Scout Notes

Maddison and Grealish injury updates and Sunday’s FPL action reviewed

We round up the headline FPL talking points from Sunday’s matches in our whistle-stop review.

JACKED IN

Jack Grealish (£7.7m) was absent as Aston Villa succumbed to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Leicester City.

Rumours had swirled about the midfielder’s potential absence both before and after Friday’s Gameweek 25 deadline and there is still an element of mystery about how long the England international will be sidelined for, with the Athletic’s Gregg Evans reporting that Grealish will also miss next weekend’s match against Leeds United and the BBC’s Simon Stone going a step further and declaring (in a subsequently watered down article) that he may miss a month of action.

Interviewed after full-time, Villa boss Dean Smith expressed hope that Grealish could be back in time for Gameweek 26 – although did admit that he would have to be an “optimist” to think that:

Jack had some discomfort on Friday afternoon so we pulled him out of training, assessed him and didn’t think he was right for the game.

It’s not a re-occurrence of a longstanding injury or an old injury. It’s not going to be a long-term injury but I’ll be guided by the medical staff as to how long he’ll be out and Jack himself. I can’t tell you any more than that really.

Pretty much [a case of taking it game by game], yeah. If I’m an optimist maybe he’ll be back for Leeds or, if not, Sheffield United but I have to be guided by him and the medical staff and see how it is.

FPL managers aren’t hanging around either way, with Grealish the most-sold player of Gameweek 26 and already flogged by over 100,000 managers.

MADDISON ALL RIGHT?

Gundogan fit to start as De Bruyne returns to City XI and Foden drops to bench 1

Leicester City have their own injury concern as we prepare for the biggest Double Gameweek of the season.

James Maddison (£7.3m) continued his fine form on Sunday and opened the scoring at Villa Park – his 12th goal or assist in his last 14 appearances.

But the England midfielder hobbled from the field of play just after the hour-mark, having twice needed treatment from the visitors’ physios.

Brendan Rodgers said after full-time:

He had an issue with his hip last season. He just felt it when he was taking the corner so as a precaution we’ve taken him off and we’ll examine that over the next couple of days.

Harvey Barnes (£6.8m) is probably the biggest winner from the flags on fellow mid-price midfielders Grealish and Maddison: he is currently the most-bought asset of Gameweek 26.

Barnes recorded his second successive double-digit haul with a goal and an assist in the Foxes’ victory, which took his total to 10 attacking returns in 11 Gameweeks.

Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) was intriguingly deployed ‘out of position’ in that win for the Foxes, lining up on the right of midfield ahead of Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) – although how much that selection was made with a plan to combat Grealish in mind is another question.

1-0 TO THE ARSENAL’S OPPONENTS

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Ilkay Gundogan (£6.1m) made a swift return from injury at the Emirates this afternoon but couldn’t add to his season’s goal tally of 11.

The German started and finished the game in his now customary ‘number eight’ role but he, and City as a collective, never really clicked in an attacking sense in north London.

Not that Pep Guardiola’s side really needed to get out of second gear, with Arsenal failing to capitalise on some threatening positions in the final third and mustering only one shot on target in the entire game.

This was City’s 15th clean sheet of the season and their 13th in the last 16 Gameweeks.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) made his first start on his return from injury as a ‘false nine’ and managed to look both classy and rusty before being hooked on the hour-mark, while the advanced Joao Cancelo (£6.1m) again saw plenty of penalty-box action and wasted a glorious chance to double City’s lead when toe-poking wide from 10 yards.

Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) was the visitors’ match-winner, nodding home Riyad Mahrez‘s (£8.1m) second-minute cross for his 13th attacking return in his last 14 league starts.

SON/ANTONIO/SPURS

Grealish absent through injury as Castagne returns for Leicester's trip to Villa 3

West Ham United defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the first Premier League game of the day, with Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) continuing his purple patch of form in east London.

Lingard’s goal was his fourth attacking return in as many appearances for the Hammers and turned out to be the match-winner, which secured him maximum bonus points and a double-digit haul.

Michail Antonio (£6.6m) was passed fit to play and marked his return with an early goal, although his comeback was ever-so-slightly tainted with a second-half booking.

Tomas Soucek (£5.3m) also picked up a yellow card en route to a one-pointer, with FPL’s most-owned defender, Aaron Cresswell (£5.8m), losing his clean sheet when Lucas Moura (£6.6m) nodded home Gareth Bale‘s (£9.3m) corner.

Soucek and Vladmir Coufal (£4.7m) were involved in separate collisions but recovered to finish the game.

Son Heung-min (£9.5m) and Harry Kane (£11.1m) both blanked but came within inches of a return: the former striking the woodwork late on with a freak, looping touch, with the latter seeing a potential assist go up in smoke in the process.

Kane had also teed the impressive Bale up for a second-half attempt that clipped the bar.

All in all, though, another underwhelming Spurs display (their fifth defeat in six) will leave some FPL managers pondering whether even Kane and Son are worth the outlay for the upcoming Double Gameweek.

BRU-NO WHO

“It’s not been his best game but…”

That line has regularly been used in conjunction with Bruno Fernandes‘ (£11.6m) name over the past few months and there was almost an inevitability on Sunday that, after an anonymous first half in which his most notable contribution was to pick up a booking, the Portuguese playmaker would still come good.

A slightly fortunate assist for Daniel James‘ (£6.2m) goal and a customary penalty brought up his 10th double-digit haul of the season and means that he has now racked up 307 FPL points in his 39 appearances for Manchester United.

Matching Fernandes on the day was Marcus Rashford (£9.6m), who won the aforementioned spot-kick after earlier firing United in front.

Anthony Martial (£8.7m) couldn’t take advantage of the injured Edinson Cavani’s (£7.9m) absence and turned in a poor showing, while United’s back four yet again conceded to a Premier League struggler – the bottom five teams in the division have all breached the Red Devils’ defence in 2020/21, with Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) the latest to profit.

Luke Shaw‘s (£5.1m) owners may overlook those deficiencies so long as the left-back continues to create chances a furious rate – the defender was again top for key passes for his side on Sunday.

GOALS, ASSIST AND BONUS

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922 Comments Post a Comment
  1. T88MYE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Heads or Tails?

    1. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Save FT

  2. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Would you BB this in 26:

    Martinez, Keane, Bamford, Raphinha

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Looks decent to me

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes, I would ... Martinez and Keane with a double and Leeds at home vs Villa is a reasonable fixture .

    3. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cheers guys, guess not much point holding the chip any longer

    4. PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes

    5. woodles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      100%

  3. Kryptonite666
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Bench Boosters, what is your bench for BB ?

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Martinez, Keane, Bamford, Raphinha

    2. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Should be:

      Mccarthy Maja Dallas Raphinha

      Do you reckon this is strong enough?

      1. Kryptonite666
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I think so. Only Maja has a DGW. Can you use your FT to transfer out Dallas? Raphinha does not have many alternatives at that price point.

    3. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Johnstone, Dunk, DCL, Raphinha

    4. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Sanchez, Dier, Dallas, Bamford
      (Might do Dallas to Keane)

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thats the move I'm doing barring any mid-week injuries

    5. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pope Lowton Dallas Raphinha

      Not sure about it, still tinkering.

  4. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any early ideas? 2FT 0.3itb

    Thinking Sterling, Raph, Ings to Gundo, Barnes/Rash, Kane (-4)?

    Martinez
    Dias Stones Mee
    Son Bruno Sterl Greal Raph
    Bamford Ings
    (Johnstone, Antonio, Dallas, Justin)

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    What are views on holding Sterling for double weeks 26 and 27?

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Think hes a great pick - wish I had him instead of Gundo + 2x defs

    2. PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm keeping. It's either him Gundo or KDB and I really don't want to do a sideways move.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      as much as he annoys me to own... he's such an easy hold atm with KdB not up to speed and Liv mids non options.

  6. Kryptonite666
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Will do Dallas + Ings to Pereira + DCL for a -4.

    Any other suggestions for BB ?

    Martinez (Aerola)
    Stones Cancelo Shaw (Dallas) (Rudiger)
    Salah Fernandes Gundogan Barnes (Raphinha)
    Kane Bamford Ings

    Any suggestions to replace Bamford or Raphinha? 2.5 ITB.

    1. KDB United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Why not swap Bamford out instead of ings, as ings doubles in 27

      1. Kryptonite666
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Its just a likely extra 2 pts against City

  7. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Would you get Kdb for grealish?

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hell yeah !

  8. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Ahh struggling for ideas

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Shaw
    Bruno Son Maddison Gundo Salah
    Ings Bamford
    Areola Antonio Dallas Lowton

    Was hoping to BB, but Maddison flag is a worry, and can't bring in Kane without at least a - 4, maybe DCL instead?

    Any ideas welcomed, 2FT 0.8itb

    1. PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Maybe Kane is worth the -4. Their fixtures are great.

    2. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I would do Antonio + Dallas to Targett + Watkins and BB it for amazing 15dgwkers! Great team mate. Can arvice me below?

  9. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Coufal to digne (-4) ??

    Or

    Play dallas

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      if you don't need Coufal for blank 29 I'd take the Digne punt

    2. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I like the Digne punt

  10. Ian Davis
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Leicester defender or Grealish?

    1. Ian Davis
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      * Leicester defender or Digne

      Villa fan here... :-/

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Digne more nailed and better double imo

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Grealish is injured no ?

  11. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Is having both Martinez + Pope GK with Dgw warrant a BB?
    Rest on bench will be Coufal Dallas Raphina, from which for -8 I can get Shaw Targett as dgwkers....Worth BB or will we get big DGw again in future?

    1. Zebras
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Seems a worthy bb. Marine’s will get himself in some decent points and that -8 looks promising

  12. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Last Man Standing Update (660 teams)

    Current safety score = 41
    Top score = 71
    LMS average = 48.04 (-1.44) = 46.6
    Players played = 7.29/12.01
    Captains played = 2.42%

    2 games + autosubs to go.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

  13. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    RP
    hows this heavy frontline WC ?

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Pereiera, Reguilon (white, struijik)
    Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Barnes (ESR)
    Kane, Vardy, DCL

    two big issues tho missing a 3rd city can do mo to kdb and go without Liverpool not sure on that as yet

    and second is I only have 5 players for 29 so would only manage 8 for free and then its hits territory

    Thoughts ?

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      This is good.

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I do ,ike it, and FT's can always be used to get more out for GW29 anyways.

      I've already BB'd so was looking at a 352 and revert vack to that with my WC.

      Areola
      Shaw - Dias - Rudiger
      Salah - Gundo - Son - KDB - Bruno
      Kane - DCL
      ______________________________
      Fabri: Dallas: White: Davis

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        do like*

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        or another 352

        Martinez
        Stones - Dias - Shaw
        Son - Salah - Bruno - Son - Barnes
        Kane - DCL
        _____________________________
        Fabri: Periera: Dallas: Davis

      3. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Ive been 3-5-2 most of the season and even on WC ive mostly drafted 3-5-2 teams

        Current draft is actually

        Martinez
        Cancelo Pereiera Dias (Struijik White)
        Salah, Son, Gundo, Bruno, Barnes
        DCL, Kane (brewster)

        but I was toying with the Idea of switching it around and seeing if I can get Vardy in or see what else I could do, plus the 29 issue as well.

        I think I do prefer 3-5-2 overall but yet to decide which way I will go.

        Cheers for the replies. whats ur current team ?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yeah I like that, I stuck with 352 for most the season too, only been with 343 the past 4-5 GW’s.

          My current team is:

          Martinez
          Dias - Shaw - Stones
          Son - Salah - Bruno - Gundo
          Antonio - Kane - Bamford
          ________________________
          Pope: Dallas: Raphinha: Holding

          I have a healthy amount of DGW’ers, but I want better DGW’ers, and to switch back to 352 and invest fully in first 11 as I played BB last GW.
          Unsure wether to pull the ex now actually as Antonio is going down and I’m gonna be playing it anyways haha

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      You have 6 for 29,

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        cheers ya Ive switching players around my current draft has 5 so stuck on that number in my head

        having 6 in the 3-4-3 actually makes it more appealing now if ESR and Struijik actually keep their places.

  14. Mongreloid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Seeing lots of people talking about BB and even TC, but nothing on wildcarding. Why is this? Surely represents a good chance to maximise points with such a big DGW?

    1. PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think most will have close to a full team of DGW players already.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I do, it's just i can have a better spead of better DGW players

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Because if you're WC'ing you can't use either of the other two chips. This is the biggest DGW ever. Seems a waste to WC it instead of deploying the big chips.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I disagree, seems the perfect time to WC to take advantage, the TC chip can easily fail, whereas with a WC you can gain better DGW players for now and beyond

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          It depends on your team really. If you're well prepared, and I think I'm actually fairly well prepared for this one, my BB should crush it.

          I'm looking at:

          Martinez Pope
          Digne Cancelo Stones Reguilon Burn
          Salah Fernandes Son Gundogan Grealish/Barnes -4
          Bamford DCL Watkins

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Oh you’re on a BB, yeah in your case it makes sense to BB, I used mine last GW though you see, so I’m aiming to switch things up earlier rather than later, attack these huge doubles, and invest fully in first 11, with maybe Periera as a good back up should anyone miss out

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            It’s a very good BB team that though

    3. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Most people have already prepared for TC or BB this week.

  15. PastaConcerto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Would you do either Grealish to Barnes or Antonio to DCL for the doubles? Would be a -4 and BB.

    1. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      ofcourse

  16. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Cavani or Ings to DCL?

    (Have Bruno and Rashford for MU already)

  17. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    2 questions for Bench Boosters:

    1 - How many DGW players are you playing for dgw26?

    2 - What is deemed an acceptable hit to accommodate this?

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      1. 13 currently

      2. -8?

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      13 + McCarthy & Raph

      I’m taking a 4pter

    3. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      1. 12
      2. -4 Antonio to DCL but I'd do -8...waiting on Grealish news.

    4. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm currently on 13dgw with a -4 hit.

      Trying to work out if it's worth upgrading Struijk or Ings to do 14 for a -8

  18. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which of the options below look best for a BB next week?

    Martinez.
    Shaw, Cancelo, Stones.
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Raphinha.
    Ings, Watkins.
    Areola, Burn, Bamford, Dallas.
    2.8m ITB. Just BB left from the chips

    1. Raphinha + Ings -> Barnes + DCL (-4). 0.5m ITB.
    2. Ings -> Kane 0.1m ITB. (Need to act quick on this one).
    3. Just Bamford -> DCL or Raphinha-> Barnes.
    4. Something else?

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'd want Kane as he looks like the best captain option in 26

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Both Barnes and DCL are worth it IMO.

      1. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yeah they should do well.
        Safe to go without Kane though? Seems like the man to captain next week. Fernandes/ DCL decent enough options too tho.

  19. Kryptonite666
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Rephrasing question. Is

    Ings to DCL
    Bamford to Watkins
    Dallas to Ricardo Pereira

    worth a -8 to attack the BB (will gain 6 appearance points, so only a -2 technically, or is this flawed logic)?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I have been considering Bamford to Watkins, but if Grealish remains out, I probably won't do it. The other two look good.

  20. PastaConcerto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any clarity on Grealish missing both matches of the double GW?

    1. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I can't find anything definitive. BBC says 'one month' but then the quotes they use say nothing of the sort. So dunno

      1. PastaConcerto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Ugh...I'm sure we would all love to know.

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He's at least out for Leeds. After that will be 'assessed'

    3. Super Jack Grealish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Think he will be out for both personally, Smith never likes to let people know when big players are injured, said Barkley is in contention then missed another 3 games

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I agree, there seems to be some knowledge behind the scenes that Smith does not want to confirm. So I'd guess the month thing has some sort of basis

  21. Who are all Lukakus
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    people with no FH left, what do you think about WC29? is it a viable strategy?

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Deadend into 29 and WC30 imo. WC29 will force you to take players you may not want medium term.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      You'll want another WC in 31

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I definitely wouldn’t use my WC that week.

      Limited pool of players to choose from & you’ll be stuck with them.

      Take some hits between now & then, get 7 or 8 if you can; then WC after that when u feel u need it or can gain a DGW advantage

    4. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nope

    5. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Don't see the logic in this

    6. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      WC 31 best strategy as it seems without FH

    7. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think it could work. In a way, it's the mirror image of dead-ending into 29. You'd be able to have better players before 29 at the cost of having worse players after. Or on a similar note, you'd avoid hits prior to 29 but then likely have to take some afterward. People here tend to be biased against taking hits shortly after a WC, but it might not be any worse than taking the same amount of hits before or during GW29 (and then WC after).

      You should probably just try and plan it out and see if it works better for you than the alternative.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        You might find this instructive: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/06/23/learning-from-the-great-and-the-good-19-20-gameweek-30/

        Key quote: "Joe, Andy and FPL General followed the more conventional path of free hitting having spent their wildcard but Jules decided to bench boost even though she had overhauled her team back in GW28, this meant she was more conservative on the DGWers with only eight of her squad playing twice."

        By the end of the season, Joe admitted he wished he had played his BB in the first week of the restart instead of FH. But people didn't want to compromise on loading up on DGW players, so many didn't do this (unless they still had a WC left).

        In this case, with a GW29 WC, you'd probably also have to split the difference between what is most desirable for BGW29 vs the gameweeks to follow.

    8. Super Jack Grealish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Build towards it with free transfers from next week

  22. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who would you do without to get Kane

    A Salah
    B Bruno
    C Sterling
    D Forget Spurs player for 26

    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      C

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      had planned C now thinking D
      still too early

    3. BigBillyBass
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Sterling has 2 doubles in a row!!!

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        well city do! not sure sterling necessarily will

    4. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Always Sterling

  23. DonBenzema
      1 month, 21 days ago

      How does transferring Raphinha out for Barnes tonight before a potential rise in price look?

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        think he survives another day and worth the wait these days if you can allow for it

        1. DonBenzema
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Alright cheers - but the move is a no-brainer right?

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              next 4 or so it should pay off so yeh
              i'm holding as doing grealish to barnes

        2. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I did this move 30 mins ago

        3. Super Jack Grealish
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I’d definitely be tempted

        4. Sz21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Raphinha has looked great himself so am not sure he is the guy to move on. They should do well against Villa as well.

          Between Ings-> Kane + Raphinha-> Barnes + Ings-> DCL (-4) here. Just thinking it seems a bit daft selling Raphinha though.

      2. Kuzser
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Appreciate it’s been answered multiple times, but for reassurance: i can take multiple transfers, but then if I confirm a FH, then the transfers I’ve made would stay for that specific week. And -4s will become invalid.
        Is it correct?

        1. STONEROSES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yep. Don’t incur any hits if you use the FH before the deadline. And transfer made before hitting the FH will still stand for the upcoming GW

      3. BigBillyBass
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Which GW is supposed to be the next big double?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          next gameweek.

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Any following that?

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              may be one or two smaller DGW's but unsure as yet. Next gameweek si by far and away the biggest of the season.

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          26

        3. Super Jack Grealish
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No more big ones after this

      4. Super Jack Grealish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thinking of Grealish + Mitchell > Barnes + Digne/Perriera (-4) BB

        Who’s the better option out of Digne/Perriera

        Martinez*,
        Cancelo*, Dias*, Lowton*
        Salah*, Bruno* (Grealish)*, Gundo* Raphinia,
        Kane (C)*, DCL*

        Pope*, Bamford, Dallas, Mitchell*

        1 FT 2.0 ITB

        1. yakirh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Great team, good planning
          I would go for Digne and probably bench boost

          I have the exact same team with Son & Watkins instead of Kane & Barnes, considering bench boosting as well.

          1. Super Jack Grealish
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Cheers mate you too, yeah kind of just want the bench boost out the way for when I wildcard in 31, don’t want a back up keeper and 3 playing bench with that to maximise the squad so

            1. yakirh
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Did you consider BB in GW30?

              Pope vs Southampton + 3 Leeds vs Sheffield

              1. Super Jack Grealish
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Didn’t realise that to be fair, thing is it’s about the other players because I’d start the leeds players over starters that week probably

            2. Wag the Drog
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              ya good thought process.

      5. More Cowbell
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Best 3rd city option.
        Cancelo, Gundo and.... ??

        1. Super Jack Grealish
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          KDB but money wise probably Dias

      6. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Martinez | Fabri
        Cancelo | Stones | Dallas | Coufal | 3.8
        Salah | Fernandes | Son | Grealish | Gundogan
        Vardy | Ings | Bamford

        Grealish to Barnes for a -4 or play a WC and make other trades too?

      7. Wag the Drog
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Any advice would be much appreciated. Have WC, TC, BB left.

        a) Kilman, Steer, Ings -> Targett, Martinez, Kane (-8)
        b) Just TC

        Pope-Steer*
        Stones-Cancelo-Dallas-Coufal-Kilman*
        Bruno-Rash-Gundo-Son-Biss*
        Bamford-Ings*-Ollie

      8. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        How’s 43 plus Ings (C), Bamford, Raphinha, Dallas & McCarthy to go?

        Below top 10k average for now but hoping those players left can turn it green?

        1. Wag the Drog
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          About average.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Cheers, all on Ings I guess