade Robbo, if yes, then for whom?

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

                              A out of those. You’ll want 2 next week

                          • Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            A stones to Dallas
                            B stones to struijk ( at long last to have a cheap bench for the rest of the season)
                            C soucek to Harrison ( I like this)

                            Other Leeds players are raphinha and bamford

                            Thank you and gl

                            1. George Agdgdgwngo
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              Keep stones

                              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 25 days ago

                                Thanks

                          • Slitherene
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Jesus, Rashford -> Salah, Kane (-4)?

                            1. George Agdgdgwngo
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              Yes

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

                              Rashford -> Salah (-4) is definitely a bad move