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Can FPL managers still trust Brighton defence after derby debacle?

Brighton 1-2 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Joël Veltman (£4.3m) | Jean Philippe-Mateta (£5.8m), Christian Benteke (£5.5m)
  • Assists: Jordan Ayew (£5.6m), Andros Townsend (£5.5m)
  • Bonus points: Benteke x3, Mateta x2, Veltman x1

DERBY DISASTER

Brighton failed to deliver on their recent defensive promise as they lost the A23 derby to Crystal Palace in a dramatic fashion.

After dominating proceedings with their 25 shots, Graham Potter’s men fell to a stoppage-time winner from substitute Christian Benteke (£5.5m).

Such a disastrous end to the game was frustrating for the growing number of Fantasy Premier League managers invested in Brighton’s defence.

They had kept five clean sheets in the previous six Gameweeks, 62.5% of their shutouts for the whole campaign occurring during a period which pitted them against Spurs, Liverpool and Aston Villa.

Furthermore, Crystal Palace had not scored a single Premier League goal in five matches without Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) this season… until they netted twice on Monday night.

Can Brighton’s defence still be trusted then?

A Double Gameweek 26 meeting with West Bromwich Albion still holds clean sheet promise based on Brighton’s mid-term form and the fact that Sam Allardyce’s men have blanked in two of their last three.

They also face Southampton (away) and Newcastle (home) between now and Blank Gameweek 29.

BACK TO BASICS

While Crystal Palace have hardly been a team worth relying on for defensive returns this season but they showed a glimmer of potential on Monday night.

They weathered Brighton’s storm of 25 shots impressively, producing a total of 56 on the Clearances, Blocks and Interceptions (CBI) metric.

Gary Cahill (£4.5m) said at full-time that the Eagles’ recent form had triggered a ‘back-to-basics’ approach from them in the A23 derby.

For a team like Palace, that means a focus on defence. If they are able to lay down another deep (and effective) block in Double Gameweek 26, it is possible that Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) could be a worthy starter or someone to Bench Boost.

A more defensive approach makes it more likely the left-back will start ahead of the more adventurous Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) while Fulham have the second-worst shot accuracy in the Premier League over their last four matches.

“I think that was an important factor because we had to accept we weren’t able to do enough ourselves with the ball, when we were able to win it back. We were put under pressure immediately and as a result quite often the ball was more around our area and final third than we were able to get into theirs. But I thought the resilience, the determination and the sheer guts really that the players showed both in terms of the shape of the team in those areas, but also in terms of their desire to block and not concede clear-cut goal chances.” – Roy Hodgson

WHAT A WONDERFUL PHRASE

Jean-Philippe Mateta (£5.8m) will be pleased with his first Crystal Palace goal but it could be Benteke who answers the Eagles’ questions about playing without Zaha.

Over the last three Gameweeks since making his Premier League debut, Mateta has registered just two efforts on goal.

By contrast, in just 105 minutes over the same period, Benteke has unleashed seven efforts on goal.

Five of those have been inside the penalty area and five were on target.

That makes for an impressive minutes-per-chance figure of 15 while James Maddison (£7.3m) is the only Premier League player to register more shots on target than Benteke since Gameweek 23. His total of five is level with Ilkay Gundogan (£6.1m), Phil Foden (£6.1m), Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m)

“(Benteke’s goal) should make a big difference. This is what all coaches expect of their players. You can only pick XI. There are always going to be people left out of the team that makes people think the coach doesn’t know what he is doing. The only thing players can do is take their chance. All too often, I find, players would prefer to feel sorry for themselves than do what Christian did tonight. Come on for the last 15 minutes and prove the manager wrong for not picking him.” – Roy Hodgson

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-1-2): R Sánchez; Burn, Dunk, White; Alzate (Welbeck 46′), Bissouma, Groß (Jahanbakhsh 81′), Veltman; Mac Allister (Lallana 68′); Maupay, Trossard.

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita; Mitchell, Cahill, Kouyaté, J Ward; Eze (J McCarthy 90+1′), Milivojevic, Riedewald; A Townsend, Mateta (Benteke 75′), Ayew.

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611 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tabby98
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pope, Johnstone
    Cancelo, Stones, Digne, Lowton, Dallas
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Raphinha, Soucek
    Antonio, Bamford, Ings

    1FT £0.1m ITB

    What should I do here guys?

    A) Antonio ---> Watkins
    B) Salah + Antonio ---> Gundogan/Barnes + Kane (-4)
    C) Ings + Soucek ---> DCL + Gundo (-4)
    D) Salah + Antonio + Soucek ---> Gundo + Kane + Barnes (-8)
    E) WC

    Or suggest something else please???

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I like C

      1. tabby98
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Don't have a FH for GW29 so do need to consider that too

        1. rubberdignerapids
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          you currently have 5 playing in GW29, so with 3 more transfers without hits between 27-29, you'll have 8 players so it's not too bad...C is great as it gives you triple city for both doubles this week and next- No brainer

  2. Alex1995
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    How essential is Kane this week do we reckon?

    Really scared to go without him but rest of the team looks stronger without him, plus less of a points hit...

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Get Kane.

      1. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        This

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      You should get him really.

    3. KEVIN DE CLAUS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Im going without Kane (:

    4. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      if u r getting sleepless nights, just get him. Personally, unless the team got injuries which allow upgrades, im happier without.

    5. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He's likely to have an EO of around 150%. So every point he gets will hurt you. If he blanks, great, but I personally don't think there are enough other valid options to justify the risk of going without.

    6. hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Already have Son and going without Kane.

    7. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Have Son and do not want Kane.

      Don't be a sheep.

      🙂

    8. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      15 points would be a good haul. Easily matched by other players including Bruno, Son, Salah, city mids, Vardy, DCL etc.. Not worth tearing up your team for with hits but a good pick if free

  3. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    DGW26 FH team. Good to go?

    Pickford
    Cancelo Shaw Targett
    Salah KDB Gundogan Bruno Barnes
    Kane DCL

    Fabri Mitchell Struijk Davis

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Could you go for Martinez/Digne instead of Pickford/Targett?

      Otherwise looks pretty template and g2g

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Would go for this too by the way.

      2. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Can’t afford it but that’s what I’d prefer

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Solid.

    3. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'd expect Cancelo to be rested for one, and possibly Shaw as well. I'd prefer AWB and Dias for safety.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Good shout. I think I’ll watch the European games and see who plays

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

    Martinez (Areola)
    Stones Shaw Lowton Mee (Dallas)
    Sterling Bruno Barnes Rashford (Raphinha)
    Bamford Watkins (Ings)

    Is Ings , Rashford to Gundogan/Foden and Kane worth -4?
    What about adding Mee to Peirera for -8?

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Just Ings to DCL for free and you're g2g for me

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

        Don't fancy spurs then?

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

      Yes for the Kane and Gundo move

  5. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Bottomed:

    Appreciate suggestions with this lot. Currently thinking of getting Kane in for the TC:

    £0.2 ITB, 2FT

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Rudiger, Dallas
    Sterling, Salah, Bruno, Gundo, rashford
    Watkins, Bamford

    Forster. Struijk, Antonio, Kilman

    No Free Hit so do need to consider GW29.

  6. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Whose everyone TC? Currently on Bruno, although Kane tempting me

    1. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      If I go down the TC route this week, will be Kane

    2. Slurpy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Im on Bruno, Kane and even Barnes being considered though

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Will TC next week, either city mid or DCL if the everton double is confirmed.

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

      Bruno atm.

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

      Salah

    6. TheBiffas
        1 month, 21 days ago

        kane most likely

    7. wilson007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      RMWCT (still got TC/FH).

      Martinez
      Stones Cancelo Digne
      Salah Bruno Son Gundo Barnes
      Kane DCL

      Fabri Targett Struijk Davis

      0.0ITB

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

        10/10, it looks awesome mate!

        1. wilson007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Thanks mate 🙂

      2. THE KING CANTONA
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        When would you do TC and FH?

        1. wilson007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          FH29 and TC either 27 (City) or when the extra spurs game gets added

      3. TheBiffas
          1 month, 21 days ago

          would not get davis as it restricts u to watkins or grealish in the future

          1. wilson007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah did cross my mind.. might have to go Konsa over Targett to allow Brewster instead of Targett.

            Thanks mate.

      4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Would you rather have Coufal or Holding in BGW29?
        They play each other

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

          They both have good fixtures after 29 too. Tough but as an Arsenal supporter Holding not nailed to start all whereas Coufal is if fit.

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

          Coufal

        3. Bavarian
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I have both but Coufal

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

        I know the risks but I would not Cpt Fernandes till gw 32 or 33 , gtfo you scrounger

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

          You can do better than selling best player in PL 😉

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

            best for points Amey ? not best otherwise though 🙂
            Its a short term move , not in any money leagues this season so Play up Pompey

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

              He's best for everything 😀

              Fair enough. Enjoy the game !

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

                Nope , unless rose tinted glasses on 🙂
                But yeah it's liberating not playing for money this season so going gut

              2. Debauchy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                btw great test series with England yeah

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

                  Loving test cricket 🙂
                  It's wonderful & refreshing !

        2. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I’ve got rid for the same reasons

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

            Cheers Warby , we know the risks GL mate

      6. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        BB with this bench?

        McCarthy, Dallas, Mee, Bamford

        Thanks.

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

          I won't

          1. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thanks. Seems too weak.

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No

          1. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thanks. This is pre-hits or pre-chips. See I will go TC Kane or Bruno, or taking some hits to make it BB-wise.

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

              Taking hits for BB is something I'm also looking at atm.

        3. tbos83
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I have identical bench - am planning to sub in Digne for Dallas (and poss Martinez for Mccarthy for -4) then BB

            1. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Both Digne or Pereira I am considering.

        4. tommo-uk-
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Bottomed on the last page 🙁

          Best 6.9m Mid for this GW not including:

          Barnes & Gundo

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

            Periera

            Great fixtures till 28

            1. tommo-uk-
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Good Shout.

              Reckon a further Hit (-8) to swap Bamford for DCL?

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

                I'd do that yes.

        5. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Vardy over Watkins if Grealish is confirmed out this GW?

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

            No brainer

          2. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yes , although I just have Barnes.

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

          I bought Sanchez as 2nd keeper with a future BB in mind. Still a good call given last nights result? BRI have much better future fixtures than FUL.

        7. rubberdignerapids
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Good to go for GW26?

          Martinez (Forster)
          Shaw, Cancelo, Reguillon (Burn, Struijk)
          Bruno, Salah, Son, Gundo(VTC) (Raphinha)
          Kane(TC), DCL, Watkins

          0.7 itb

          Plan from GW27 to Blank GW29:

          3 City in GW 27 (Gambling on Bruno to KDB with FT)
          11 players in GW 29 without hits (DCL, KDB and Shaw OUT with 2 FTs and one hit)

        8. tbos83
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Is capping Son to 'cover' a Kane haul a wise idea?

            1. tbos83
                1 month, 21 days ago

                And related q - if not, who is the best differential cap?

              • Poison Apple
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                cap the best option u have. if its son then cap him.

                1. tbos83
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Bruno or Salah are calling to me but the Son/Kane factor is big

                2. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  I'm putting the VC on Gundo...I would always VC who you think would be the next best option.

                  Obviously with Covid, there's an argument to cap a player from a different team too- so factor this in...a dgw probably negates that slightly

              • Rbyrne95
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Help please. 1 FT 3.3itb

                Martinez (Sanchez)
                Targett, Shaw, Stones (Dallas, Lowton)
                Salah, Gundogan, Sterling, Fernandes, Raphinha
                Bamford, Cavani, (Adams)

                A) Cavani to Kane.
                B) Cavani and Bamford > Vardy and DCL -4
                C) Cavani, adams and Raphina > DCL, Watkins, Barnes - 8
                D)

                GW 29 is probably a big consideration too.

                1. Rbyrne95
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  BB'ing btw

                2. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  d) Cavani and Adams > Vardy/Watkins and DCL -4

                  1. Rbyrne95
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Can't afford it. Only thing throwing me off is GW 29 and Kane has Palace GW 27. Suppose if DCL has DGW 28 that'll make a difference

                    1. Rbyrne95
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      * cant afford Vardy and DCL for adams & Cavani.

                3. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  In that case just A looks fine especially if it's for free

              • rubberdignerapids
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Good to go for GW26?

                Martinez (Fabri)
                Shaw, Cancelo, Reguillon (Burn, Struijk)
                Bruno, Salah, Son, Gundo(VTC) (Raphinha)
                Kane(TC), DCL, Watkins

                0.7 itb

                Plan from GW27 to Blank GW29:

                3 City in GW 27 (Gambling on Bruno to KDB with FT)
                11 players in GW 29 without hits (DCL, KDB and Shaw OUT with 2 FTs and one hit)

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Sorry for Double posting by accident- ignore this one

              • Bubbles1985
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Current squad:

                Martinez (Pope)
                Cancelo Digne Shaw (Ayling Mitchell)
                Salah Bruno Son Gundo (Soucek)
                Antonio Ings Bamford

                How does this look for GW26 with -8 hit?

                Ayling, Antonio, Ings > Stones, Watkins, DCL

                To make 13 DGWers and playing BB. Still have chips available so will WC then FH29.

                Thoughts on that?

                Cheers!

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  I would just do Ings to DCL without taking the hit- or Watkins in for -4 at a push (although without Grealish, villa aren't looking great)

                  1. Bubbles1985
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Grealish injury and Mitchell starting last night have moved my plans a bit.

                    Just thinking of a big gamble to go all out on the DGW before using WC

                2. Poison Apple
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  ant + ings -> watkins + DCL. dont think getting a ManC defender is worth a -4 unless u r pep himself n stones get 2 games

                  1. Bubbles1985
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Yeah i do tend to agree. It was tempting because of the money left over and Man C 4 straight home fixtures!

                    But Pep does tend to be a twit.

              • Nespinha
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                TC (Salah or Bruno) or BB this team?

                Pope
                Mee, Rudiger, Cancelo, Stones
                Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Barnes
                Watkins, Bamford

                Subs: Areola, Maja, Dallas, Raphinha

                (Sterling to Son would cost -8)

                1. Big Hands Barry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  TC. Dont sell Sterling

              • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Anyone considering sticking the armband on Watkins? Arguably the best fixtures of the DGW.

                1. Big Hands Barry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Not without grealish

                  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Aye. Massive influence on attacking play but Leeds and Sheffield are bloody woeful defensively. Just looking for reasons not to stick it on Kane 😛

                2. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Losing him on WC so no DCL much better fixtures imo , going Kane though

                  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Southampton shaky as of late but I'm not convinced it's a walk in the park for Toffees.

                3. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Owning him is enough without Grealish, but not captaining- way better options: Kane/DCL/Son/Salah/Bruno/City etc.

                  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Matter of opinion I guess. Mourinho downfall in full swing I really don't have faith in Kane or Son. Salah a shout that I do like.

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

                  There is a way to beat the pressing and marking of Leeds and this was discussed extensively on last week's Scoutcast. United Arsenal did this successfully. I can't see Villa doing it without Grealish.

              • YEAH PITCH!
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Have Son. No Leicester.

                A) Vardy
                B) Kane

                1. Big Hands Barry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Kane

                2. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Kane for me- capable of big scores despite dip in team form.

                  Pay attention to Europa game tomorrow and see how Spurs perform (hopefully with Bale in the mix)

                3. Bavarian
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Kane

                4. Bubbles1985
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  A

              • sandman58
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Start 1
                A) Bamford (AVL)
                B) Dier (BUR,ful)

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

                  Dier

              • niaz1982
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Is it worth me costing myself -4 to take Son out and bring Kane in when i have the below? or just get Raphina out for Gundo no hit? Think i've lost the plot!

                Pope
                Shaw Dias Mee
                Sterling Fernandes Son Raphina Barnes
                DCL Watkins

                Could be Watkins out for Kane, Son out for someone max £5.9m

                Or leave Son as spurs cover and do Raphina to Gundo [swap back for blank week]

              • Big Hippo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Bale. Completely unnecessary punt or genius differential?

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

                  Everyone loves a hail Mary but it doesn't work every time, Id love to see him produce.

                2. DK_13
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Completely unnecessary when son is only 0.2 more. It's differentiating just for the sake of differentiation

              • Kabayan
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Feel strange that i want to bring in Kane© and i have Lowton and Areola.

              • Bubbles1985
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Watkins and

                A - Rich
                B - DCL

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

                  DCL

                2. Big Hands Barry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Dcl

                3. Bavarian
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  B all day

              • DangerFC
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Can this WC team be improved?

                Ederson, Sanchez
                Dias, Shaw, Digne, Targett, White
                Bruno, Gundo, Barnes, Son, Saka
                DCL, Vardy, Kane

                Any quick comment appreciated

                1. Big Hands Barry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Great team. Salah that only one that can cause real damage but liverpool arent looking great

                2. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Yes , but depends on your strategy and what you have .
                  What chips you still have ?

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

                    I still have FH and TC. Plan is to navigate the next couple of weeks and then make a decision on whther to play gw 29 with FH or navigate it with 9/10 players through free transfers in the next few gameweeks. I done this on the last blank gameweek and only lost out on 8 points to the guy who played FH on the blank.

              • Debauchy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                OK if you will not Cpt Bruno until after gw 31, with no WC left after this and with no FH in hand for gw 29 , Im on B

                A. Bruno , Struik

                B. Son , Cresswell

                both defenders benched this gw

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

                  B in your case as it gives you 2 extra 29 players

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

                    Yes thanks Amey, all relative eh

                2. Big Hands Barry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  You can always buy Son in 29? I wouldnt go without Bruno, even if you're not capping him, majority of players will, so you will be down 200% EO for a bruno dgw. Scary thought!

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

                    Will be scary for sure but nothing to lose need to risk , thanks Barry

              • mg12
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Current squad

                Martinez, Pope
                Stones, Cancelo, Mee, Dallas, Chilwell
                Fernandes, Son, Gundo, Salah, Raphinha
                Antonio, Cavani, Bamford

                Obviously need to move Chilwell.
                Would like to move Antonia due to fixture
                Cavani has been a headache, fixtures look great, but hasn't played, hoping that changes in 26.

                Do I?
                Chilwell ---> Targett or Shaw?
                Antonio ---> DCL or Watkins?

                Any other thoughts?

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

                  Chilwell to shaw for me. Antonio could still produce. Chillywell has been frozen out.

              • Do I Not Like Orange
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                No surprise to hear Pep hates FPL considering how he's treated us for the past 5 years.