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. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Which one to start this gw?

    A Targett
    B Raphinha

    Martinez in goal

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B

    3. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A

  2. EltonCPT1
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Would you - 24 & BB for this team

    Holding, Mitchell, Smith R, Cresswell, Bamford, Ward Prowse (OUT)

    Martinez Pope
    Stone Pereira Konsa Digne Tarkoski
    Bruno Pereira Gunda Sterling Barnes
    Watkins Kane DCL

    Pros and Cons

    Thanks!

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      -24?

      Throw that BB in dustbin instead or use it next week

      1. EltonCPT1
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        thanks for responding.
        Uhm the thinking is this is the biggest DGW we will get. So I want i maximize it but I get your point.

        Is there any MUST HAVE players for this DGW, money being no issue?
        Dropped from 43k to 60k

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Bruno and trip City.

    2. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      That bench won’t get 24 points!

      Don’t burn your team to use a chip. Mitchell has a DGW and is currently in possession. Bamford has form and a reasonable fixture. Surely you’ll want him and your Arsenal boys in GW29 too?

      Just take a breath

      1. EltonCPT1
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Hahaha noted! Just came from a Graveyard shift so clearly I ain't thinking clearly. I'll reconsider my plans after a nap.

        Thanks Everyone!

  3. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Hey guys, how is Grealish’s injury situation for this GW? Any chance he starts both the games?

    Cheers

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Looks like it will be one game at best

    2. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nothing come out from Villa. But like this point last week...

      Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t be using BB if he was in my squad

  4. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Starting to panic about not owning any spurs or Leicester. Would you do this for -8?

    A.barnes + sterling to H.barnes + kane?

    Then for another -8 I could do coufal and mccarthy to target and areola and BB

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      It looks fine on paper (as a combo)

      Hit is also fine

      1. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers

    2. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      It sounds like -16 here.

      The first two look possible to return net additional points.
      The secound, I'm a bit doubt.

    3. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I wouldn’t ship McCarthy (well, I’m not shipping him). Has a double next week and bound to rack up a few saves v city.

      I’ve got no Leicester and I’m ok with that if Maddison is out. They will be worse for it. I’ve also got double Spurs and think that may be too much now haha

    4. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks all. There's a big part of me that wants to stick with what I have and hope for the best - sterling will be a big differential. I'm just getting cold feet!

    5. NateDogsCats
        3 months, 28 days ago

        With Maddison out and needing to replace him, I was sure I'd go to Barnes as a handy change but I think I'm just going to target their defence instead looking at their fixtures. I think Vardy will benefit with Maddison out but can't afford him. Don't fret about it anyway, can't have them all and there are a lot of good options for points this week around

    6. Sturridge Wars
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Would you do Struijk & Raphinha > T.Mitchell & Pereira -8 for bench boost?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        nope

        1. EltonCPT1
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Mitchell not guaranteed the two games...

      2. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Mitchell is not guaranteed to start.

      3. Going Home
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah avoid bringing in Mitchell. I have him and plan to start him on BB (on the basis that he’s in possession). But I’d be less annoyed if he didn’t start than if I’d spent points bringing him in

      4. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I’m contemplating Raph for Pereira for the double. Will want Raph back later though

    7. tuturututu
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Would you go for JRod or Siggy?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Rodriguez

      • Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Best option out of these on wildcard?

        A) Digne, Burn & Struijk
        B) Regullion, White & Burn
        C) Shaw, White & Burn/El Mo

        Need the 4th & 5th defenders to make up GW29 players so ideally I want nailed ones.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          B

        2. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          A

        3. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          A for me

        4. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          B

          Spurs double and GW29 fixture

        5. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          It's a tough one. Cheers guys!

      • Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        re-post
        WC team with BB27 in mind:

        Martinez (Johnstone)
        Cancelo, Stones, Shaw (Veltman, Dallas)
        Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Raph (Soucek)
        Kane, Vardy, DCL

        thank you and GL

      • Going Home
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Decided BB is the way to go (basically with my triple city having two games, the chance of them playing at least one is higher!).

        Current bench:

        McCarthy Bamford Dallas Coufal

        A) GTG
        B) Coufal to Konsa (-4)

        Appeal of Villa is that they play GW29 and might even get a bonus fixture in GW28. Thoughts appreciated

        1. Easy Cheesy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          I’m bringing in konsa for that reason.

      • sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Right. A or B to have on BB?

        A) Barnes+Antonio

        B) Raphinha+Watkins

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Anyone?

        2. fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          B easy

        3. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          B

          Not so much for BB, but their ongoing appeal over the coming weeks

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Cheers both. I agree. Just wanted confirmation how important Barnes felt to others.

        4. Steiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          B

      • NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Captain dilemma so far.

        (^) Kane & Son : good midweek rest

        (v) Gundogan : played 90 minutes in Hungary last night
        (v) Salah : latest injury roulette hit Henderson and he's likely out

        (TBC) Bruno : wait & see tonight .. i don't like his fixtures but he's fixture proof
        (TBC) Vardy & Barnes : wait & see how they line-up and play tonight

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Kane or DCL for me. Currently Kane

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Forgot DCL, I heard that we have to follow the news of Allen.

            1. De Gea is GOAT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Yeah very true. Either way i think hes a really good shout.

        2. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Well summarised Nat.

          I think it comes down to pedigree and assured mins during the dgw. Hence I’m probably going Bruno or Mo unless somehow get the urge to go left field in which case it will be DCL.

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Do you have Kane

            1. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              No. Forgot to mention, sorry. I have Son and Spurs stats along with opponents improved stats I don’t want to go Son. Kane has pens and looks sharper on the eye. I get his appeal but I’m not sure if I’d cap him over the players mentioned on my reply above.

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                No I totally agree, not encouraged by Spurs and don’t think the fixtures are as simple as they first look

                My worry is trying to be too clever about it

                1. sminkypinky
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  😀 tends to be my problem.
                  ..

                  1. NATSTER
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Same problem here. 🙂

        3. fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Bruno will be rested tonight for sure

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            That will boost his appeal. After I said he's a fixture proof, I found record of his blanks in this season.

            He was consistently blank against big teams
            ARS (H), MCI (H), LIV (A), ARS (A), CHE (H)

            And also blank against his two opponents this DGW26.
            CRY (H)
            CHE (H)

            But he will now meet them on his favourable away day. It could be different.

        4. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          I’m on Kane. If I wasn’t using BB, I’d be in TC Kane.

          While Spurs have been awful, he scored in GW24 in his first game back and could have got 1/2 from nowhere v WHU.

          Plus these are exactly the sorts of fixture he loves to billy his way through

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            He really looked okay against West Ham. He's surely on my final shortlist.

          2. FantasyClub
              3 months, 28 days ago

              This was posted by BIGMANBAKAR

              “Kane is more of a flat track bully than Son and even this season has scored the majority of his goals against the bottom ten sides. Son meanwhile, is averaging 6.5 FPL points per game against the top ten sides and 6.7 FPL points per game against the bottom ten sides so there’s not much variance in his output.”

          3. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            No love for DCL?

            1. NATSTER
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Sorry. I just forgot him. I will surely listen update from Carlo on Allen.

              1. Thomas Magnum
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                No need to apologize, I never really considered him until I properly looked into the fixtures. Feel he could be a real boom or bust option this week but will also wait and see

                1. NATSTER
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  His fixtures look great for goalscoring chances. But I haven't considered him too.

                  Gundogan on DGW24 was actually my top scoring captain in this season.
                  It's probably not bad to go cheap option again.

                  Not sure what will make me brave enough to captain DCL though. 🙂

        5. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          How many games do we think Cancelo starts in the next 4? Cheers guys

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            2 or 3

          2. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            3

          3. Going Home
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            >0
            >4

            3 seems likely. He’s “first choice”, sir what that’s worth

          4. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Thanks all

        6. fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Martinez
          Cancelo Stones Robertson
          Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
          Bamford DCL Ings

          Pope Soucek Coufal Ferguson

          1. Ferguson Ings >> Konsa Kane [10DGWs]
          2. Robertson Ings >> Digne Kane [9DGWs]
          3. Soucek Coufal Ferguson >> Barnes Targett Shaw (-4) (play BB)

          Thank you

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            3

          2. Arctic monkeys
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            1

          3. Going Home
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            1 still leaves a reasonable BB

            1. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Double west ham v man city though... think I’d be better off saving

              I’m torn between 1 and 2 really

              1. Going Home
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                I’m on BB this week (albeit with no WHU after shipping Coufal). My fear for any other week is getting burned by Pep roulette. My triple city will all start at least once this week

              2. sminkypinky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                And I think tou should really consider a BB. With a single hit you get a tempting 15 man squad to the biggest dgw in fpl history. I mean, to me, that’s tempting.

                1. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  See below mate, what do you think?

        7. Arctic monkeys
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Pick two out of this bunch for a WC team:

          A- Perreira
          B- Reguillon
          C- Digne
          D- Shaw

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            C & D

          2. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            A & C - C for one week only

          3. EltonCPT1
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            A & C

          4. Going Home
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            AB

          5. Arctic monkeys
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Cheers all

        8. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Son and Ings to H.Barnes and Kane (-4) OK moves? Or should I sell Sterling instead?

          1. Going Home
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Taking out Son to get Kane feels a little sideways

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              It does but Son really feels like he is on the graveyard shift out wide when I watch him.

              1. Going Home
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                How much of that has been Kane’s absence? They were all dreadful last week, not just Son haha

            2. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              And this is why I didnt go for it. And changed my plan from an excellent no chip 11 to a good 15 BB.

          2. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I would.

          3. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I would - Barnes has been performing significantly better than son for weeks now

            Kane will tick over better than ings

        9. fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          If you had to bench one this week who would it be:

          1. Bamford
          2. Raphinha

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Im benching Raph

          2. Tambling5
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I'm benching Bam!

          3. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Raph

          4. Saka_me_sideways
              3 months, 28 days ago

              I’m benching Bamford, Raphinha is much more involved and scoring better points.

          5. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I know Spurs have terrible defensive stats but I’m tempted to punt on Lloris for my BB keeper instead of Areola.

            Crazy?

            1. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Think he does better than Areola over the next four weeks. Question is what you do with the extra cash

              1. Thomas Magnum
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                This

            2. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              more money tied up then...?

            3. Arctic monkeys
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              You'd the money going forward.

            4. EltonCPT1
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 28 days ago

              For some reason Mourinho can't get the defence sorted and Lloris is letting in stupid goals.
              Fulham look organized and Areola will make more saves but he also might concede considering the fixtures.

            5. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              All good points. Tbh not about the money. Will probably have to take a hit somewhere down the line if I can’t wait until the WC on 30. Really just about the points this gw. Marty will probably play from now on since I rate him highly. So who’ll bring the points? For a hit too but it’s basically for free since 2x2 is probable to say the least. Anything more is extra.

            6. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Spurs in bottom 4 defensive stats...

          6. fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Is this worth BB:

            Pope Aina Bamford Raphinha (-4)

            Y or N

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              I think so yes

            2. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Prefer it to mine:

              McCarthy Bamford Dallas Konsa

            3. beric
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Y

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                I got it wrong, Aina is Soucek

          7. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            On WC, which combo is best?

            A) Dias Maddison Son
            B) Pereira KDB Lookman

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Maddi is a big doubt I think...Barnes?

              1. Do I Not Like Orange
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Already have him in draft.

            2. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              The one without an injured Maddison

          8. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Need to buy one. Digne or Dier?

            1. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Digne

            2. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Digne, easy

            3. EltonCPT1
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Digne - for sure getting at least one assist.

            4. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Digne, easily.

          9. fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Almost there...

            Martinez
            Cancelo Stones Robertson
            Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
            Bamford DCL Ings

            Pope Soucek Coufal Ferguson

            1. Ferguson Ings >> Konsa Kane [10DGWs]
            2. Robertson Ings >> Digne Kane [9DGWs]
            3. Soucek Coufal Ferguson >> Barnes Targett Shaw (-4) (play BB)
            4. Ferguson Coufal Ings >> Aina Konsa Kane (-4) (play BB)

            Thank you

            1. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Last time I said 3. Now 4 has Kane and it’s tempting, especially since you don’t have Son. So I’m changing my vote. I get to do so since you changed the question. 🙂
              No more options though. That’s it.

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                It’s not though, I’m not too happy with the BB it will provide 🙁

                Pope Soucek Bamford Raphinha

            2. Tambling5
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Well I have Cancelo Stones and Gundogan, and I keep counting them as double game-seekers but I bet they ain't! I like 3, but getting rid of two West Ham with 29 coming up, means it may cost you more money later to get them back (unless you have FH or wildcard of course). I prefer choice 2 to choice 1, but it's all fraught with risk. Good luck!

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Thank you for your detailed analysis. I keeping going between getting a BB with a hit or saving BB and focussing on a solid 11

                I was all set on 1 then many have turned my head to Digne in for Robertson but that will mean one less DGWer (but also solves the bench Bamf or Raph dilemma)

                What do you think is best out of 1 and 2? (Planning for 29 too)

                1. Tambling5
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Borh 1 or 2 is the same for week 29; but you will still have five players 1AV, 2WHU and 2Lee and get Kane. So that's six which seems good to me. Choice two seems better as Digne has one more fixture than Robbo, but he could of course just score big, which is the risk I was referring to. The bench boost you mentioned above to Sminkypinky good to me for 15 points plus, (not to be sniffed at) but doesn't do much otherwise for your team.

          10. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Would you BB this?

            Areola raphina Dallas coufal

            1. beric
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Yeah probably, get that annoying chip out the way

            2. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Do something about Coufal.

              I was set on using BB with him. Decided to switch him to Konsa for -4. DGW, plays in 29. Possible DGW28 also

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Will become a -12 if I switch coufal as well. Not worth it.

                1. Going Home
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  It won’t become a -12. It’s a -4. Each change you make is a standalone. The question. Is whether you think each change warrants the cost.

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Nah, not worth it. Thanks bud

            3. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              BB in 27 with that bench probs proves better?

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Does it? Need to take a look. Cheers

          11. Toom
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I need to free up 0.1. Who's best defender at 5.6 or under? Thanks for advice
            A) Stones
            B) Soyuncu
            C) Reguilon
            D) Targett
            E) Someone else

            1. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Stones. But you’ll need a bench 2/3 times in the last 12 weeks

            2. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              A

            3. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Stones

          12. Nate01
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Hey all

            KANE
            or
            DCL

            And Maddison -> Barnes for -4?

            thanks

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              DCL if you got Son

            2. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Kane

              No (but it depends a bit on your bench)

            3. Arctic monkeys
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Kane, but think both are really good options this GW.
              Definitely if Madders out

          13. Cojones of Destiny
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            better combo going gw26 and 27 :
            a. Vardy + Soucek (bench 26, play 27)
            b. Bamford (bench 26, play 27) + Barnes

          14. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Who would you prefer to transfer in for this GW?

            A) DCL
            B) Digne
            C) R.Pereira

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              A

            2. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              A by far

          15. aapoman
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Those on WC. Has yesterdays City match changed anything? Anyone concerned about Cancelo's and Gundo's playing time?

            1. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Not enough to start taking hits for them I think. Loads BBing so more pressing fires elsewhere. Could be wrong too.

          16. konrad.sygula95
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Would you do Grealish & Ings to Son & DCL on -4? Yes or no?

            Pope
            Shaw/Cancelo/Coufal
            Gundogan/Fernandes/Salah/Grealish
            Watkins/Bamford/Ings

            Bench: Martinez/Dier/Anguissa/KWP
            1ft 3.9 itb

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Yes

            2. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              100%

            3. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Yep

          17. FPL ElasticO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            G2g for DGW 26 with BB active?
            Is it worth taking -4 for Mee >> Stones? or Any other defenders pls suggest...

            Martinez / Pope
            Cancelo / Shaw / Mee* / Targett / Dallas
            Bruno / Salah / Barnes / Gundo / Raphinha
            Kane / DCL(c) / Watkins

          18. Ojpsan1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Would you bb this, its for a -8

            Martinez - (Jonnstone)
            Targett - Shaw - Dias (Taylor Dallas)
            Salah - Bruno - Barnes - Gundo (Raphina)
            Kane - DCL - Bamford