Spot the Differential

Advanced role boosts Pereira’s differential potential

Double Gameweek 26 is almost upon us which gives us an opportunity to have a look at some more differential options.

This time, we’ve selected low-owned picks at Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa, who we think have the potential to make an impact.

As always, to qualify, the player must have an ownership of 5% or less at the time of writing.

Ricardo Pereira

  • FPL ownership: 0.9%
  • Price: £5.9m
  • GW26-30 fixtures: ARS + bur | bha | SHU | – | MCI

We’ve been big on Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) for a while now, having included him in this column ahead of Gameweek 23.

Now, having impressed last weekend in a more advanced role, we think he’s worth talking about again.

Against Aston Villa, Pereira and his team-mate Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) were both fit enough to start for the first time this season. That saw the Belgian slot into the back four with the Portuguese international pushing ahead on the right-wing in a 4-2-3-1.

It was the first time Pereira has started as a winger under Brendan Rodgers, and he looked comfortable throughout.

Pereira finished the match with 33 final-third touches, more than any other player on the pitch. He also racked up three shots, twice testing Emiliano Martínez (£5.3m), and often moved infield leaving Castagne to supply the width down that side.

The new setup certainly makes sense, as Rodgers can keep Castagne at right-back where he feels he is more effective, while also taking advantage of Pereira’s attacking instincts. 

However, at this stage we should point out that doubts around James Maddison’s (£7.3m) availability may see the 27-year-old revert to a more traditional full-back role this weekend, or even as a wing-back in a back three. That’s something to monitor, but regardless of where he ends up, we think Pereira has the potential to make a real impact in the coming weeks, and with an ownership of just 0.9% could be an effective differential.

Matheus Pereira

  • FPL ownership: 1.6%
  • Price: £5.4m
  • GW26-30 fixtures: BHA + EVE | NEW | cry | – | che

West Bromwich Albion have improved significantly in their last two outings. 

Just a week after they should have beaten Manchester United, they dominated Burney last time out despite playing with 10-men for over an hour. 

Finally, it looks like they are able to compete at this level, and with an appealing immediate schedule which sees them take on Brighton and Hove Albion, Everton, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace in the next three Gameweeks, several differential options have emerged.

That includes playmaker Matheus Pereira (£5.4m).

The 24-year-old has now started back-to-back games after being dropped in Gameweek 23, and though he hasn’t returned, he has been posting some eye-catching numbers. Since being restored to the side, Pereira leads the way amongst team-mates for shots, chances created, crosses and final-third touches. He’s also been taking corners and free-kicks, and crucially, should be on penalties too having twice converted against Wolverhampton Wanderers last month.

The Brazilian can operate in multiple positions up front, but has recently found himself out wide in Sam Allardyce’s 4-3-3 formation. The system is designed to get the best out of new signing Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m), and by having a proper target man now leading the line, set-pieces and crosses from open-play will be more important than ever.

Pereira, who is owned by just 1.6% of FPL managers, adds creativity to Allardyce’s team and has perhaps been a little unfortunate not to return in recent matches. However, with some promising fixtures to come he now has the potential to kick on, and could be a solid differential in the budget midfielder category.

Bertrand Traoré

  • FPL ownership: 0.8%
  • Price: £5.9m
  • GW26-30 fixtures: lee + shu | WOL | new | TOT | FUL

Jack Grealish’s (£7.6m) absence at Aston Villa will be a huge miss, but the performance of Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) in the second half against Leicester City at least offers hope that he might be the one to step up.

The Burkina Faso international scored straight after the break, and has now been directly involved in eight goals (five goals, three assists) in the Premier League since making his first league start back in November. Interestingly, only Grealish has been involved in more for the club during this period with 10.

If we zone in on Traoré’s performances since the turn of the year, it reveals his growing influence. 

Since Gameweek 17, he ranks second amongst team-mates for shots in the box, big chances, take-ons and crossing. In fact, his expected goal involvement (xGI) total of 2.98 is actually more than Grealish, and only behind forward Ollie Watkins (£6.5m).

Aston Villa now have a Double Gameweek 26 against Leeds United and Sheffield United, who are both among the bottom six sides for goals conceded this season, with 43 and 41 respectively. They then take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park, before another possible double and importantly a match against Tottenham Hotspur in Blank Gameweek 29.

Traoré has the ability to create something out of nothing, and given the fixtures, might be the player to get Villa back on track.

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  1. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    My choice comes down to- which would you do?

    A Play Sterling and Raphinha so no hit and triple captain Salah/Bruno (10 doublers)
    B Sterling and Bamford to Kane and Barnes -8 and triple captain Kane ( 11 doublers)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A

    3. How I met your Mata
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      a

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A - Bruno. If B was a -4 I probably would've leaned towards that option

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yes that’s issue- if Kane starts-8 and if Bruno get say 3 goals and bonus over 2 games then to make it worthwhile Kane as striker probably needs to get 4/5 returns which I just don’t see v Burnley and Fulham.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Exactly. I think Kane will get a goal in each game plus max bonus. With Bruno, I'm not sure he will get anything against Chelsea so then you are heavily relying on a haul against Palace which is very likely.

    5. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I'm on B, but waivering

  2. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Any Everton fan know if Holgate is nailed with Mina out?

  3. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    FH holders, question for you.

    Would you rather have a depleted team (6/7 players) for GW29 so that you can play it in 33 for the better juicy fixtures?

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Depleted team I think

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      8 players minimum for 29 covering the high ownership players like Martinez, Kane, Dallas, Bamford etc

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah I should be cushty then. Thanks

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Going with the FH in 29 as I think 33 is relatively easy to navigate

  4. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    My team have been set for a week.
    Who needs help?

    1. How I met your Mata
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      me 🙁

      Gundagon in for a hit for rafinha??

      4 gw to raf's 2 gws

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Over 2 weeks prob worth it.
        yes from me.

        1. How I met your Mata
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Cheers

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Me, don't have a clue what to do? 1FT 0.5 ITB

      Martinez
      Cancelo Digne Tarkowski
      Sterling Bruno Son Gundogan Raphinha
      Bamford DCL

      Pope Ings Mitchell Coufal

      Ings and Sterling to Kane and Barnes (-4) is the template move I guess

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah that looks good.
        Kane(c)?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Guess so, so boring following the crowd but any time I diverge i just fall further behind. Cheers Christina, best of luck this GW

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            hey, follow your gut. Everyone's position/circumstances are different. You might want to beat a h2h opponent or chase down a ML rival. Important to have fun. Nothing worse than having an idea and not following it and the players scores big. (ask me)

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Cheers, want to have another City mid this GW but would be a hit for Raphinha so comes down to:

              A) Raphinha (AVL)
              B) Foden (WHU, WOL) -4
              C) Mahrez (WHU, WOL) -4

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                *scratch the Mahrez option - has to be Foden for price

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  foden

      2. How I met your Mata
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        are you far off from Ings and Raph to Kane and ESR??

    3. iCon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Not been around much; what are most ppl doing this week? BB, TC or no chip?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Bit of BB and bit of TC

        1. iCon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Cheers fellas; not set up for BB, so it's TC ot nowt for me. Presume Kane is (C) Obvious?

      2. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        BB if your team set up for it, if not TC

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Can't decide whether to get Dias or Stones?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        tough one, just pick one and accept what comes your way.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Cheers

    5. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Grealish to KDB for a hit and bench Bamford /Raphinia?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        whats your team?

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Martinez
          Stones Mee Shaw
          Raphinia Son Bruno Gundogan
          Bamford Kane Dcl

          Dallas Coufal Grealish Forster

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Risky but a hell of an upside!

            1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Risk reward I guess. Cheers.

    6. Westfield Irons ⭐️
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Take a -4 now and play Areola in DGW26 (over McCarthy) or wait until closer to BGW29 and use that -4 on an attacking transfer? Meaning I have McCarthy/Forster until a GW31 wildcard. (I don't really expect a Fulham clean sheet v Leeds in BGW29 - or want one, I'll have triple Leeds)

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        if you dont get Nipples now ho will be your keeper in 29?

        1. Westfield Irons ⭐️
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          maybe no keeper in 29, happy to hold McCarthy for 30 BUR and 31 wba

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Take the hit

    7. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A) Mee>Stones for a -4
      B) Play Mee
      C) Play Dallas

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        play mee

    8. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Best defender up to £5.6m? Already have Dias, Stones, Shaw and Dallas. Thinking Reguilon.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Spurs def not for me.
        Differential? Pva?

        1. Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks, not sure about PVA

    9. Jink
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      What’s your opinion on Bamford to Watkins -4? Will it pay off over the next few weeks?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        nah. I own both, but if i had to play my WC this week I would prob not get Ollie with this Grealish injury

    10. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Martinez
      Cancelo Stones Taylor
      Salah Son Bruno Gundogan
      DCL Bamford* Ings*

      Ramsdale Soucek* Holding* Dallas*

      A) Ings, Soucek, Holding to Diagne, Barnes, Dier -8 and BB

      B) Ings, Soucek, Holding to Aina, Barnes, Watkins -8 and BB

      C) Ings to Richarlison/Watkins and TC Bruno probably

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        -8's not worth a BB for me

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks

    11. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Which option would you go for? Cheers

      A. Pope and Soucek to Forster and Barnes (-4)
      B. Holding to Targett/Aina
      C. Soucek to Lookman

      TC26 WC31 FH33

      1FT 1.1itb
      Martinez
      Cancelo Stones Digne
      Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha*
      Kane DCL Bamford*
      (Pope Soucek Cresswell Holding)

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        stick with your team

    12. Lignja
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Pope to Martinez or Lloris worth hit?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        no

    13. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      In a mess having punted Vardy Son Watkins over Kane Barnes DCL on WC24. Now on BB

      Have this -4 with Vardy

      Martinez Areola
      Stones Cancelo Shaw KONSA LOWTON
      Mo Bruno Gundo Son Raph
      VARDY Bamford Watkins

      Or this -12 upgrading defence and getting DCL

      Martinez Areola Cancelo Shaw REG PEREIRA/DIGNE
      Mo Bruno Gundo Son Raph
      DCL Bamford Watkins

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Whoops missed a Stones there

        Martinezs Areola
        Stones Cancelo Shaw Reg Digne/Pereira

        Grealish and Maddison both out a double whammy for my front line

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Looks fine to me
        -12 is crazy

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Ty

          Reassured.

    14. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Big headache.

      Current team:
      Martinez
      Dias Cancelo Shaw
      Salah Bruno Gundo Son Raph
      DCL(TC) Watkins

      Areola Bamford Dallas Coufal

      0FT 3.7ITB
      No WC or BB. FH & TC still intact.

      A) GTG
      OR
      B) -8 Hit Bam + Raph to Kane + Bissouma (perma bench fodder) and TC Kane

      I should hold my nerve right? I’ll probably FH 29 and hope for another DGW 28 and transfer in someone like Digne

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        yeah hold your nerve.
        I'm not so confident on your TC though...

    15. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      So with all the European ties over would like to bb with this team for -4.

      Martinez * areola*
      Digne* dais* cancelo* lowton* dallas
      Son* bruno* gundo* Barnes* raph
      Kane* dcl* bam

      A) Big decision here is to whether transfer out son or salah to get Kane in and I have no fh so need to build towards 29. What's your opinion guys son or Salah to keep?

    16. michaelington
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Playing BB next week and I have 1FT.

      Martinez Areola
      Rudiger Stones Dias Dallas Konsa
      Salah Gundo Bruno Raphinha Son
      Watkins Ings Bamford

      2.8 ITB. 1FT

      Planning on Ings to Kane (C) ? Or would you get DCL instead as I have Spurs cover already?

    17. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Currentlyteam with Gundo + Sterling + Stones is :

      Martinez
      Stones AWB Lowton
      Gündo Sterling Bruno Salah Raphina
      DCL Bamford

      bench: Areola Dallas Coufal Deco-Reid

      No Wc , Looking at three basic routes (with variations, might also upgrade defender)

      A) Deco-Reid +Sterling -> Kane (T?C) + Barnes
      B) Deco-Reid +Sterling -> Son + Watkins
      C) Deco-Reid + Coufal -> Watkins + Digne/Pereira , forget about Spurs

      Adivce much appreciated! Have FH in hand if needed for

    18. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Do you reckon ignoring Kane and having 12 dgw + 3 Leeds is good for Bench boost?
      If I have to get Kane for Ings I will have to do Salah to Jrod/Barnes(-4) and have to take another hit for Coufal to Shaw/Digne

  5. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on Vardy? The fixtures are great but I'm wondering if his minutes will be managed, and Maddison being out may affect him..

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Can't see him starting both in DGW

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Looked tired after playing full 90. He started last night due to Iheanacho being suspended and

  6. tbos83
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Who scores more

      A) Dallas and McCarthy
      B) Reguilon and Martinez (-4)

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        B

      2. tbos83
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Or C) Digne and Areola (-4)

      3. stefanbkanev
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Order this 3 players:

          A) Bamford (AVL)
          B) Raphinha (AVL)
          C) Rudiger (MUN, liv)

          Currently on A, B (first bench), C (second bench)

          1. lets talk about 6
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            b
            a
            c

        • Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Are Everton starting to look better again or false dawn?

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Better again. Their key players are back.

          2. hullcityfan
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            They were very good at Anfield although it was obvious a big game plus Liverpool were poor.

            Allan back should improve them though.

          3. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers both...

        • SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Repost sorry

          So with all the European ties over would like to bb with this team for -4.

          Martinez * areola*
          Digne* dais* cancelo* lowton* dallas
          Son* bruno* gundo* Barnes* raph
          Kane* dcl* bam

          A) Big decision here is to whether transfer out son or salah to get Kane in and I have no fh so need to build towards 29. What's your opinion guys son or Salah to keep?

          1. Sam-not-so-wise
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            neither

            1. Sam-not-so-wise
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              so keep son

        • Sultans of Ping FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Any changes to this? Already done a -4 Antonio & Pope to Kane and Forster
          Martinez
          Stones, Cancelo, Targett
          Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Barnes
          Bamford, Kane (C), DCL,

          Bench: Forster, Coufal, Dallas, Raphinha

          1. 2's Kompany 3's M…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Playing any chips this week?
            Otherwise already has 7 players for WK29 and is looking good.
            What are your transfer plans for 27, 28 & 29?
            Cheers.

        • Sam-not-so-wise
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Antonio or Bamford to Vardy?

          1. FatmanAndRobin
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Antonio

            1. Sam-not-so-wise
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              why?

              1. FatmanAndRobin
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Mainly down to Antonio overall fitness
                I prefer Bam GW29 fixture also over Antonio and if you look over the next 8 fixtures.. i think WH form will drop.

                MCI (A)
                LEE (H)
                MUN (A)
                ARS (H)
                WOL (A)
                LEI (H)
                NEW (A)
                CHE (H)

                Leeds you know what you will get. Who cares who they play there is a good chance they will score.

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Not Bamford

            Getting worried as a Vardy owner with Maddison out.

        • 2's Kompany 3's M…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Would you
          A Chilwell > Digne for -4 this DGW?

          1. FatmanAndRobin
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Yes

        • FatmanAndRobin
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          What are peeps doing with Maddison?
          Maddison to Barnes (-4), yay or nay?

          1. 2's Kompany 3's M…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            If definitely out then yes

            1. Sam-not-so-wise
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              I've brought in barnes this week

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I wish Tarkowski hauls this DGW

        • L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Which starting DEF would you rather have?

          A) Double MCI/Digne
          B) MCI/Digne/Pereira

          Cheers

          1. FatmanAndRobin
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            B due to Pep rotation

          2. Sam-not-so-wise
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            a but a playing bench

          3. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Still A

          4. 2's Kompany 3's M…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Planning on A myself

          5. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            B) - can always have Ederson in goal or could be using that 3rd MCI slot for Aguero / KDB

            There just seems to be a lot of good defender options, especially if you only play 3 at the back

        • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Do we reckon KDB is back on pens?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Yeah

          2. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I would’ve thought so

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              That last Rodri penalty wasn't too convincing

          3. Seamy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Probably yeah

          4. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            For sure

        • TheCurseOfRaheem
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Worth a -4 to bring in another doubler this week? Have 0.0 itb so options are a bit limited but I'm not too optimistic on Dallas.

          Martinez
          Dias, Cancelo, Shaw, Rudiger
          Bruno, Salah, Son, Lookman
          Kane, Maja

          Areola Bamford, Raph, Dallas

          1. TheCurseOfRaheem
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Doh! Should add I am bench boosting.

            1. MARVELLUS
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              No, keep your Leeds players. Did you take a - 4 for Areola? I am considering a hit for a DGW keeper

          2. Brimble82
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            What’s your beef with Dallas?
            He looked great in defence and midfield against Saints.
            He’s in my starting XI this week.

            1. Brimble82
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              NB; yes, I’d bench boost that and not take a hit.

          3. Zogzeg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I tried long and hard to convince myself that Dallas to Dier for a hit was a good move (those Spurs fixtures!), but in the end I couldn't.
            If Dier was nailed, maybe ...

            1. Brimble82
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Even if he was nailed... Spurs look Dier at the back.
              It’s a shame we’ve reached ‘Season 3 Jose’ already.

        • Seamy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I currently own Rashford and plan to bring in Son for GW29. Would you rather?
          A) Save FT, hold Rashford for this week and transfer in Son GW27
          B) Use FT on Son for GW26

          1. sunzip14
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            B

          2. 2's Kompany 3's M…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            B

        • sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Is anyone going without any chip this week?

          1. Brimble82
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I am.
            Never quite got the bench I wanted.
            Have a strong 11. But spunked my TC on KDB in 18.

          2. 2's Kompany 3's M…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Undecided but don't have DGW bench only Leeds.

        • Darragh82
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Hi folks,

          What’s the news on grealish??

          Who for triple captain Kane or Salah??

          1. THL33
              2 months, 19 days ago

              He won't play in the Leeds game. But also not a "long term injury".

          2. CelticBhoy1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Would you rather tc a player or have 7 bench boost appearances from relatively low value players?

            1. How I met your Mata
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              7 BB

              1. Brimble82
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                This

          3. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I'm thinking of dropping Pieters for a -4 hit, which means I have 5.5 to spend on a defender. I own Lindelof (I know), I have three City players already.

            Should I get Shaw or Reguilon? Shaw would mean doubling up on united defense. Reguilon gives me extra spurs cover and also helps out in GW29.

          4. Top Mark.S
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            So I seem to have a plan:

            Pope forster
            Robertson cancelo stones Dallas douglas
            Salah bruno grealish gundo bissouma
            Watkins bamford ings

            1ft, 4.5 million itb

            I was going to get kane for 3xC but I am not happy with form.

            I cant bboost with that lot and I dont have free hit.

            My plan is too get ready for gw29 by upgrading my bench. Douglas becomes aina this week. Forster becomes Brighton gk next week.

            I then get raphina son and kane for gw29 with 1 hit.

            This gives me 9 gw29 players and that's plenty.

            I then bboost in 30 because I want to wildcard 31 and I dont want 4 players on the bench eating up my money. Happy with 2decent players on bench for covid and rotation.

            I finally triple captain on a smaller dgw late when hopefully kane or kdb are in better form.

            I will have 9 dgw players this week and no chips played

            Anyone else thinking this way?

            1. carlosice
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Makes sense. Although Kane could hurt you ..

              Who will you captain this week?

              1. Top Mark.S
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                You are gonna laugh

                Salah

          5. GE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Predicted score? 🙂 haha, long list...

            A) Kane
            B) Son
            C) Cavani
            D) Barnes
            E) Watkins
            F) Soucek
            G) Traore
            H) Lookman
            I) Pereira

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              10
              4
              0
              11
              4
              4
              6
              4
              8

          6. mdm
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Mitchell (FUL, MUN) to Targett (lee, shu) worth a -4? Yes or No?

            1. Malinwa
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Is Mitchell nailed?

              1. mdm
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                No. Therefore the question

          7. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Pick a GK to play

            A. Aerola
            B. Martinez (double with Konsa)

          8. carlosice
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            got 4.3 to spend on a Def that plays in 29.

            Thinking Veltman or Burn from Brighton...

            Who is more nailed?

            thanks

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 19 days ago

              If you want nailed go White

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Ignore my silly comment. Veltman of those

                1. carlosice
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  cheers - just cant find the extra 0.1 for White

          9. mdm
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Which would be better option for BB:

            A. Pope (tot, LEI), Mitchell (FUL,MUN), Raph(AVL), Dallas(AVL)

            B. McCarthy (BUR), Shaw (BRI), Raph (SHU), Dallas (SHU)

          10. footballcandy
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            SALAH TC = Pens. Team out of form. Chelsea-game...
            FERNANDES TC = Pens. 2 x away matches. Chelsea-game...
            KANE TC = Pens. Team out of form. 1-2 probably tight defensive games
            DCL TC = No pens. 2 x good fixtures. Not proven matchfit/form.
            GUNDO TC = No pens. Pep-roulette. 2 x home fixtures...
            Skip TC = When then?

            6 x opportunities. Roll a dice?

            1. Seamy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Kane. He hasn't blanked against a bottom 8 team yet this season. Easy decision for me

              1. footballcandy
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Rumours Kane not playing 180 on previous page...

            2. pwill40
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              I'd go Kane if I had him

            3. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              My Thoughts:

              SALAH TC = Pens. Team out of form. Chelsea-game... 'Playing an out of sorts, dead and buried Shef UTD team'
              FERNANDES TC = Pens. 2 x away matches. Chelsea-game...'He finds a way all the time and palace are awful'
              KANE TC = Pens. Team out of form. 1-2 probably tight defensive games 'Kane typically doesn't blank against bottom 8 teams'
              DCL TC = No pens. 2 x good fixtures. Not proven matchfit/form. 'best two fixtures, scored a hattrick earlier on in the season'
              GUNDO TC = No pens. Pep-roulette. 2 x home fixtures...'Its Man City, then can score loads vs anyone, but i'd probably avoid this one personally'

          11. pwill40
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Triple C decision time... (don't have the players for a bench boost)

            a. Fernandes
            b. Sterling
            c. Sterling -> Debruyne (-4)