Spot the Differential

In-form Dunk offers clean sheets, goal threat and appealing fixtures

Double Gameweek 25 is almost upon us which gives us an opportunity to have a look at some more differential options.

This time, we’ve selected low-owned picks at Southampton, Brighton and Hove Albion and Fulham, who we think have the potential to make an impact.

As always, to qualify, the player must have an ownership of 5% or less at the time of writing.

Lewis Dunk

  • FPL ownership: 5.0%
  • Price: £4.9m
  • GW25-29 fixtures: CRY | wba | LEI | sou | NEW

Lewis Dunk (£4.9m) has played an integral role in helping Brighton and Hove Albion keep five clean sheets in their last six league outings.

And that defensive solidity, combined with the 29-year-olds aerial threat from set-pieces, could make him a shrewd differential pick for FPL managers on the lookout for a new defender.

In recent matches Brighton have been defending much better, which is reflected in the numbers. Over the last six Gameweeks, only Manchester City and Chelsea have conceded fewer shots in the box, with the Seagulls giving up just four big chances during that run.

However, Dunk’s appeal is further boosted by his goal threat. Since the beginning of the season, the Albion captain ranks second amongst all defenders for attempts in the box and fifth for expected goals (xG). For context, his 18 shots in the box is only three behind team-mate Leandro Trossard (£5.7m).

Brighton continued their run of impressive performances against Aston Villa last time out, when they were unlucky not to win, and now face a Crystal Palace side who have failed to score in their last two matches and will again be without the influential Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m). It’s also worth noting that they have given up more headed attempts than any other side over the last four Gameweeks, which Burnley were able to capitalise on last weekend.

Importantly, Dunk has been ever-present for Graham Potter’s side this season when available, and with his ability to contribute points at both ends of the pitch, is a tempting investment given Albion’s schedule.

Takumi Minamino

  • FPL ownership: 0.5%
  • Price: £6.0m
  • GW25-29 fixtures: CHE + lee | eve | shu | BHA | —

Attacking midfielder Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) moved to Southampton on deadline day in search of more first-team opportunities.

The 26-year-old has since started back-to-back Premier League matches, operating as a wide midfielder who drifts infield in Ralph Hasenhüttl’s 4-4-2 / 4-2-2-2 setup. Equally comfortable playing both centrally and out wide, it’s a role he looks an ideal fit for, in a system he may be better suited to than Jürgen Klopp’s 4-3-3. 

The fact that he has played under Marco Rose and Jesse Marsch in Austria, and of course Klopp, is also positive, given that they all share a similar playing philosophy to Hasenhüttl.

Despite being short of match fitness, Minamino made an instant impact on his debut at Newcastle United, scoring in the first half, and though he failed to build on that performance last time out, you’d now expect him to get a run of starts as Southampton aim to get their season back on track following six successive league defeats.

Up next is a tricky home tie against Chelsea, whose defensive numbers have been superb under Thomas Tuchel so far. However, it’s worth pointing out that the schedule has been particularly kind, and that there could be gaps for Minamino to exploit with César Azpilicueta (£5.7m) sometimes joining the midfield line. The second part of the Double Gameweek sees them take on a Leeds United side who can be pressed into making mistakes, and do tend to give up chances from the zone the Japanese international primarily operates in, so there is potential to do well despite some testing matchups.

Minamino is an exciting footballer, who will be a genuine threat for Southampton once up to speed, and could be a nice pickup for those on the lookout for a real midfield differential.

Josh Maja

  • FPL ownership: 0.7%
  • Price: £5.5m
  • GW25-29 fixtures: SHU | cry | liv | MCI | LEE

Fulham’s Josh Maja (£5.5m) has impressed since making his first start last weekend, and quickly established himself as a key part of Scott Parker’s young team.

The 22-year-old is the exact type of player the Cottagers have been missing this season, with Fulham’s other main forward options Aleksandar Mitrović (£5.5m) and Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3) contributing a meagre five league goals between them.

However, Fulham are creating chances regularly. This season, they rank 13th for expected goals (xG), eighth for chances created and 11th for shots in the box. The issue has been their conversation rate, with their front line regularly failing to take their chances. 

The hope is now that Maja can build on his brace against Everton, offer a focal point for his team-mates and grab the goals to keep them up.

The gap between Fulham and Premier League safety is now six points ahead of a massive match against Sheffield United on Saturday evening. An away trip to Crystal Palace follows, so there is potential to do well and pile the pressure on 17th placed Newcastle United. It’s also worth noting that their home game against Tottenham Hotspur still needs to be rescheduled, which should form part of a Double Gameweek in the coming weeks.

Maja is an exciting prospect, and if his performances so far are anything to go by, he can offer FPL managers real value at just £5.5m. 

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  1. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    A) KDB and Targett
    B) Son and Stones

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

    2. mwa1t
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Definitely B

      • George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        b.

      • Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        B

    3. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Thoughts please
      Play with Dallas
      A cancelo
      B rudiger
      C lowton
      Have Pope as gk
      Cheers

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cancelo

        1. Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Cheers

      2. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A

      3. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sorry my bad, meant pick 2 ! Cheers for reply though, good luck

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          C aswell

          1. Gizzachance
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Many thanks

        2. mwa1t
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Do you have Ings? If not I’d take Rudiger with Cancelo

            1. Gizzachance
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Have ings, cheers

      4. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Would this be good for FPL?

        Set and forget captain pick all season long.

        EO of 200% + with 8 million TCs played across the season?!

        https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/man-city-transfer-news-messi-19871606#source=push

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          He's past "best before " date

          1. markus808
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            He's no sausage though, still edible for years to come

        2. mwa1t
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I’d like to try not having him all season and see if you can outdo others by spreading the cost

          • JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            You do realise Salah, Bruno, Kane and Son all have more goal contributions than Messi in 1 less game? Not to mention the La Liga is becoming a farmers league

            1. mwa1t
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Barca are having a bad season in general. You don’t think he’d rip it up in this City side?

                1. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  He’s past it now.

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Past his best? Of course. Past it in general? Hard to say that

                    1. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Past his best. Obviously still an amazing player but not a 30 goal a season player anymore

                      1. markus808
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Barca is not that kind of club today too, I can't imagine any player scoring 30+ for Barca this season.

                        1. JONALDINHO
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Salah has scored more than Messi has this year and it’s fair to say as bad as Barca have been they haven’t been as bad as Liverpool

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              He would be too expensive for my side

            3. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Nah. He's a special player but his best days are behind him.

            4. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Can Jesus cover Messi?

            5. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Dunk would have him in his pocket...

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Waiting for the pressers later before deciding.

            Do I need another DGW player?

            Ings or Raphina, hold?

            Only got WC (tv 108) & TC

            Martinez,
            Dias, Mee, Maguire, Dallas
            Salah, Foden, Bruno, Gundo, Son,
            Bamford C,

            Johnson, DCL, Watkins, Coufal,

            4.8

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              DCL to Ings for me

            2. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              DCL to Ings looks obvious move

            3. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I would get Raphinha if Gundo is out.
              I would also play DCL for Mee. I see WBA scoring and Everton to get a couple.

            4. mwa1t
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Raphinha for Foden or Ings for DCL would be good

              • g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Cheers awaits the conferences

            5. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Grealish, DCL > Raphinha, Ings for free. Y or N?

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Definitely

            6. choco27
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Please help me... for GW25 only
                A. Sterling or Gundo
                B. Targett or Cancelo
                C. Martinez or Areola
                Thanx a lot

                1. Coys96
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  A) Depends on presser
                  B) Cancelo
                  C) Areola

                2. BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Sterling
                  Cancelo
                  Martinez

              • jb1985
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                G2G? Very tempted by Raph as captain for differential but will stick with Bamford as will fall too far behind in ranks if majority captain him.

                Pope,
                Shaw, Stones, Dias, Struijk
                Raphinha, Fernandes, Salah, Grealish, Gundo
                Bamford(c)

                Martinez, DCL, Watkins, Coufal

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  What's your rank? Go with who you think will score most points

                  1. jb1985
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    703K Overall

              • TeddiPonza
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Which option to fund Bamford for -4?

                A. Digne to Dallas
                B. Tarkowski to Dallas
                C. Grealish to Raphinha
                D. Coufal to Ayling/Alioski

                1. BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  C

              • Lignja
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Bench one

                A. Mee
                B. Struijk
                C. Grealish

                1. Coys96
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  A

              • Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Minamino (mentioned as differential in article) would really fit in my team plans if 3 DGWs in a row is confirmed. But is he anywhere close to nailed?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  He's a risk but could well be worth it.

                  1. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    JWP the boring choice, lower ceiling I'd guess

                2. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Bit risky for me, he got subbed early last week and chat of maybe change of formation so lot of unknown

                  1. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Yeah, I'm seeing that predcted line-up section doesn't have him starting. Who scored dot com has him starting though, their prediction as good/bad as anyone of course

                  2. Daniel - When to BB?
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    JWP or Minamino which one is a risky one ?

                    1. Pompel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      JWP hasn't missed a single minute - must be the most nailed on player in the game

                3. Bubbles1985
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  3 DGWs.?

                  1. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    DGW26& 27 more or less a cert, plus ~50% chance of DGW26

                    1. lespaul
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      eh?

                      1. Pompel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        all according to you know who , plus Pep giving strong hints to extra match against So'ton in GW27

              • RyanMK
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Pick 1 to start:
                Dias
                Grealish
                DCL
                Antonio

                1. jb1985
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Dias

              • PP6
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                WC Thoughts? BB next week.
                Bamford and Raphina -> Foden and Watkins in 26.

                Martinez Areola
                Alonso Ricardo Stones Shaw Elmohamady
                Salah Bruno Gundo Foden Barnes
                Watkins Kane Ings

                1. JIMMY764
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  gtg. I'd probs just do one of those moves for 26 though considering it would be for a (-4). Leeds can score goals against villa, no doubt.

                  1. PP6
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    It’s just that Villa have SHU and Leeds in a double seems too good to be true tbh! Thank you though

                    1. JIMMY764
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Yeah I'd do the bam to Watkins then mate. Raph could easily do bits against villa, no guarantees foden gets 180 mins, + its for a -4. Worth considering that's for sure

                      1. mwa1t
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Think I agree with this, Raph is useful for 29 too

                  2. mwa1t
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Nice, similar to what I plan. Martinez my only Villa asset in 25, planning on Bamford+Raphinha to Watkins+Grealish (-4). Is both overkill? Could just get Watkins

                  3. JIMMY764
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Scenes when the FPL site crashes at 16:01....

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Geez, don’t....

                    2. Geoff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Good reminder actually. Get your team set in advance just in case

                  4. OneDennisBergkamp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    whats everyone doing with Gundogan now KDB is back?!

                    1. JIMMY764
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      keeping

                      1. OneDennisBergkamp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        are you bringing KDB in?

                        1. JIMMY764
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          nah not yet. I'm on wc and going double city. Salah/Bruno/Son placeholders for KDB if required.

                          1. OneDennisBergkamp
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            so would be a double up of Gundo/KDB long term possibly?

                            1. JIMMY764
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Potentially. I'm leaving a space for him basically. Not keen on the double def with looming rotation etc. Happy to go with Cancelo/Gundo for the foreseeable.

                    2. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Nothing. He's sat in my midfield just like he was before Kev got injured.

                      1. OneDennisBergkamp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        are you bringing KDB in?

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          I'm open minded. Could do a sideways for Sterling. See how he gets on first.

                          1. OneDennisBergkamp
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            so would be a double up of Gundo/KDB long term possibly?

                    3. Geoff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Keeping, he was outperforming KDB arguably before KDB's injury.

                      I'll be open to getting KDB as well though, or instead if Gundogan falls off

                  5. Bubbles1985
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    GTG?

                    Pope
                    Cancelo Cresswell Ayling
                    Gundo Bruno(vc) Salah Son
                    Antonio Bamford(c) DCL

                    Martinez Soucek Digne Mitchell

                    I have 0.6itb and 1ft.
                    Rolling the ft this week to get a big DGW26 and using BB. I will then WC and use FH29.
                    TC sometime later in another DGW if it happens!

                    Thoughts please?

                    Cheers!

                    1. Coys96
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      I would definitely do Soucek to Raphinha. Rest looks good.

                      1. Bubbles1985
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        I was tempted by Harrison/Raph/JWP for Soucek but unsure who I would bench behind them....

                        1. Coys96
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Antonio

                          1. Bubbles1985
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Not for me.
                            Moyes has rested him for this game and he normally does well against em.

                  6. OneDennisBergkamp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Is Struijk nailed?

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      No, he stands in for Phillips.

                    2. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      While others are injured it looks like it

                    3. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Nope

                  7. Fantasizer
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    dgw 26 fixtures likely to be confirmed before deadline?

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      I doubt it.

                    2. lespaul
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      doubtful

                    3. Geoff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      The correct answer is no one knows!

                  8. Neevesy
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Currently on - 4 with this team:

                    Mendy (Steer)

                    Digne - TAA - Shaw - Stones (Konsa)

                    Bruno - Salah - Gundo - Raphinha (Soucek)

                    Ings - Bamford (DCL)

                    A) GTG
                    B) WC and then BB

                    Thoughts?

                    1. FatmanAndRobin
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      A.)

                    2. Nay08
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        well, you already do -4 so gtg. don't want to add more minus to that.
                        the team seems okay for gw26. already have 11 dgw players (i think). but if you want to WC you also need to see how you gonna tackle bgw29 and beyond, especially if you don't have any other chips.

                    3. Shark Team
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Gonna have 5 single gw players for my Bench Boost but they are all important for gw 29
                      Sanchez, Dunk, Dallas, Raphinha, Bamford

                      Could get Targett instead of one of Dunk Dallas though... Do you think it's worth? (I'm on WC)

                      1. Cech's Magic Hat
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Think I would go for the extra dgw

                    4. Cech's Magic Hat
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Are people considering spurs defence considering the nice double and possible game in 29?

                      Is Dier an option for a WC team?

                      1. Coys96
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        No imo, could easily be dropped. Reguilon is the only decent defensive asset for us.

                      2. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Not for me. Simply no
                        Space.

                      3. Cech's Magic Hat
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Thx

                    5. Wicked Weapon
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Martinez, Johnstone
                        Robbo, Cancelo, Coufal, Stones, Mee
                        Gundogan*, Bruno, Salah, Saka, Soucek
                        Bamford, DCL*, Cavani*

                        1FT and 3.2 ITB

                        What should be my priority moves here ? Gundogan and DCL will play most likely so maybe Cavani out ?

                      • Daniel - When to BB?
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Thomas Tuchel pretty much confirmed Liverpool will be after Man United in the league

                        1. Coys96
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Water is wet

                        2. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Cheers.

                        3. Wicked Weapon
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Like the name change lol

                        4. jonnybhoy
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Is it worth using my 1FT to get Raphina in for Soucek if I am just going to remove him GW26. Should I do it or save FT and have 2FT next week?

                          My team is

                          McCarthy
                          Alioski Stones Cancelo
                          Salah Son Fernandes Gundo Soucek
                          Ings Bamford

                          Pope antonio coufal justin

                          Cheers

                        5. Nay08
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            This week I'm considering these:
                            1) DCL + Mitchel to Kane + Dallas. Play Dallas + Matheus Pereira and C Bamford.
                            2) DCL + Pereira to Kane + Raphinha. Play Dias + Raphinha and C Bamford/Raphinha
                            3) Mitchel + Pereira to Dallas + Raphinha. play both and transfer in Kane next week.

                            the result on GW26 will be
                            1) have 11 DGW players with Mee hard double fixtures as the 11th man (Bamford, Dallas, Creswell on the bench)
                            2) have 11 DGW but with Mee or Mitchel as the 11th man (Bamford and Raphinha on Bench)
                            3) have 10 DGW and one of (Creswell, Bamford, Raphinha, Dallas)

                            all assuming the DGW announcement will be similar or close to what Ben Crellin predicts.

                            any thoughts on this lads?

                            1. jonnybhoy
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              2

                          • S.Kuqi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Is Grealish -> Raphinha worth -4?

                            1. Coys96
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              This GW alone, yes
                              Next 2, no

                              1. Nay08
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  agree. Villa also have a chance to not blank in gw29

                              2. Geoff
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                I think it's a good move for this week, but Grealish better long term

                              3. Rupert The Horse
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Nah

                              4. S.Kuqi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Thanks

                              5. Scooby75
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                I’m doing it

                            2. ludaslol
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              How is your WC25, BB26 and no FH teams looking? Need some inspiration if I decide to go for it

                              1. Geoff
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Yeah interested to see some of these. Not sure how it works

                              2. The Tinkerman
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                I’m torn, because El Mo won’t still be starting in GW29 most likely, but:

                                Martinez, Sanchez
                                Dias, Cancelo, Ricardo, Targett, El Mo
                                Salah, Bruno, Barnes, Gundo, Raph
                                Kane, Bamford, Watkins

                                Assuming TOT v AVL is moved to 29, I should have 8-9 players using my transfers between now and then. I wish Spurs had any reliable defensive options, but it’s not worth having them on form anyway.

                                1. The Tinkerman
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Sorry, Shaw over Targett there... not 4 Villa players.

                                  1. The Tinkerman
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 28 days ago

                                    Injury permitting, Barnes and Shaw would make way for options playing in GW29, worst case would be multiple injuries from those with a GW29, and Ben Crellin being wrong about Villa Spurs being moved there. So there is some risk, I don’t think it’s too much though. Happy with 8-9 players.

                                2. ludaslol
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Yeah, been tinkering with something like that. Areola vs Sanchez is fine also since Martinez probably have a game in 29 aswell.

                                  1. ludaslol
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 28 days ago

                                    Really want Ings for this week rather than Kane I think. But not sure it would be worth to plan a transfer ahead.

                                    1. The Tinkerman
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      Yeah Ings or including someone like Dallas may be a 1 week punt for me, but Ings would need to our score Kane for that to work for me. Might do it.

                                      Prefer Sanchez on form, his teams defence and his nice fixtures in BGW29 and BGW33 (also decent in BB26).

                              3. Cech's Magic Hat
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Still working on it but:

                                Martinez McCarthy
                                Dallas stones Cancelo ? ?
                                Salah Bruno gundo Grealish raphinha
                                Ings Watkins Bamford

                                Prob have to do Ings to kane next week (not great TV so can't afford everyone I want). And still working out the defence need two at 5.0ish or less

                            3. Hazardous1983
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Bench watkins or gundo

                              1. thom830g
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                watkins

                            4. thom830g
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              How do you think about doing Foden -> Rafinha?

                              Plan is to do Coufal -> Cancelo next GW then

                              1FT, 1,7 ITB.

                              Team is:
                              Pope
                              Shaw - Dias - Robertson - Dallas
                              Grealish - Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Foden*
                              Bamford

                              (4m - DCL - Antonio - Coufal)

                            5. Mattymo23
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Is having a 4.5 second goalkeeper to bench boost worth the extra 0.5 compared to having fodder.

                              1. Geoff
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Yes, I think so.

                              2. Nay08
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  yes. but that also depends, with that extra 0.5 can you upgrade someone else better than the 4.5 GK or not.

                                • markus808
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Yes, Sanchez or Areola are good picks.

                              3. Hazardous1983
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Start cancelo or stonew

                                1. Sid1891
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Cancelo, Stones first sub

                                  I'm starting both

                                2. Nay08
                                    1 month, 28 days ago

                                    I always play the fullback rather than the center back if in doubt.

                                    in this case, both play with the same team so they have the same CS potential.
                                    but one mostly has his goal/assist opportunity from set-pieces and maybe bigger rotation risk. meanwhile the other can marauding forward and basically playing like a midfielder so goal/assist opportunity can come anytime or more than the other one.