Pro Pundits - Sam

How to navigate European and FA Cup fixtures returning to FPL schedule

Fantasy Premier League managers now have to consider a multitude of new problems with the return of European football and remaining FA Cup matches.

How will the restart of the Champions League and Europa League impact team selection? Will players be tired from the travel and additional match time?

When will all of the postponed matches be rescheduled? What will Gameweek 29 look like with the FA Cup fixtures scheduled for that weekend?

There are so many questions and at the moment very little in the way of answers for FPL managers. I’m trying to plan ahead and make my transfers count, not just for the week ahead, but for the long-term too.

I played my Free Hit chip back in Gameweek 18 meaning that, on paper, Gameweek 29 will be difficult to manage. Sheffield United, Everton, Southampton, Chelsea, Manchester City, Leicester and Manchester United have all made it to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. So when they play their Premier League matches scheduled for that weekend remains to be seen.

We do know that the following matches will be played as planned as these teams are out of the FA Cup:

  • Brighton v Newcastle
  • Fulham v Leeds
  • West Ham v Arsenal

There have also been rumours we might get some fixtures rearranged to this week. In particular, Spurs v Aston Villa, as Spurs will be unable to play additional matches in Gameweeks 27 and 28 if they beat Wolfsburg in the Europa League this week.

However, this is all speculation until we get an official announcement from the Premier League.

So what do FPL managers do while we wait for official announcements?

Transfers at this stage of the season are vital. In most other parts of the season making a transfer for one or two weeks works really well, as it allows us to target a particular player or team for a match or two. But with multiple Double Gameweeks to come over the remainder of the season, we have to try and ensure we use our transfers as best we can, so they work in both the short and long-term.

For me, my biggest issue will be Gameweek 29, as this this is a key Gameweek for me to work towards. I currently own three West Ham players and two Leeds assets:

  • Patrick Bamford (£6.8m)
  • Stuart Dallas (£4.9m)
  • Aaron Cresswell (£5.8m)
  • Tomas Soucek (£5.4m)
  • Michail Antonio (£6.6m)

Having only five players available is not viable for that Gameweek and therefore my transfers have to work for Double Gameweek 25 and Gameweeks 26 to 28 (which may or may not be doubles) as well as blank Gameweek 29.

As a result, I’m targeting certain teams who have nice fixtures and play in Gameweek 29.

Brighton

What chip strategy are FFS users planning for Blank Gameweek 18?

Brighton are currently a gift FPL managers should take advantage of.

Having kept five clean sheets in their last six Premier League matches, they are defensively rock solid and their attacking stats have taken a turn for the better over the last few weeks.

In Gameweek 24, Brighton had 26 shots on the Aston Villa goal and forced Emiliano Martinez (£5.2m) in to nine saves. Were it not for Martinez’s outstanding performance, Brighton would have won the game comfortably, as they restricted Villa to just two shots and no big chances.

Lewis Dunk (£4.9m) has already taken a £0.1m price increase this week, as 56,255 managers have invested in the Brighton defender so far. This makes him the third most popular defensive transfer ahead of Gameweek 25.

In the last six Gameweeks, Dunk has returned 44 points for his owners. He is top of the pile out of all defenders in the game by form, a whole 1.2 ahead of Matt Targett (£4.9m) in second place.

Brighton are not expected to have any Double Gameweeks and this may be off-putting for many FPL managers, especially if you still have your Free Hit.

However, for managers like myself who do not have the Free Hit chip left, Dunk looks like an excellent option.

Over the last six Gameweeks Brighton are now sixth for attempts in the box, just two behind Manchester United and with only in-form teams and Liverpool above them.

Brighton also sit fourth over the same period for minutes per chance, just 0.1 minutes behind Chelsea and Liverpool and 0.2 mins behind league leaders Manchester City.

While Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) failed to return any FPL points in Gameweek 24, he was second for expected goals (xG) underachievers, meaning that he was unlucky not to return FPL points for the 0.3% of managers who own him.

Premium Members Area table showing xG underachievers for Gameweek 24 after Monday evenings fixtures

Welbeck, alongside the likes of Alexis Mac Allister (£5.3m) Leandro Trossard (£5.7m) and Neal Maupay (£6.1m) are all huge differentials in FPL. Of the four, Mac Allister has virtually no ownership at 0.0%, with Maupay having the highest at 3.0%.

Even at Maupay’s level of ownership, he is still a huge differential and is heading in to a run of fixtures against sides who (aside from Leicester) have been susceptible to conceding goals. They could all be excellent picks to cover you all the way through, and potentially beyond Gameweek 29.

  • Gameweek 25: Crystal Palace six conceded in the last three Gameweeks
  • Gameweek 26: West Brom five conceded in the last three Gameweeks
  • Gameweek 28: Southampton 14 conceded in the last three Gameweeks
  • Gameweek 29: Newcastle six conceded in the last three Gameweeks

These defences could allow plenty of opportunities for the Brighton forwards to score FPL points.

Leeds

Bamford and Raphinha star in audition for Double Gameweek 25 2

Unlike Brighton, FPL managers know Leeds will play twice in Double Gameweek 25 and their assets are already high on their wish lists.

Alongside this double there is the potential of Leeds having another Double Gameweek over the next few weeks too. Couple that with them having a fixture in Gameweek 29 and Leeds look to be the perfect fit for FPL managers.

Patrick Bamford (£6.8m) is already owned by 53.7% of the game. He is also currently the most transferred forward with 144,991 new owners so far, ahead of his double in Gameweek 25.

Obviously Bamford will be owned by the majority of FPL managers by the time we arrive at Gameweek 29, but there are still plenty of other great options.

Alongside Bamford I currently own Stuart Dallas (£4.9m) and he came off my bench for a -1 when Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) was ruled out. Despite his negative return, he is still a great option.

Dallas is the most transferred in defender ahead of Gameweek 25 with 152,148 managers bringing in the Leeds defender.

While Leeds haven’t kept a lot of clean sheets recently (just one in the last seven Gameweeks) Dallas has returned a seven and a 12 point haul in that time. He did this by scoring a goal in Gameweek 21 and registering a clean sheet, and created an assist and brought in all three bonus points in Gameweek 23.

Depending on Double Gameweek updates beyond Gameweek 26, I will probably look to bring in a third Leeds option. Raphinha (£5.4m) is the stand-out for me currently. He has now returned in each of the last five gameweeks, accumulating 38 points made up of two goals, four assists, five bonus points and a clean sheet point.

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At just 3.6% ownership, Raphinha is a great differential option. He is on a fantastic run of form, a guaranteed Double Gameweek and has a match in the blank Gameweek in 29 so there is a lot to like about him as a FPL option.

Think long term

Right now, planning ahead and for the present is key. Leeds offer the perfect blend of Double Gameweeks and playing in the Blank Gameweek too.

Brighton have a great fixture list of single Gameweeks as well as a fixture in that all-important blank Gameweek 29.

There are other clubs I am keeping a firm watch on too. If Spurs make it through to the next round of the Europa League then there is an increased chance of Aston Villa and Spurs playing each other in their rearranged match in Gameweek 29, as they are both out of the FA Cup.

If this does end up happening, FPL managers will breathe a sigh of relief as this will give us access to options such as Harry Kane (£11.0m), Son Heung-min (£9.5m), Ollie Watkins (£6.5m), Jack Grealish (£7.8m) and the Aston Villa defence during Gameweek 29 – something that would be incredibly helpful to FPL managers at large.

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532 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is this bench order correct?

    1) Antonio* (TOT)
    2) Bednarek (CHE, LEE)
    3) Stones (ARS)

    Cheers!

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Sorry, lame top post

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      surely you've got to play your dgw players

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Have Dias, Dallas, and Mee starting. Bednarek's form is -0.8 atm...

    3. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      id go 2, 3 1

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks!

  2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    4pm today

      1. DanwiseTheBrave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        2 and a half hours notice, luxury...

  3. vova
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hey guys, how does this look? Not sure about who to bench. Any advice?

    Pope
    Maguire Stones Lowton
    Salah Fernandes Son Gundogan
    Ings Bamford (C) Watkins
    Martinez Dias Mee Anguissa

    Thanks!

  4. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Start grealish or DCL ?

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm starting DCL. More goal threat plus Pool defense still looks shakey.

  5. Quan MisTaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which City defender on a WC, only want 1

    A)Cancelo
    B)Dias
    C)Stones

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Tough I’m trying to decide between cancelo and stones

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        why not dias?

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Think Dias is main man for them now, may get rests in PL if playing CL

    3. MyBall MyRules
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    4. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    5. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Dias

    6. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    7. MiechuPL
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Dias

    8. MyBall MyRules
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cancelo has highest ceiling, but Cancelo and Stones will rotate more

    9. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    10. Quan MisTaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Really regretting early sell of Dias on WC. Currently have Cancelo, but will cost me 0.3 to switch back....

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Lost Dias last week who I'd got really early. Ceiling is very much 7 points and not sure he represents value now all the big hitters are back in attack

    11. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

  6. Bennison
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Foden -> Raphina for a -4?

    I have Foden + Gundo, thinking of doing one of them to Raphina for a -4 but not sure which one. No KDB is back I don't think Gundo will be as effective he has been.

    Thanks

  7. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Folks, will we hear nothing about Cavani today ?

  8. yakirh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Who to bench?
    A. Cancelo
    B. Dias
    C. Lowton

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lowton

  9. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Am i set?

    Martinez, Fabri,
    Cancelo, Stones, Dallas, Targett, Mitchell
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Raphina
    Bamford, Kane, Vardy.

    FH29, No BB. Bamford > Watkins next week.

    My thoughts....
    Should i change Stones / Cancelo to Dias? - Dallas downgrade required.
    Should i downgrade Targett to Konsa / upgrade Mitchell

  10. MyBall MyRules
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Does anyone know the chance of the following teams having double gmwk 26:

    Fulham
    Chelsea
    Leicester

    1. DanwiseTheBrave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ben does

  11. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Calvert >Adams -4 for DGW

    B) Calvert Firmino > Watkins Kane next week just play Bamford Firmino this game week bench Calvert take no hits.

    Thanks

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

  12. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which do you prefer over the next couple of weeks?
    A) Son and Antonio to Raphinha and Kane
    B) Soucek, DCL, Antonio to Raphinha, Kane and Brewster

    1. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Used my BB so Brewster would be bench

      1. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        B keep son

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

  13. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anyway Gundagon injury news?

    1. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      most likely won't play reckon

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Might take him out for Raphinha for -4

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pep at 1:30. Hoping he gives some sort of indication if he plays or not

  14. Michelle Davin
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Alioski and sterling to > Raphina & Targett

    Next week > Brewster to KAne and antonio to watkins ( -4)

    Seems good or?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Like it

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yes

    3. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Can you go Shaw over Targett?

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        like it with Shaw

    4. MiechuPL
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Good move. I want to very similar combination. Sell Adams/Bamford for Watkins/Kane

    5. MyBall MyRules
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Not sure on targett. Think dunk could be a better option

      1. Michelle Davin
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Villa has more double gameweeks,but good point

  15. Alex1995
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Pick one to take out for Raphina

    A) Gundo
    B) Grealish

    1. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    2. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Madness to take Gundo out. Grealish’s numbers have taken a real dip lately too.

  16. Sid1891
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Am I putting all eggs in one basket playing triple Burnely and City?

    Pope
    Cancelo Stones Mee Lawton
    Bruno Salah Raphinia Gundo
    Bamford Ings

    Martinez, DCL Soucek Coufal

    Thanks for feedback

    1. Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I asked earlier and was advised to start DCL over Stones.
      In your case you could also start him instead of a Burnley defender.

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        thanks Mesh
        will consider this

  17. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    How much of a risk is Dan Burn?

  18. Ian Davis
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Best 5.2 or below defender?

    * already have Shaw & Dallas

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Targett

    2. Quan MisTaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Rudiger

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Dunk or Rudiger

      Targett is a possible if you're thinking more short term.

  19. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Good transfers?

    1 FT, £1.5 ITB.

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Mee
    Salah Bruno Sterling Maddy
    Antonio* Bamford Cavani*

    Fraser, Coufal, Mitchell, Bissouma

    GW25: Antonio to Ings
    GW26: Cavani to Kane; Sterling to Gundo(-4)

  20. MiechuPL
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Why everybody pick Bamford for (c)? Raphina isn't better pick? Without him Leeds would'nt be that good.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Going Bam I think, due to ownership and he’s on the pens

    2. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      The Comparison Tool set it for me

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        For Raphinha I’m assuming 😉

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          You'll have to sign up as a Member to find out 😉

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Read between the lines pal 😉

  21. Millie7
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    What are people's predictions on how many teams will be on a DGW 26? If it's as many as a few people have mentioned then surely a no brainer to WC this week and BB 26??

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I really think people are obsessing about bb26 but with fixture turns post blank 29, it will cost you hits to get rid of some of your wildcard players
      each to their own of course but don't see 26 being the right week to play bb

      1. Millie7
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'm at a stage where I'm more worried about mini league so looking to gain the points back earlier rather than later!

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I don't think it's wrong or right really, just very team dependent.

        I played it last week and did well enough with Martinez and Coufal, with TAA not adding much more. But 19 points gained.

        For people with WCs, or the FH, getting a DGW-stacked BB26 is possible. But even BBing SGW players can work in GW26

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          fair shout Geoff
          probably not worded the best on my behalf, was more an attempt to lower expectations even though there's likely to be plenty of games
          does depend on what chips you have left, mini leagues, chasing rank etc

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yeah for sure! I do agree with you.

            It's very tricky thing to navigate with GW29 looming. Unless you have a FH.

            I played it this week because I didn't want to have to try to plan it for GW26, because my GW29 team would really have suffered

    2. Gomolon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yes, that's why many are WCing. Check Ben Crellins twitter to see the best estimates of the upcoming fixture schedule

      1. Millie7
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        thank you

        1. Millie7
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Just had a look and can't really see a better week to play it considereing the amount of DGW next week. Cheers for that

  22. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bench 2:

    1) Cancelo
    2) Cresswell
    3) White
    4) Lowton
    5) Shaw

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      3
      between 2&4

    2. Jässi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      2, 4

  23. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    After 1 captain success in the last 5, I have little confidence in picking the right one this week clouded by the dgw!
    Leeds v Saints fixture does look like it has goals in it but the respective fixtures vs Chelsea + Wolves feels the opposite

    Who are you choosing and why have you convinced yourself?

    Oh and Areola (SHU) vs Martinez (LEI) - is this the week to be different?

    1. Gomolon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bamford if I'm feeling cautious, Raphina if I'm feeling daring

    2. Jason M
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I have the same GK dilemma, been stung by Martinez so many times already but I do fancy Leicester to score so going with Areola. I only have Raph and Bamf whobhave doubles and captaining Raph. Just personal preference

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        yeh leaning towards Areola + Raph c as well
        also put off by the early fixture

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          they also have last fixtures in gw
          lol

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            ah yes
            fpl wise that's psychological torture....espeeeecially if they blank vs wolves

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Areola has better odds to keep the cleanie. Just another Martinez haul on bench would hurt but I have both and am going with the odds.

  24. HenryPham13
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    My team is:
    Pope
    Rudiger, Stones, Lowton
    Salah, Sterling, Fernandes, Gundogan, Soucek
    DCL, Bamford (Coufal, Konsa, Wilson, Forster)

    I have 1 FT and I'm considering:
    A) Sterling, Wilson --> Raphinha and Kane
    B) Soucek, Wilson --> Ings and Raphinha

    What do you guys think?

    1. Jässi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

  25. amit1964
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    hii
    who to c?

    a)bamford
    b)bruno
    c) salah

    thank you

    1. Jässi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

  26. Jässi
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    How would you fill the rest of this WC draft (BB26, no FH left for 29)

    A) Areola, Stones, Dallas, Shaw, Konsa, White (0.1 ITB)
    B) Areola, Cancelo, Dallas, Aina, El Mohamady, Burn (0.0 ITB)
    C) Meslier, Stones, Aina, Shaw, Konsa, White (0.1 ITB)

    Ederson - *****
    ***** - ***** - ***** - ***** - *****
    Salah - Gundogan - Fernandes - Raphinha - Grealish
    Kane - Ings - Bamford

  27. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    A) Ings and Soucek*
    B) Son and Brewster*
    *bench

    1. Jässi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

  28. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Who to bench? Currently on A, but he might sub in for Gundo anyway

    A) DCL
    B) grealish
    C) Gundo

  29. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Brought in Ings already this week, is it worth doing Antonio > Kane/Vardy today before the deadline for a -4? Got 6.9m in the bank which was going to be used to bring in either Kane or KDB...

    Pope
    Dias - Stones - Shaw
    Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Raphina
    Antonio - Ings - Bamford (c)

    Bench: Martinez - Soucek - Coufal - Dier

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I say yes. Go for Kane

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        So Antonio > Kane for a -4? I do think it'll come off anyway, plus I've already brought in Ings on a DGW for free and had Raphina/Bamford anyway meaning it should make up for it on a -4, i'm also about 120 points clear in my main rivals league atm!

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah, I mean wait as long as possible in case we get news or DGW announcements, but I think it makes all the sense.

          Likely GW26 DGW and possible GW29 fixture. Like it

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      seems fine, i also like soucek to Barnes

    3. Guba
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Do you have other transfers you’ll be making next week, such as in preparation for dgw26 or gw29?

      If so then yes I would take the hit, Kane will almost certainly score higher than Antonio and you’d have to otherwise potentially take a hit later anyway.

      I’d wait until nearer the deadline though so you have as much information as possible.

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I haven't really thought about it too much, I want to TC Kane in GW26 but that's about it.. happy waiting til the deadline!

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      With no Son I suppose Kane makes sense over Vardy over the next 2 weeks. Think I'd prefer Vardy this week.

    5. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Happy waiting until we have more news of potential DGW, i'll wait until as close to the deadline as possible but thanks guys.

  30. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is Grealish running out of gas? Are team simply doubling up on him? Is he the fpl asset he was in the first half?

    Wondering what the community are doing with him, i assume holding with the impending doubles

    Is there merrit in switching to Barnes who seems more in form and has a match up vs El Mo which looks appealing this gw

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      sold for Raz last week.
      Will consider again on WC

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Whens the WC Christina? Villa fixtures stink after GW31

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Depends if we we get fixt today still. If so, then I'm doing it tonight. Not worried about post 31. Trying to concentrate on now.

          For me it's Maritnez + Target + Watkins/Grealish

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I think i like watkins in that triple up

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              jip, money saved

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If I was wildcarding and wanted 3 villa players, watkins martinez and targett would be my picks

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        +1

    3. Guba
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I swapped him to Maddison a while back and very happy for doing so. I’ll possibly get him back in for a dgw or in gw29 if he has a game, in part depending on form too.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks, would you sell now tho? Feels like if i've held i should just keep

        1. Guba
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          It depends really on who you’re bringing in, hard to say. I’d definitely be considering getting rid if it was for someone like Ralph. If nothing pressing I’d hold him as if he does have a game in gw29 it might feel like a wasted transfer taking him out to then want him back in.