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Why I’m Wildcarding before a Double Gameweek 27 Bench Boost

Tom Freeman has finished inside Fantasy Premier League’s top 1k a staggering five times in his career. He is back with his latest column outling his plans for Double Gameweek 26 and beyond.


So, where were we? The last time I checked in, Gameweek 23 had drawn to a close and I sat just outside the top 300k overall.

I talked up Burnley’s prospects ahead of their double, specifically focusing on Matthew Lowton (£4.5m) and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.4m), and also touched upon Lucas Digne (£6.1m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.6m).

Since then, it’s all been a bit meh for my own team with no real rank movement, but for context, here’s how Gameweek 25 shaped up:

So, in this my latest column, I’m going to discuss my Gameweek 26 Wildcard and also run through my chip strategy. I’m not quite ready to share my final team as I’ll be tinkering right up till deadline, but after reading this you should know which players I’m leaning towards.

CHIP STRATEGY

The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice to FPL Gameweek 23

Firstly, it’s probably best to talk chips.

The original plan had always been to follow up my Gameweek 16 Wildcard with a Free Hit in 18 and Bench Boost in 19. However, the fixture rearrangements that were announced on New Year’s Eve involving Burnley, Manchester United, Manchester City and Aston Villa, plus Leeds United and Southampton later losing their double, meant that I shelved that strategy.

So now, after much deliberation, I’ve decided to Bench Boost in Gameweek 27. Why 27? Well, I don’t want to hold too much value on my bench for too long after Wildcarding, and I also want to target two specific fixtures which I’ll come to later.

This new strategy of course effects the way I build this Wildcard, and as a result, there has to be some sacrifices as I attempt to spread funds around the squad. I’m pretty sure it won’t be for everyone, but I hope by reading this, you can at least see why I’ve included some players and dismissed others.

I should also point out that I still have my Free Hit and Triple Captain chips available, and plan to use the former in either Gameweek 29 or 33.

THE GOALKEEPERS

Villa bank 11th clean sheet as Martinez bags another haul

Emiliano Martínez (£5.3m) is a bit of a no-brainer in goal, given Aston Villa’s fixtures.

Though the team’s overall level has dropped in recent weeks he’s still making lots of saves. In fact, over the last four Gameweeks, he’s comfortably ahead of any other keeper in the division:

The second spot is harder to decide on, but for now I’ve landed on Sam Johnstone (£4.5m). 

West Bromwich Albion have looked much better in recent matches, now that their new arrivals have been properly integrated into the starting XI. I am realistic though, and do expect more save points than clean sheets.

Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) and Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) are other names I considered, and may still turn to, but for now, Martínez and Johnstone are in my draft.

THE DEFENDERS

A Manchester City double-up makes a lot of sense here, given that their 10-point lead at the top of the table has been built on a solid defensive platform. That’s seen them concede just nine goals in their last 23 Premier League games, which is pretty remarkable. 

However, given my OR and the fact I’m playing catch-up, I’m tempted to double-up in midfield which would give me the opportunity to pair Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) with Ilkay Gündogan (£6.1m).

Going in with one City defender, which would be either João Cancelo (£6.1m) or John Stones (£5.2m), does come with risk though. 

For example, the advantage I gained from Sterling’s goal against Arsenal was pretty much wiped out once they registered a clean sheet. I’ve just got to hope we see a bit more rotation in the coming weeks. It’s probably wishful thinking, but it does feel like I’ve got to at least try something different.

Fit-again Pereira already showing signs of last season's form

Elsewhere, I’ve also found a spot for differential Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) who took up an advanced role as a right-winger against Aston Villa. 

There was talk that Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers had put Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) and Pereira on the same side to double-up on Jack Grealish (£7.6m), who eventually missed out. However, I don’t buy that, and these comments from Rodgers after the game do suggest it’s a tactic we might see more of:

“It’s been something I’ve been waiting to do for quite a long time, but this is the first period where both of those boys were fit to play. They’re different types. Because of how we play, they find themselves in that attacking third of the pitch quite a lot. Tim will run more without the ball and penetrate, and Ricky’s one who can be inside and manipulate the ball. I just thought that combination of those two, because Ricky is comfortable coming inside, he can turn, he can pass, he’s very aggressive when he attacks. I thought the two of them were very good and combined well together.” – Brendan Rodgers

Pereira finished the match with 33 final-third touches, more than any other player on the pitch. He also took three shots, twice testing Martínez, and took up some nice position’s infield which you can see on his touch heatmap from the game below:

I also like Digne, who is currently owned by just 8.8% of FPL managers.

Everton’s defence isn’t exactly watertight right now, but Tom Davies’ (£5.2m) recent performances and the return of Allan (£5.2m) offers encouragement that they can add to their total of five Premier League clean sheets.

It’s also worth noting that their opponents on Monday night, Southampton, have conceded the highest number of chances from their right-flank over the last six Gameweeks, and will be without Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.7m) and Oriol Romeu (£4.5m).

Luke Shaw (£5.1m) and Antonio Rüdiger (£4.6m) are also in my thoughts, I’m just not convinced now is the time to invest given their immediate schedules. 

THE MIDFIELDERS

The biggest decision here is that I can only pick one of Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m).

Potential reasons for losing arguably the best asset in the game include fixtures (che + cry, mci, WHU, blank) and the fact I probably won’t captain him until at least Gameweek 32. Despite this, Fernandes usually finds a way to return so I need to think this through carefully.

The alternative is Son. I’ve heard some say he isn’t in form, which is probably fair, but tougher fixtures can do that to a player and we are talking about one of the league’s most clinical forwards. There is potential to do well beyond the double too, with games against Crystal Palace and Arsenal to follow.

City duo De Bruyne and Gündogan will be included, and I’m also considering Harvey Barnes (£6.9m).

The 23-year-old has already netted 13 goals in all competitions this term, and I see him getting plenty of joy down Arsenal’s weaker right-flank this weekend. James Maddison (£7.3m) being out isn’t ideal, but I’m hoping it won’t disrupt their flow too much.

Above: Harvey Barnes’ xG shot map in 2020/21

However, if I decide on Fernandes over Son, I might need to drop down to a cheaper option in this slot, someone like Ademola Lookman (£5.0m), Bukayo Saka (£5.2m) or Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m).

This of course means I can’t fit Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) in, which is kind of scary, but if there is ever a time to leave him out it’s probably now. 

Since beating Palace 7-0 back in December, Liverpool have played 11 Premier League matches and won just two. The injury to Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) is a further setback, and my feeling at this moment is that I’ll make a move for Diogo Jota (£6.6m) once fit. The Portugal international recently returned to full first-team training, and it’s hard to argue against the value he offers when available, having scored nine goals in his first 17 appearances.

THE FORWARDS

harry kane fpl injury return spurs west brom gameweek 23

Harry Kane (£11.1m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) are obvious inclusions given their respective schedules, and it’s likely I’ll hand the former the armband too.

The final forward spot is still up for grabs, which unfortunately means I have to lose Patrick Bamford (£6.9m) who has been in my team since Gameweek 1, and is one of the few highlights of my season so far.

I’m looking at Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) as a possible replacement, who has made a big impact since he joined West Brom and has been getting shots off in some good areas.

Above: Mbaye Diagne’s shot map (shots on target in green) since making his debut in Gameweek 21.

In fact, no forward has registered more big chances since he made his debut, despite sometimes looking isolated. 

Other options include Michail Antonio (£6.5m) and Ollie Watkins (£6.5m), and it’s likely I’ll make a late call on that one.

THE BENCH BOOSTERS

As I mentioned earlier, I’m planning a Gameweek 27 Bench Boost with an idea to focus on two fixtures.

West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United

Albion have put in a couple of much improved displays against Man Utd and Burnley in recent weeks, and appear to have found a system which seems to be working. Signing a proper holding midfielder in Okay Yokuslu (£4.5m) is huge for them, and that improved defensive setup means I’m willing to take a risk on differential Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.5m). 

Following Semi Ajayi’s (£4.8m) red card at Burnley, the on-loan Arsenal man shifted out to a wider attacking role, which manager Sam Allardyce has hinted we might see more of in the coming weeks. I don’t have any stats to back it up, it’s more of an eye test thing, but for just one match I’m willing to give it a go.

West Ham United v Leeds United

The second matchup I want to target involves West Ham United, who are now in the top four and have a few players tailor-made for a Bench Boost.

Opponents Leeds United have now conceded eight goals from corners this season, a league-high alongside Sheffield United. Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) almost added another earlier this week, and given that the Hammers approach is largely based around crossing, I’m considering Craig Dawson (£4.5m). He’s already scored two goals in 10 games this season and always carries a threat from set-pieces.

I also think Marcelo Bielsa’s side can struggle against players who run directly at them, which is why I like Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) who has looked lively since moving to East London.

Above: midfielders sorted by shots since Jesse Lingard made his West Ham United debut in Gameweek 21.

So, I know this Wildcard won’t be for everyone but I hope having read this, you can at least understand why I’ve chosen the squad I have.

Also, before I sign off, earlier this week I was fortunate enough to join fellow Pro Pundits Lateriser and Zophar again on The FPL Wire.

We talked strategy, Wildcards and captains, plus loads more.

The chat complements this column, and goes a bit deeper into some of the players and teams covered, so if you’re into that kind of thing please check it out on the link below…

I’ll update you on how it’s going next time I check in, but for now, thanks for reading and best of luck in Double Gameweek 26.

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  1. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 17 days ago

    On Triple Captain:

    A) Kane
    B) Salah
    C) Bruno
    D) DCL

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I've gone with Kane on TC.

    2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I don't have Kane. Gonna TC Bruno

    3. TNB
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I've narrowed it down to Kane or DCL

      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Bruno

      • joey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I've got all bar Kane, who I'm probably bringing in. I'm going for DCL, he has the full team around him like earlier when he was flying and playing 2 of the worst teams in the league on current form.

      • Alli's Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A or B

      • NateDogsCats
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'm going Bruno, consistency, away form and form with Pogba out of the team does it for me but honestly there are great reasons for all of them

          1. ballsy_b
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 17 days ago

            My first choice is Kane. On paper two great fixtures and what swings it for me over DCL is that he’s on pens. Bale and Son on each side to assist too. Tough one though.
            The games for pool and united v Chelsea make it harder to triple captain Bruno or Salah

      • battlecat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Grealish to whom for -4? Got 7.5 for a replacement with this team:

        Martinez
        Stones, Cancelo, Rudiger
        Son, Bruno, Gundogan, Barnes, Grealish
        DCL, Kane

        Pope, Bamford, Dallas, Cresswell

        Worth a bench boost?

        1. joey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I wouldn't bench boost that I don't think.

          I'm stuck with Grealish, was all set to get Barnes in but now here's rumours he might be fit anyway for the Sheffield United game. I'd bench if I kept him anyway but if he is back that's useful as he's lilelt to have 3 games in 28 and 29 and I've got no FH so need to navigate with transfers best I can.

          If you're set on making a change then maybe Traore from Villa? Would it be for free?

          1. battlecat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Any transfer would be a -4. The Grealish injury has thrown a right spanner in the works. Thought I’d constructed a nice DGW side without hits but now I’ve a conundrum.

            I brought Pope in 3 weeks back from a non-playing 2nd keeper and it’s cost me big time with rotation. I think that’s leading me towards BB. Want to get some value from the guy.

      • Footieboot
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Konsa or Aina/Adaraboyio? Already own Martinez

          Kabak or Godfrey or Dier?

          1. Garam MOSALAH
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Why Godfrey and not Holgate ?

            1. Footieboot
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Godfrey feels more nailed. Can play every single position in the defense and he has been massive this season apparently.

          2. OneMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Have Watkins and Maddison on my bench, both of whom are injured or possible injured. Should i skip the BB this week ?

            1. Garam MOSALAH
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Change Maddy

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Just Maddison to Barnes

              1. OneMan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Have Barnes. And already -8 points this week.

            3. Taegugk Warrior
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Really, Where you get the news about their injured...?

              1. OneMan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Maddison is flagged as 50%

          3. Garam MOSALAH
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Who will you pick; BB -4

            A) Martinez + Dier
            B) Lloris + Konsa

            1. Garam MOSALAH
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Think B nailed but A will score more

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A imo

            3. Alli's Dele
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              B, don't risk starts (Dier) on BB

          4. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            No FH, but other chips available. Thinking of Antonio + Son ---> Kane + Barnes but am 0.6m short of this. Anywhere to find it?

            Pope
            Stones -- R.Dias -- Shaw
            Salah -- Bruno -- Gundogan -- Son
            DCL -- Bamford -- Antonio

            McCarthy -- Raphinha -- Coufal -- Holding [1FT + 1.6m ITB]

            1. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Potential ones:

              - Pope --> Pickford
              - McCarthy --> 3.9m
              - Shaw --> 4.4m
              - Other?

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Shaw to El Mohammady is an option

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Get someone cheaper than Barnes

            3. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Yes, it’s called forget about FOMO and just play Raphinha.

              1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I know, but it isn't easy! Would you just roll the FT then?

                1. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  If you aren’t bench boosting, yeah. By the way, in all the games Kane has hauled this season, Son has also hauled. I don’t get selling Son tbh.

                  1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Like you said, it is FOMO. If BB-ing, I would look to upgrade Holding / Coufal but without a FH I likely need them for BGW 29! It's tough!

            4. jonnybhoy
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Holding to Mitchell?

          5. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Maddy->Barnes (-4)?

            1. boroie
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Y

          6. TNB
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Best TC

              1. DCL
              2. KANE

              I also have Salah, Bruno and Gundo

              1. boroie
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                2... if for no other reason that the fact that he is on pens

              2. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                As good as DCL is, I’d always lean towards Kane. And indeed, I’m not on TC, but Kane will still be my captain this week, Bruno vice and happy just to own DCL

                1. TNB
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    This is exactly how I viewed it initially. Will stick to Kane TC!

              3. Rashers
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                On a Free Hit. Who misses out?

                A. KDB
                B. Salah
                C. Bruno
                D. Kane

                1. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Bruno

                2. boroie
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  A

                3. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  On a free hit Bruno misses out imo.

                4. tomasjj
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  a

                5. Alli's Dele
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  A

                6. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  A) as he was hardly ripping it up (goals wise) pre-injury was he?

                  Salah also questionable because of Pool form, but he’s still out scored KDB’s season total of goals in his last 5 games

                  1. Rashers
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Fair point. Looking to make up a bit of ground but might look at something else. Cheers

              4. Alisson WondHaaland
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Last decision:

                A) Coufal to Konsa -4 and play him over Bam
                B) Coufal to Aina -4 and play him over Bam
                C) Keep Coufal, Play Bam

                1. Garam MOSALAH
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  A or C but more C

                2. Bad Kompany
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  C

              5. Scotty84
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Is it worth Bamford(6.5) or Watkins(6.5) to dcl for a -4? If so who?

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Bamford if you don't need him for 29

                  1. Biggsy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Both play 29 so irrelevant in that respect. Although Bamford has better 29 fixture

                2. Viper
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I'm selling Bamford for him I think. Surely DCL outscores him by more than 4 up until gw29

                3. Scotty84
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Yeah its proving a tough decision, I will want Bamford back in 29 and will of course have lost the discount but I don't want to be without dcl so maybe time to say bye bye bam bam

              6. OptimusBlack
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Sorry for repost
                Pick one from each iam really want gamble
                1- Barnes or Pereira or Traoré
                2 - Watkins or Diagne or Maja

                1. Aubaaaaa
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Barnes
                  Watkins

                2. Rashers
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Barnes and Watkins

              7. AYLD28
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Martinez
                TAA Cancelo Dias
                Fernandes Gundog Barnes Raphina
                DCL Kane (TC)

                1m ITB

                Made 1FT Ings > Kane (TC)

                Is it worth -4 for

                Cresswell > Digne - (12 DGW and benching Raphina)

              8. Morthau
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Grealish out. Foden or gundo in?

                1. boroie
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Gun

                2. Bad Kompany
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Gun

                3. Rashers
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Gundo

              9. wokkie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Which -4 is better enabler to get Kane (TC)?

                Pope to 4m keeper (have Martinez)
                Son to Barnes

                1. Bad Kompany
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Pope to 4m imo

                2. Viper
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Pope - > 4.0m

                  No need for both if bench boost played already

              10. Bad Kompany
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Any ideas how long Maddison and grealish are going to be out for? Trying to decide if grealish to Barnes is worth a hit to play over a Leeds attacker

                1. joey
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Smith said Grealish could be back for their second game this week but every chance he's being deliberately misleading. Pretty sure he hates FPL now!

                  1. Bad Kompany
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Cheers! From what hes said before and from why I’ve heard from villa fans it sounds like he isn’t reliable

              11. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                A. Pope, Mee, Ings to Steer, Mitchell, Kane (TC) -8
                B. Sterling, Ings to Gundogan, Kane (TC) -4
                C. Ings to Watkins for free, Salah C

                1. Bad Kompany
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  A or B

              12. VaVaVoom14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Dallas to Digne for a -4?

                1. OleBall
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    I would

                  • Alli's Dele
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Only if FH 29

                  • Snevitz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    I wouldn't, Dallas is the second highest scori g defender in the game.

                2. Aubaaaaa
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Which pair?
                  A. Son Bamford
                  B. Traore Kane -4
                  C. Look man Kane -4

                3. FDMS All Starz
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Which option for this team?

                  A) Adams/Mee/Sterling —> Kane/Cancelo/Doucoure (-4)

                  Or

                  B) Bamford/Mee —> DCL/Mitchell (free)

                  Johnstone
                  Rudiger - Stones - Mee - Lowton
                  Sterling - Gundogan - Salah - Son - Bruno
                  Watkins
                  (McCarthy - Bamford - Adams - Alioski)

                  1. Scotty84
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Try fit in kane & dcl if you can

                4. PM
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Quick Poll

                  1. Werner, Bamford

                  2. DCL, Bamford

                  3. DCL, Richarlison (4 pt hit)

                  1. Bad Kompany
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    2

                  2. jonnybhoy
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    3

                5. OleBall
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    On BB:
                    A) Raphinha>6.0dgw mid -4
                    B) Dallas> 5.3dgw def -4
                    C) g2g

                    1. Taegugk Warrior
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      C

                  • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Can't decide that triple cap man. Son not in form obviously but Bruno plays CHE, so hard.

                    1. Bad Kompany
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Bruno IMO if deciding between the two. I’m going Kane(TC) though

                      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        And between Bruno and Gundo?

                    2. NateDogsCats
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        I don't think Chelsea defence is as watertight as most do, their fixtures since Tuchel came in have been very favourable so we'll see soon how good it really is in the next few games but I've gone with Bruno on it, his record with Pogba out of the team is crazily good and generally he's very consistent

                        1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          He really is. And you're right, Tuchel still has to prove his "impact"

                          1. NateDogsCats
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              I think more than anything Chelsea look better at the back because they like to have a lot of possession, much like they did under Sarri or City now under Pep, it is going to stifle a lot of teams because they can't get much of the ball and when they do they tend to waste it. But that's the type of game teams like MU and Spurs thrive in normally as they like to counter attack, I don't think they've faced anyone like that much recently. Not to say for sure they aren't good at the back but while I like Rudiger I do think he's suspect along with Alonso and no Thiago currently either this week.

                              1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Thx for the insight mate, really deep

                      • buttsy9
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Pope, Meslier
                        Cancelo, Stones, Lowton, Coufal, Dallas
                        Bruno, Salah, Sterling, Smith-Rowe, Soucek
                        DCL, Bamford, Antonio

                        Thinking Sterling/Antonio > Gundogan/Kane is best move?
                        Or is -4 for something else worth it? 1.8m ITB

                        Triple Captain Kane.

                      • Tross007
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Johnstone or Areola?

                        Have Aina

                      • wonkeydonkey
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        A) Play Raphinia (AVL)
                        B) Mee to Digne -4
                        C) Mee to Reguillon -4

                        B/C would give me a slightly better option in GWs27-29, but I could do the move for free then. BB IN GW30 then playing WC in 31.

                      • Viper
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Just to confirm, I accidentally posted a question regarding Alisson as a reply.

                        And then answered Cancelo to the actual question asked. Just incase anyone picked it up wrong.

                        1. Uncle Gamst
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Thanks 🙂

                      • JoeJitzu +42
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Would you bench boost this team this weekend? 12 x 2 and 3 x 1

                        Martínez
                        Shaw Cancelo Lowton
                        Sterling Gündogan Fernandes Son
                        DCL Kane (C) Watkins

                        Pope Raphinha Dallas Lewis

                      • boroie
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Which scores more points over the next 4 GWs?

                        A)
                        Pope (tot LEI, ARS, eve, —)
                        Bruno (che cry, mci, WHU, —)
                        Ings (eve, shu mci, BHA, —)

                        B) With a -8 hit
                        Ederson (WHU WOL, MUN SOU, ful, —)
                        Barnes (ARS bur, bha, SHU, —)
                        Kane (BUR ful, CRY, ars, avl)

                        1. jonnybhoy
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          B

                        2. JoeJitzu +42
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Think B might but so hard to lose Bruno

                        3. Bad Kompany
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          B

                        4. Maeki2
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          B, if you go -8 over 5gw it does not matter

                      • jonnybhoy
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Everytime I am set on Kane captain, I see this and think about Bruno...

                        https://twitter.com/Legomane_FPL/status/1364202030114500608?s=19

                        1. CC22
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Average return excluding the games where they played less than 0-20 minutes in one/both matches - Kane with 14.9 and Bruno 15.3

                          But Kane’s four “single digit returns” have all been against at least one “premium” opposition:
                          - Leicester & Liverpool
                          - Leicester & Wolves
                          - Man City & West Ham
                          - Man City & Chelsea

                          Against bottom half teams, Kane obliterates teams. It’s close between him & Bruno but ultimately the fixtures mean Kane is the best captain option for me.