Frisking the Fixtures

Who has the best and worst fixtures over the Double and Blank Gameweeks?

It’s been a while since our last “frisk” of the fixtures.

A succession of back-to-back Gameweeks, last-minute postponements and a drip-feed of rearranged fixture announcements have made the winter a tricky period for Fantasy managers.

Reacting to the very next Gameweek has been a challenge, never mind planning further ahead.

But following last Friday’s beautifully timed press release from the Premier League, we now know when the bulk of the outstanding matches will take place.

Aston Villa v Everton and Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton are the only two remaining games without a new date, with the former a possibility to be added to the pre-March international break calendar.

And it’s this period in particular that we’ll be addressing in this article, given that it includes two Double Gameweeks (potentially three, if Villa v Everton gets added to Gameweek 28) and one Blank Gameweek.

We’ll also have a cursory look at the calendar beyond this point, at the foot of this piece.

NEXT FOUR GAMEWEEKS: THE BREAKDOWN – AS IT STANDS


2 x fixtures in Double Gameweek 26, 1 x fixture in Blank Gameweek 29Spurs, Fulham, Aston Villa (3)
2 x fixtures in Double Gameweek 26, 0 x fixture in Blank Gameweek 29Everton, Leicester, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, West Brom, Sheff Utd, Man Utd, Wolves, Burnley, Chelsea (10)
2 x fixtures in Double Gameweek 26, 2 x fixtures in Double Gameweek 27, 0 x fixture in Blank Gameweek 29Man City (1)
1 x fixture in Double Gameweek 26, 2 x fixtures in Double Gameweek 27, 0 x fixture in Blank Gameweek 29Southampton (1)
1 x fixture in Double Gameweek 26, 1 x fixture in Blank Gameweek 29Arsenal, Leeds, Brighton, Newcastle, West Ham (5)

Spurs, Fulham and Aston Villa are the obvious teams to target for those Fantasy managers wanting a player with two fixtures in Double Gameweek 26 and an unaffected game in Blank Gameweek 29.

Players we don’t already own from Arsenal, Leeds, Brighton, Newcastle and West Ham are low down the priority list this week but will become appealing again in the lead-up to Blank Gameweek 29.

Manchester City have back-to-back doubles starting from this weekend, while those holding onto Southampton assets have already begun a rollercoaster schedule that involves two Double Gameweeks, two single Gameweeks and a blank.

BEST AND WORST FIXTURES OF DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 26

Those who use our Season Ticker will have spotted that the new fixtures were added shortly after Friday’s announcement, with a rejig of the difficulty ratings following suit.

All of which leaves Everton (SOU | wba) at the top of our ticker if we look at Double Gameweek 26 in isolation, which those of us on a Free Hit will be doing.

The leakiest defences in the top flight await the Toffees over the next week, with Southampton and West Bromwich Albion the worst two clubs for goals conceded in 2021.

Even discounting the 9-0 thrashing at Old Trafford, Saints would still languish in the bottom three for that stat.

Those two teams, along with Everton themselves, it has to be said, have just one clean sheet apiece to their names this calendar year.

Tottenham Hotspur‘s (BUR | ful) brace of games perhaps looks better from a defensive perspective than it does attacking-wise.

Fulham and Burnley actually have the division’s joint-second-best defences over the last 15 Gameweeks, even if Nick Pope‘s (£5.6m) recent clean sheet record – four in 13 – is unremarkable.

The two sides may be capable of conceding, but they seldom get turned over.

Leicester City (ARS | bur) also face the shot-shy Clarets and an Arsenal side who have largely struggled for goals against the Champions League-chasing elite.

How Aston Villa fared without Grealish ahead of Double Gameweek 26

Aston Villa‘s (lee | shu) double-header is among the most appealing, not least because the Villans have excelled on the road this season.

An injury to Jack Grealish (£7.7m) looks like it may deprive Fantasy managers of the opportunity to field the Villa talisman against two suspect backlines, with Sheffield United’s defence injury-hit and out of form (one clean sheet all season) and Leeds’ own rearguard capable of self-combusting in any given game.

At the other end of our Season Ticker, Chelsea‘s (MUN | liv) defensive solidity under new boss Thomas Tuchel will be put to the test against two of the ‘big six’, while Pope may be relying heavily on save points in Burnley‘s (tot | LEI) two Double Gameweek 26 matches.

BEST AND WORST FIXTURES OF GAMEWEEKS 26-29

Those clubs with an extra fixture will naturally gravitate towards the top of our Season Ticker anyway but Aston Villa (lee + shu |WOL | new | TOT) and Spurs (BUR + ful | CRY | ars | avl) do have decent runs regardless, with ragged defences in Newcastle and Palace awaiting after Double Gameweek 26.

All of Leicester‘s next four opponents (ARS + bur | bha | SHU) are in the bottom half for goals scored in 2020/21, meanwhile.

Assets from these three clubs may well form the backbone of many Gameweek 26 sides, given that they tick multiple boxes: an appealing double-header in the coming Gameweek, attractive fixtures immediately after, and, in Spurs and Villa’s case, the bonus match in Blank Gameweek 29.

West Brom’s post-Double Gameweek schedule (BHA + EVE | new | CRY) is also positive-looking, for those considering a differential Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) pick.

The West Ham (mci | LEE | mun | ARS) love affair might be temporarily over in FPL, as they are among the six teams without two fixtures in Double Gameweek 26 and have some iffy upcoming matches in terms of difficulty.

Their next three opponents, including runaway leaders Manchester City, are all in the top five for goals scored in 2020/21.

Tomas Soucek (£5.3m) and co will be back on the menu and dusted down off benches in Gameweek 29, however.

A clash with Palace is the only real favourable fixture for Manchester United (che + cry | mci | WHU) over the coming three Gameweeks, meanwhile.

Trips to two of the division’s most in-form defences sandwich that match against the Eagles and Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) didn’t score in any of the reverse fixtures of his three games in Gameweeks 26 and 27.

Chelsea‘s (MUN + liv | EVE | lee) next four games are all against teams in the top half for goals scored in 2020/21: should they emerge from that period with a couple of clean sheets or more, then their in-form defenders will be high on the priority list for Gameweeks 30-34.

EUROPEAN SCHEDULES

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Just to further complicate matters, European football has recommenced over the last week.

Moderator Legomane has produced a matrix above which illustrates when the other, non-Premier League fixtures will take place over the coming month.

Manchester City are playing twice a week, every week, until the March international break, while Spurs, Leicester and Manchester United will follow suit if they continue to progress in the Europa League.

Expect a spot of rotation from these teams (among others), with Pep Guardiola indeed saying after Wednesday’s win over Borussia Monchengladbach:

GAMEWEEK 30 ONWARDS

It’s worth a brief look at the schedule beyond Blank Gameweek 29, as some Fantasy managers will be “dead-ending” their squads for that decimated, four-match Gameweek and activating their Wildcard straight after.

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal sit towards the top of the Season Ticker from this point.

Wolves’ run from Gameweeks 31-35 (ful | SHU | BUR | wba | BHA) stands out, while Arsenal face the bottom five and Crystal Palace in the run-in.

The problems when we get to this time of the season, of course, are motivation and distractions elsewhere.

Wolves will likely be solidly mid-table and in “on the beach” territory, while Arsenal’s primary focus could well be on the Europa League, which probably now represents their best chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

Liverpool‘s final seven fixtures (lee | NEW | mun | SOU | wba | bur |CRY) look pretty good, too. Given that they might still be scrapping for a top-four finish by that point, perhaps the Reds’ assets who have so underwhelmed in 2020/21 will have one final big say in what has been a turbulent FPL season.


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1,223 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Dier Or Targett?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Dier better fixtures

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Targett

      Dier not nailed and Targett has consistent attacking returns. Spurs just haven't been keeping clean sheets too

    3. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      100% Targett

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Targett. Better defence and form atm

    5. wantsharptv
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Targett

  2. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Would you change Maddison to Barnes for a -8?

    Either that or just play Dallas..

    1. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I would play Dallas

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers

    2. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Play Dallas if it’s Going to cost that many points

    3. pjomara
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Maddison to Barnes would be -4???

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Play Dallas

    5. Gemma817
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Why would it be a -8?
        Maddison is the more pricier asset if im not wrong

        1. pjomara
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I guess he's saying he's already done one hit and this would bring him from -4 to -8

    6. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Bottomed. Should I get Konsa (4.6) or pay .3 more for Targett (4.9). While Targett gets forward more, I’m leaning towards Konsa because it gives me enough to do Barnes to Grealish for GW29. I would get rid of KWP and currently have .9 ITB.

      Pope, McCarthy
      Cancelo Dias, KWP, Lowton, Mitchell
      Bruno, Salah, Son, Gundogan, Barnes
      Bamford, DCL, Ings

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Prefer Targett

        1. Ajaxeeding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I would prefer him as well if money wasn’t a consideration.

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Go Konsa then. I think I'll be going Targett - only because I'll have funds galore in 29 after selling Salah

        1. Ajaxeeding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks for the input. I guess I hadn’t thought about getting rid of salah. But think I’m just going to do Konsa and deal with that later.

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Only for the one GW - he'll mostly likely be back in my GW30/31 WC

          2. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Also it's entirely plausible that either Barnes drops in price or Grealish rises before GW29 - so I actually agree with others saying focus on the here and now

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I’m prob targeting Targett before GW29

      4. wantsharptv
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Targett

        All about the here and now

    7. Wirbelwind
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      finalest of calls

      Justin ->

      A) Pereira
      B) Digne
      C) Reguilon

      1. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        B

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        If we hear Everton get double in 28 pre deadline then Digne otherwise Reguilon as gives you double plus 29

        1. Wirbelwind
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          yeah, slight advantage as I won't be WC until 30 or 31. Don't expect a clean sheet though

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        A vs B is a coin toss

      4. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I personally have both A & B. Id pick A if i had to just because of the better long term fixtures and Leicester actually keep CS

      5. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        A for me. But B also great option

      6. Wirbelwind
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        thanks lads. will wait for DGW28 news

    8. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      All set to free hit this week?

      Ederson*
      Cancelo* - Shaw* - Soyuncu* - Burn (wba)
      Fernandes* C - Salah* - Son*
      Vardy* - DCL * - Bamford (AVL)

      Areola* - Raph (AVL) - ESR (lei) - Strujik (AVL)

      1FT and 0itb, but don’t see any moves to make.
      G2G?

      1. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I mean bench boost!

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Free hit? Why 2 keepers? Why so much money on bench?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Ah.. no El Mo love?

          1. thepuntmaster
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Yeah good option! Not sure who I’d remove for him though

    9. blauriecon
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Pope
      Dias Maguire Mitchell
      Fernandes Foden Gudogan Salah SON
      Calvert-Lewin WATKINS
      McCarthy BAMFORD DALLAS COUFAL

      1 FT, 2.4 in bank

      GW29 in bold - planning on dead-ending followed by wild card.
      1. 3 FT and 1 or 2 hits will give 9 or 10 for GW 29
      So.
      1. Pope >> Lloris
      2. Mitchell >> Reguillon

      1. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        2

      2. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        2

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        2 of those but I don’t rate Spurs defence

    10. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Would you take a hit for Ogbonna->Shaw/Keane and start him over Dallas?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Maybe minus 4 for Shaw

    11. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A quick preface...

      I am in City leagues with no United allowed (overall rank no concern for me accordingly).

      My absolutely stunning Bruno less BB for you....

      Pope*
      Cancelo* Digne* Stones* Pereira*
      Gundogan* Barnes* Salah*
      Kane*(c) Vardy* DCL*

      Martinez* Pereira* Raphinha Dallas

    12. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Might just play the 3 musketeers from Leeds (Dallas, Raphina & Bamford) instead of taking 8 point hits. That Villa fixture looks fairly primed for more points..

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        That's where I'm at too. Don't have FH either so probably the sensible decision.

      2. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        same for me with Dallas and Bam

        especially as they have 29

        seems madness to transfer them out then back in again (or not have enough for 29)

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I’m keeping my 3 but likely to only get able to start Raph this GW unfortunately

      4. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Thinking I’ll play Raphina and Bamford too, prefer that to hits or playing Lowton this week

      5. beerhockeyrock
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Same here as well. Too much money tied up in Dallas and Bamford, I won't be able to get them back. May move Raphina, but would then want him back for 29...

    13. All The Aces
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Absolutely cannot make up my mind between Pereira or Reguilon. Will at least wait for tonight’s Euro game.

      Feels as though Reguilon is nailed for Sunday so leaning that way right now.

      Please help....

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I'd personally get Reggy. Better fixtures and extra double.

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Pereira of those two. Don’t trust Spurs defence whatsoever

      3. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        100% Pereira for me. Would monitor EL game though

    14. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Bamford > DCL worth a -4? Considering Everton's upcoming DGW but then again I don't have FH for GW29 and would have to buy Bam back hmmmmm

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Probably not tbh with that context unless you can be bothered with a hokey cokey

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I can be bothered alright but unsure it pays off in the longrun. DCL double is tasty but that Leeds Villa fixture could well be a high scoring affair.

      2. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        not worth it

        effectively it's a -8 as you will need back (and no doubt have other transfers needed for 29)

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Nice one! Feels like I've been chasing so I reckon I'll play it safe and hold Bam + Raph

      3. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        If you dont have much value tied up in Bam id go for it... especially if EVE have another DGW in 28.

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I'm gonna sleep on it for sure

    15. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Planning on TC this week (Kane vs Bruno vs Gundo) and WC in 30/31. No BB or FH. Will use FTs to get a good enough team for GW29. Appreciate help with my options this week!

      A) Ings, Son > Kane, Barnes (-4) - ditch Son, gain Barnes
      B) Ings, Pope > Kane, fodder (-4) - Kane + Son double up

      1FT 1.3itb
      Martinez
      Dias, Stones, Shaw
      Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Son, Raphinha
      DCL, Ings
      (Pope) (Bamford, Dallas, Coufal)

      I am leaning heavily towards going for option A but it may just be madness. Son has dropped off a cliff and Spurs form generally has me doubting the double up.

      Cheers!

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I'm also pretty wary of Spurs form but I absolutely would not take Son out for a hit.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Yeh the more I consider it the less I like it tbh. Barnes is being massively hyped. I mean he’s playing v well but we are threatening to ditch some FPL royalty for him

      2. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I'm considering something similar to B myself, see below. Selling Son to fund Kane is sideways imo unless for free.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks mate. Sounds sensible

    16. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Martinez
      Stones shaw digne
      Barnes bruno foden sterling raphinha
      Kane(TC) dcl

      Subs steer bam dallas rudiger

    17. PP6
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      BB active FH available .9 ITB no FT. Would you say I’m GTG or take hit/hits to remove the two Leeds boys??

      Martinez Areola
      Stones Dias Elmo Ricardo Shaw
      Bruno Salah Gundogan Barnes Raphina
      Bamford DCL Kane.

    18. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Any One know if we could expect Reguilon to start both games in this double???

      1. Aster
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yea

      2. MikeLowrey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        A) -12 to bench boost (Forster, Coufal, Brewster to Areola, Shaw & Watkins)

        Martinez
        Cancelo Dias shaw
        Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundo
        DCL Bamford

        (Areola Dallas Mitchell Watkins)

        B) -4 to this team (Coufal to Digne/Pereira)
        Martinez
        Cancelo Dias Digne/Pereira
        Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundo
        DCL Bamford

        (Forster Dallas Mitchell Brewster)

        All goes out the window of Grealish is out

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Is there likely to be better opportunity than this week to triple captain? If so when and if not who is best option from

        A Sterling
        B DCL
        C Salah
        D Bruno
        E Kane- but -8 required to get him

        1. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I think the most safe pick for TC is Kane or Son now or in gw32/37.I am leaning to just captain Dcl because Kane is out of form imo and Bur/Ful have tight defences.Same for Son.The possible fixtures in Gw32/37 vs Eve/Sou or Villa/Sou are better imo but we can't know how far they will be in Europa League and they also have League Cup final.If you use TC then E else B.

        2. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I’d triple captain DCL in your shoes. Annoyingly, I already blew my TC chip and I’m having to prioritise Kane (who I expect to score fewer points) this week due to his GW29 fixture

      4. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Bamford + Pope -> Kane + Fabri (-4)?

        Gives me:

        McCarthy
        Dallas, Cancelo, Stones
        Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo
        Kane (TC), DCL, Watkins

        Subs: Fabri, Raphinha, Lowton, Coufal

        Still have BB, may play it in GW30 or GW32, still undecided.

        Look good?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Plausible but that's really minimal on the gk front 🙂

          1. DV8R
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Only for this GW, Fabri will become Martinez in GW28 when I sell Salah

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Fair dos

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Think team looks good other than McCarthy- Southampton not looking good and not helped with Romeu out now. I would rather have Martinez or if funds tight Areola.

          1. DV8R
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Unfortunately it's the only way for me to have Kane, this switch is for exact funds. My plan is to get Martinez in DGW28, play McCarthy in DGW27 and hope for the best this GW.

        3. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          As others have said it’s decent except for the GK sitch!

      5. pjomara
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Can only afford one of Digne or Barnes, which one?
        Will probably be either
        A. Barnes and 5.1m def (deciding betw Targett, Shaw and Aina)
        B. Digne and 6.1m mid (deciding betw Pereira and Lookman)

        1. The Prophet
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          A for me.

      6. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        honestly struggling here, you're advice is most welcome

        would you keep sterling and go to DCL -4 (3rd time owner)
        or
        get in Gund + Kane for -8 and prob no DCL

        sterling ings to gund kane -8
        ings to dcl -4 (or richarlison if feeling punty)

        no double game week forward hurts and rodrigo for an extra hit is tricky!

        martinez
        dias stones awb
        salah sterling bruno barnes raph
        bamford ings
        areola mitchell coufal rodrigo

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Gund and Kane probs

          Not completely sold on the fixtures but double Kane over quite probable SGW Sterling for the premium spot.

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            yeh almost getting into wildcard territory but want to use it in 31 for the run home, not before

        2. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          anyone else with opinion here?

      7. yLLacs
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        A) Foden & Digne
        B) Barnes & Stones

        please help me choose

        1. pjomara
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          B.
          I have Foden and expect only 1 game played by him.
          I also have Stones and think he might get 2 games.
          I think Barnes and Digne will score similarly

        2. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          B for me easy

      8. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Who scores more in 26 or 27 - Ederson or DCL?

        Ederson is a minus 4 (Pope Tark out)
        DCL a minus 8 losing Bamford (Pope Tark Bamford out and Areola second keeper)

        I'd need DCL to get the DGW in 28 not to lose a player overall given I'm a City short and also lose a 29 player.

        Martinez Pope*
        Stones Shaw Lowton Dallas Tark*
        Mo Bruno Gundo Son Raph
        Vardy Watkins Bamford*

      9. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Does Barnes cover Vardy in ANY way?

        Have a feeling my rival triple captains Vardy (who I don't have), but he also has no Kane and not sure if he will have him (I have Kane).

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          yes imo
          3m extra for pens isnt worth it, even moreso if maddison is out

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          The mutual assists seem quite likely - not in Son Kane territory though

          Slightly worried as a Vardy owner by Maddison out here

      10. Cali
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Vardy or Kane (-4)? I have Son.

          1. wantsharptv
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Kane. He can easily get 5 goals here

        • wantsharptv
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Would you bench boost if you had the following?

          Areola
          Bamford/Raphinha
          Lowton
          Aiana

          Just from appearance points alone I'd expect 14...

          Alternative is to wait for GW30 when Leeds and villa have decent games as I own 6 of them

          Thanks

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Yes

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Is Tarkowski to Digne for -4 worth it? Playing BB this week.

          1. wantsharptv
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Yep

        • Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Last 4 GWs I've got 72, 78, 85(-4), and 85(-4)

          In that time I've gone from 129k to 102k

          Strange season

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Yeah, top 10k is on track to require well over 2500 points (1677/25*38=2549 points)! And we have the biggest DGW to come this week.

        • Viper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Pope -> Martinez worth a -4?

          Will need Martinez in GW29 too

          1. Rondon9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Not sure with Cash out

          2. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            No for me.I don't think you need Martinez vs Spurs in gw29.

          3. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I tend to agree with above comments that he is not a must for BGW29. Also, it's difficult to get return from hits on GK.

        • Slurpy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Worth going Foden over Gundo?

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            If free on WC and FT not required, yes.

          2. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            No

        • wantsharptv
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Would you start dallas or Lowton?

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            From watching, Dallas. But I understand the lure of DGW players.

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Dallas