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

    What should I do with this team for DGW26

    a) TC Fernandes
    b) BB
    c) No Chip

    Martinez

    Dias Mee Stones Konsa

    Fernandes Salah Gundogan Rashford

    DCL Watkins

    Johnstone Dallas Raphinha Ings

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. marcos11
        1 month, 21 days ago

        BB

      • Jimmy Boy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Reckon it's as good a time as ever to get your bench boost over and done with, otherwise it's a chip that can affect your transfers going forward. You've got four players who could all score 6+ points each over the course of GW26 on your bench there

      • Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I'd BB that. Did you get to this without hits? If so, well done!

      • royals forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yeah I did to be honest

        My FT is hopefully going to be Coufal > Konsa (prices permitting)

      • Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Worth a BB - it's just a frustrating chip and you'll so much better once it's done with!!

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

        easy BB, makes planning so much easier going forwards

    2. Jimmy Boy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Bamford + Ings > Watkins + Kane (-4)
      Got exact cash for this move for DGW26, would see me go into it with thirteen doublers from my fifteen on a BB. Worth a -4? Or would you just do Ings > Kane?

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

        Keep Bam

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

        Both
        YOLO

      3. BaltimoreCity
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Just Ings>Kane. Watkins not worth the hit without Grealish.

        • Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Don't think Watkins is worth a hit right now - if Grealish was playing, yes....

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

        What Chip are you playing in biggest DGW of the season ??
        I am in a situation where all chips are available and I am thinking about every chip atm. WC/TC/BB. Only FH is out of contention as I'm keeping it for GW29.

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

          Looking like TC.
          Easiest way to a BB I'm happy with means a -8 which I'm not keen on.

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

            TC Kane/Bruno looks best way to nail it !

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

              Let's hope so, it's probably on Kane at the moment!

        2. marcos11
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Between BB and TC but will probably BB to prevent keeping value on my bench

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

              Kinda feeling same ...

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

            bb
            cant wait to just move on from it

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

              at least it's not aoa

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

              Ha Ha
              BB is pain in the ass at times yes.
              This feels like a GW where if we're not proactive, we'll fall behind the masses

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

                My season has been going nowhere the last 9 weeks
                every week between 73k and 95k OR

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

                  I have had bench scores of 11,16,11,23,15 the last 7 weeks
                  should have used it by now

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

                  This week it'll change. 😀
                  I see huge rank swings this GW to GW 29.

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

                    hope so
                    The WC is also overrated...sold Antonio, Richarlison, Mee, Raz...

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

                      Ooof

          • Better off with a pin and a…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I've used TC already (wasted on Salah's double earlier). Considering BB for this week, but with Grealish out it may just be too much of a stretch to get there. So I may have to go chipless. Decent first XI, though, if I do.

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

              Fair enough. TC/BB are main chips will be used this GW. I'm thinking about WC atm mainly because I am caught unprepared by Leicester/Everton games. Also don't have Kane.

          • Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            TC but then I only have WC and TC and I'm saving WC for 30/31!

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

              no option for you. No FH means dead ending team in 29 is only option yeah.
              GL Bro 🙂

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

          Bamford, Antonio, Ings & Salah to Kane(TC), Watkins, DCL & Barnes for -12 worth it ?

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

            Not for me

          2. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            -12 is too much when every single one of the players you are losing have the potential to haul in 1 or 2 matches

        4. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Advice appreciated!

          A) Watkins & Barnes
          B) Watkins & DCL
          C) Watkins & Digne
          D) DCL & Barnes (-4)

          Bite the bullet and go for D and get Watkins in when Grealish returns??

          Cheers

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

            I prefer D). Both are locked in on my current WC draft

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Ta

          2. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            D!

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Many thanks

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

                yep D

                1. Catastrophe
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Thanks!

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

          A or B? (currently on WC)

          A) Reguilon + Lookman + Kane

          B) Dias + Son + Watkins

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Oof close. 3 City essential so I would go for B. Kane seems a much more attractive option than Son at the moment though - may want to post whole Team?

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

              Thanks mate. Current WC draft:

              Martinez - Areola
              Cancelo - Digne - Stones* - Pereira* - Struijk
              Gundo - Salah - Bruno Fernandes - Barnes - Son*
              DCL - Watkins* - Bamford

              * are my current doubts

              1. Catastrophe
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Nice! As you've already got City why dont you go Lookman and Kane over Son and Watkins? Maybe go for Watkins a little later on (my plan). Quite a big delta between Kane and Son at the moment IMO

        6. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Salah at under 4% of the captain poll vote, in a DGW. Looks like he's going to be a huge differential captain.

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

            Pool are struggling. Would stay away too

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

              This is fair, but people are lumping on Spurs who are in just as bad a state.

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

            Sheffield United first too as well. It is tempting.

          3. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Think there's a good chance he gets a decent score, but what's the chances he scores higher than both Kane & Fernandes (even Gundogan)?

            1. Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I think he has as good a chance if not better than Kane/Fernandes of doing very well this gameweek. It's not clear cut by any means, but the popularity difference is huge.

              1. Catastrophe
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                True. To be fair, in theory not much between Salah and Kane with both teams in poor form but capable of hauling. Fernandes ahead for me, even though Chelsea is a tricky fixture

          4. FPL Touches
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Kept Robbo and Salah despite for the differential upside alone despite a massive urge to get rid of them. I think it's a good play, they still create a lot of chances.

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

              Plays Chelsea, his ex-club too. I wouldn't captain Salah this week though. Not sure why I'm even keeping him, but Liverpool do go into the back end of the season with a great run of fixtures. I wonder if they'll find form as they fight for 4th place, in a reversal of their situation at this stage (gameswise) as last season.

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

            Is he a good or a nad differential though 🙂
            Those fixtures don't scream haul to me at least.
            Hurricane got best fixtures on paper

            1. Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I think he's a good one! I don't think Liverpool are playing as badly as their results suggest.

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

                He is not hauling recently. But he is Mo ! Best FPL asset (till a certain Bruno came 😉 )

                1. Goonsquad245
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Mo is still the king, but Bruno is giving him a run for his money for sure. His underlyings have improved massively this season, so he's become the beast everyone thought he was at the end of last season!

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

                    Yup

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

              Burnley and Fulham have super-mean defences at the moment. City have the best pair of fixtures, but who's going to play 180 minutes? Dom prob has the best fixtures of players who'll play twice (if fit).

              1. Goonsquad245
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Calvert Lewin is a superb option this week.

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

                Burnley have been poor recently IMO.
                DCL doesn't fill me with confidence at all !

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

                  he'll be vc for me. I'm sticking it on Mr. Dependable.

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

                    Salah ?

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

                      No! Are you really a United fan? 😉

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

                        You bet 🙂

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

            Definitely a differential but LIV attacking ceiling has dropped right off unfortunately so I think there are better picks

        7. G Banger
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Already on (-4) with the 0.3 ITB and the following:

          Martinez (Pope)
          Cancelo, Stones, Dallas (Coufal, Holding)
          Salah, Bruno, Barnes, Gundogan (Raphinha)
          Bamford, DCL, Kane

          Worth another -4 to get another DGW player? And if so who?

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

          Whilst I am in no money league this season for those that are and are bringing up the rear . You need to move right now , take big risks , don't die wanting !!!!

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

            Indeed ❗

            I'm pumped. Takes a -16* 😆

        9. Caleb's Kitties
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Thoughts on my WC team? 6 players for bgw29 with a view to include 2 more. Plan to BB gw30..no other chips left..

          Martinez (mccarthy)
          Cancelo dias digne (dallas dawson)
          Salah bruno gundo barnes (raphinha)
          Kane DCL watkins

        10. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          On a WC and struggling for the 5th midfield spot (keeping but not playing Bamford)

          Current mid font 8
          Salah, Gundo, Barnes, Bruno
          Bamford, Kane, DCL

          Have 7.9

          a) Son (think Kane is enough)
          b) Mount
          c) Lookman
          d) Find more money and go KDB

          1. the snazzy viking
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            D

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

            You know, I'd quite fancy Maddison in your shoes, injury permitting. I've had him since Dec and he has been a great differential. Alongside Barnes you could be smashing it

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Depends on injury but potentially.
              Easy swap to a BGW29 player too
              Thanks!

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

            C If no FH left

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              FH in the bank

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

            How is your defense looking?

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Martinez
              Shaw, Cancelo, Stones, Dallas, Thomas/Mitchel

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

          Have 11 with 2 games so would you bench boost these?

          Mesiler (villa h) Ings (eve A) Bamford (villa h) Bednarek (eve a)

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

            tough , guess no

          2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I mean they will all play, wouldn't expect too much from them though

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I would if you just want it over and done with but I don't expect a big score from those

        12. Bob Vrabkab
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          On a wildcard and want my fifth midfielder to be an Arsenal player for 29 and beyond.

          Should I have:

          A) Cancelo and Smith-Rowe; or
          B) Stones and Saka?

          Thanks

          1. Bob Vrabkab
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Or even Dias over Cancelo

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

            A if you've bench boosted already. Plus Cancelo more fun to own than Stones (have both)

        13. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Hi....thoughts on Lowton to pereira - 4?

          Lowton (spurs away, Leicester home)

          Pereria (arsenal home, Burnley away)

          Already taking - 4 so this would be for overall - 8. Thanks

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

            I like that move

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

            Love it Flynny

            1. Flynny
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Cheers guys.

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Prob worth it mate

          4. BaltimoreCity
              1 month, 21 days ago

              For this week I wouldn’t do it, but consider LEI next couple game weeks too and it works out.

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

            Pope/Mee/Son/Ings > Martinez/Digne/Barnes/Kane worth -12?

            Would leave me with:

            Martinez
            Cancelo Dias Digne
            Salah Bruno Barnes Gundo
            Kane(TC) DCL Bamford

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

            Which defender would you remove to free up cash for Ings > Kane?

            A) Cancelo
            B) Dias
            C) AWB

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

              C

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

              C United ain't keeping cleanies as the FFS article points out

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

              C

            4. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              C

          7. highsguy
              1 month, 21 days ago

              What to do here?
              1FT 1.7ITB

              Pope
              Dias Cancelo Lowton
              Son Salah Gundo Bruno
              Bamford DCL Watkins
              B: Areola, Raph, Dallas, Coufal

              A) Lowton to Digne/Pereira
              B) Lowton and Coufal to Pereira and Targett -4
              C) Raph to Barnes
              D) Bamford to Richarlison
              E) Bamford Raph Pope to Kane(TC) ESR Fabri -8

              Any help much appreciated

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

                A either or look good , leaning Digne

                1. highsguy
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Thanks, will probably go Pereira just because ML leader has Digne

              2. Sturridge Wars
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Would you do Raphinha > Lookman for -4

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

                  I wouldn't

                2. Bonus magnet
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  nah

                3. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  No chance

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

                Is it worth a -12 to BB this gw? Transfers would be-

                Ings > Kane
                Sterling > Barnes
                Forster > areola
                Coufal > Cancelo

                1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  not for a -12

                2. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Hmm it's actually close as 3/4 are upgrades but a -12 is one step too far I think

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

                Triple captain:
                A) DCL
                B) Bruno
                C) Kane

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

                No FH, wc 31
                A) mee to white
                B) save ft

                Martinez
                Cancelo stones mee
                Salah Bruno son raphina gundo
                DCL Bamford
                (areola ings dallas coufal)

                1. Better off with a pin and a…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Doesn't that just lose you a fixture this week? Save and do it next week if you like?

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

                    Yes, but mee has tot and LEI and white has wba.....

                    1. Better off with a pin and a…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Yeah. For me, it's got limited upside; BHA concede and you've got 2 points instead of maybe 4.

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

                Cant believe people are captaining Kane over Salah

                Both teams in poor form but Salah has been okay recently fpl wise and is still the top goal scorer.

                1. Goonsquad245
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  It's not crazy by any means - Kane is a very good option this week.

                  People do seem to lose patience with Salah more quickly than any other asset though - I don't really know why that is.

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

                  I wouldn't consider either.

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

                    Why not ?

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

                      Lack of form. Liverpool haven't scored more than one goal at home since before Palace. Burnley and Fulham have tight defences. i predict one goal each this DGW. City and Everton have better fixtures, and i'm going with Bruno for his reliability.

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

                  Well I am ,l believe it Crawler

              7. Better off with a pin and a…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Hi all. 2FT, 0.7 ITB.

                Sanchez,
                Tark, Stones, Dias
                Grealish, Siggy, Salah, Gundo, Bruno
                DCL, Kane

                Peacock-Farrell, Dallas, Coufal, Bamford

                Would love to BB, but feels too much of a stretch. I'd need a playing GK and replace Coufal and Siggy, ideally. Grealish too if he won't play 2 (and he probably won't). Still have FH and WC to play, no TC.

                Can do Grealish->Barnes, P-F->Martinez. Leaves Siggy in the team and Dallas, Bam, Coufal on the bench. Worth a BB?
                Could also take a hit for Siggy-> anyone up to 7.0.

                Thanks for any advice!

              8. 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 Konsa Struijk Brewster

                0.2ITB

                1. Better off with a pin and a…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  On a WC I'd prefer 2 MCI attackers; maybe KDB instead of Son and downgrade Cancelo? But it's a good side anyway!

              9. VaVaVoom14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Who gets more points this week:

                A) Son and Gundogan (-4)
                B) Sterling and Raphinha

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

                  A if Gundo plays both , even if 1 would still lean A

              10. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Premier League clubs have been told their players and staff will now be forced to self-isolate for 10 days when they return from any overseas trip.

                https://www.skysports.com/football/news/12040/12225758/premier-league-players-face-10-day-isolation-after-every-overseas-trip

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

                  Champions League, Europa over next 3 nights?

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

                    "Players will still be allowed to train and play in matches but will have to quarantine in the same way as the general public and can only leave home when entering their elite sporting environment."

                    Does it mean they an turn up to training and the matches, but no surprise birthday parties?

                    1. Better off with a pin and a…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      These are highly dedicated, professional young atheletes. No way will this cause any problems...

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

                        Yeah, they ought to be either home or at the club anyway.

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

                  Hmmm another angle

              11. Cech's Magic Hat
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Best option? (for dgw and up to 29 at least)

                A. Kane and Raphinha
                B. DCL and Son (-4)

                1. jbenny1107
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  A

              12. bitars
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                With this team and no wildcard. Would you FH GW29 or try to build a squad with 8-10 players for GW29 and instead use FH on a big DGW?

                Martinez, Pope

                Cancelo, AWB, Dias, Digne, Dallas

                Sterling, Bruno, Barnes, Raphina, Son

                Antonio, Watkins, Bamford

              13. jbenny1107
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Son over Barnes because he has GW 29? Already have Kane. They also link up quite a bit when they do score/assist.

              14. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I'm impressed by Arsenal's rebuild project under Arteta. They're getting more things right than wrong so far

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

                  I'm not really, but from the BGW29 onwards they have games they ought to win, so I'll take a look then.

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

                  No doubt he's getting there , Im willing to wait no rush.