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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. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Martinez
    Dias - Stones - Mee*
    Salah - Bruno - Rashford - Gundogan - Raphinha
    Kane (TC) - Bamford

    (Pope) (Dallas* - Antonio - Bednarek) - 0FT - 0.4 ITB - WC & TC left

    Bottomed :/ Pick one please:

    A) Play Mee
    B) Play Dallas
    C) Mee -> Shaw (-4) & Play Shaw

    Thanks!

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

      Oh no, now I'm top-ped. Lame post!

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

        I asked the same below haha! I'm on Mee right now with Kane as TC

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

          Nice, play Dallas!

    2. PP6
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      C

    3. roach04
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      C!

      I literally just moved out Mee for Targett - with Dallas as my other defender (City D is locked in.) ManU/Chelsea could be nil-nil and if Palace play like they did vs. Brighton, ManU could win 5-0 -- meaning two cleans for Shaw. I almost went with him but worried about GW29 and Shaw does have City next GW so when with safer but less exciting Targett.

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

        Fair enough, cheers! Targett also a great pick. Good luck!

  2. noone
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Play Mee/Dallas?

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dallas

    2. Peter Russo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dallas. Why are you hesitant over this?

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

        Cause Mee has two games and can always score on set pieces

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

      Mee.

  3. PP6
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    BB active 0 hits taken. GTG or any transfers worth doing?

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

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

      The showboating here is downright disgusting

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Very strong. Good luck!

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Absolutely no need to degrade others mate

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

      Bamford -> Watkins and it would be perfect :D. But great team!

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

        I'm selling Watkins and playing Bamford. Don't understand the Watkins love. Has no one watched Villa lately?

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      That's an incredible team!

  4. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Play one

    A. Areola
    B. Martinez (double up with Konsa)

    Scared of Martinez’ high ownership but Fulham have great CS potential...

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

      B, great fixtures

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

    Let's do a prediction for Kane. How many points this GW?

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

      11

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

        I say 25

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

          Let me guess, you are a Kane owner?

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

            Good luck anyway and hopefully him scoring only 1 goal the past month wont deter you

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

              Actually yes! Got him for the first time this season and am TC'ing him. Idk how it will go but thanks! Also, got him in for Bamford who I got in for the first time last week too haha

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

                As a non owner i was low balling him there with 11 points through fear

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

      20+

    3. Dwotle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      18

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      34 points
      Two hattricks + 3bps!

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

        Now we're talking haha

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

      10

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

      5 first game

      8 second

    7. The Artist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I want to say a high figure, but BUR and ful, on current form (not mention Spurs' form) is NOT promising.

  6. LLoris
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Start Johnston or Pope

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

      Pope

  7. LABILLETHEGOAT
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Would you do Son > Barnes (-4) to fund Antonio > kane? 40pts behind leader

    1. LABILLETHEGOAT
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      My other ST are DCL, bamford

    2. roach04
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yeah man. The combo of Barnes/Kane looks good for the next few GWs - not that Son/Antonio doesn't, but picking one Spur - it's Kane for me!

      1. LABILLETHEGOAT
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        cheers mate

  8. Edalock
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Would you BB this GW without a second GK with this bench Ings, Cresswell, Dallas.

    On a -4 hit already with 10 DGW starters

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

      No

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      nah

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

        Are you going Kane or no Kane? I cant bring him in unless i lose Digne or Cancelo for a -4,doesnt seem worth it then

    4. Edalock
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rest of my team
      Martinez 3.9
      Diaz Shaw Konsa (Cresswell Dallas)
      Salah Gundogan Bruno Son Barnes
      Bamford DCL (Ings)

      All chips intact. 3ITB.

  9. Joyce1998
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    G2G??
    1FT

    Ederson
    Rudiger, Digne, Shaw
    Gundo(C), Bruno, Sterling, Salah
    Ings, Bamford, Watkins

    Steer, Dallas, Burke, Dunne

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

      No DCL no Kane and Gundo C I really don't like

    2. Dwotle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Replace Ings with DCL or Kane. Otherwise solid but the bench gets ugly fast after Dallas...

  10. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Hey guys, which one would you start out of these?

    - Grealish (definitely not playing leeds for the first of the DGW but haven’t been completely ruled out for the second against shu)
    - Dallas (single GW against AVL)
    - Mitchell (have a DGW against FUL and MUN, however is he likely to start one or both?)

    Thank you

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

      Dallas

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

      Dallas

  11. Teahupo'o
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    If money no object, and not BBing, what would be your ideal front 7 this gw?

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Salah, Barnes, Son, Gundo, Bruno
      Kane, DCL

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

        Yeh agreed with this

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

      Salah, Fernandes, KDB, Son,
      Kane, DCL, Vardy

    3. Teahupo'o
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cheers

  12. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Good evening all. Thoughts on this lot which I got after one hit? Seriously still also considering wildcarding, bench boost also an option.

    Pope
    Dias, Cancelo, Shaw
    Fernandes, Gündogan, Salah, Barnes, Son
    DCL, Watkins

    subs: Meslier, Dallas, Targett, Bamford --- on -4, 0.3 ITB

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

      I would bench boost 3 Leeds. Wish I still had

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Cheers. Finding it uneasy without Kane.

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

      Good to go and good night.

  13. Corona is not good 4 U
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Is this team good to go and the right bench?

      Pope (Mc. Carthy)
      Dias, Stones, Digne (Mee) (Coufal)
      Fernandes, Salah, Gündogan, Barnes, Raphinha
      Kane (TC), Calvert-Lewin (Vydra)

      Thank you!

    • Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      WC, Any issues with...

      Martinez, Johnstone
      Digne, Stones, Cancelo, el mohady, vestegaard
      Bruno, Barnes, gundo, mane, ward prowse
      Kane, DCL, Watkins

      Bench soton for this week.

      Gw27 -> enough in the bank for DCL Ings and BB

      FH 29 and TC whenever Spurs have their remaining double

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

        Not Elmo. I reckon Leeds players could outscore a lot of DGWs

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

          Cash is issue with him, only have 4.3 if I want to do DCL to ings (which I do, even with their disgusting form) - only needs to play 27

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

            When I say cash, poor choice of words!

            Money, not Matty cash!

    • RubeRx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Catching those defender hauls is one of the toughest parts of this game, so who will it be this DGW?

      I'm a couple of beers away from getting Pereira in for a hit

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

        I think digne is a strong possibility with those fixtures

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Looks pretty likely that Digne gets two clean sheets, so that's 12 points right there before bonus and attacking returns

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

          Everton can’t be trusted defensively

        2. RubeRx
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Allan coming back can only help them defensively

      3. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I just did that myself

    • Jon Snow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Should have made my transfers earlier in the week, now priced out of my Grealish + Vardy >>> Kane + Barnes move.

      Alas, it must be a sign from the old gods!
      Grealish >> Barnes, watch the Spurs games from behind the sofa and place my hope in Leicester.

    • Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Why does it feel so intrepid to triple captain Salah this DGW?

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

        Kane and DCL look better options?

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Toughest captain choice so far! The painful thing is Kane,
      Bruno, Gundo and even Salah, DCL could have EO above 100% with the triple captain chips in play

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Martinez
      Dias / Pereira / Digne
      Bruno / Barnes / Gundo / KDB
      DCL / Kane / Vardy

      3.9 / Lookman / Rudiger / White

      Any feedback on this 'final' WC draft?

      1. Fer Fuch's Ake
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        The template WC never looked so good

    • Joyce1998
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Bench one

      A- Dallas
      B- Rudiger
      C- Ings

    • blauriecon
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Best TC option
      Among:
      A. Gundogan
      B. Bruno
      C. Salah
      D. DCL
      E. Son

    • Tatty Bojangles
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      (TC) Kane (BUR, ful)

      Or

      (BB) Areola (cry, TOT), Bamford (AVL) Raphinha (AVL), White (wba)

      1. OleBall
          1 month, 21 days ago

          BB

      2. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Late night tinkerers/global FPL nerds...

        A) Mee & Raphinha -> Aina & Barnes (10DGW players)

        B) Mee -> Shaw/Digne (9DGW & start Raphinha)

        I want Raph back in 29 but am reasonably set for that GW so should still get 10 that week comfortably.

        Thanks!

        1. Kim Jong Kün
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          This could be more clear. Ok so Mee is out in both so ignore him. You’re saying
          A. Aina and Barnes
          B. Shaw/Digne and Raphinha?

          1. Johan Queef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yes I suppose you're right! I think I was just labelling the transfers but your comparison is correct!

            1. Kim Jong Kün
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Then I think that’s basically even. Sorry not to help but I think Digne and Barnes both do well (I go Digne over Shaw for fixtures Southampton and WBA v Palace and Chelsea seems a pretty easy choice).

              1. Johan Queef
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Thanks. I think it's a bit of a coin toss hence why I turned to here, so I'm not surprised you're not certain either way.

                I could actually get Watkins/Maja in for Antonio instead of the Raphinha to Barnes (and get Digne).

                Sorry, I could go on all day...wish me luck!

      3. PP6
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        who scores more:
        Does Watkins fixtures not look dreamy to anyone else?

        A - Bamford (AVL)
        B - Watkins (lee, shu) with a -4 hit?

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

          I'm selling Watkins. We aren't playing great. Leeds probably thump us again

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

          Yeh I was going to drop / transfer out and those fixtures stopped me too think they look great even with a struggling attack

        3. Kim Jong Kün
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Watkins is a trap.

      4. SiSenor
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        (A) Son + Rashford
        Or
        (B) Salah + Barnes

      5. G00LI0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        KDB being overlooked by many this week!

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

          Can't have Salah Bruno Kane and KDB

          1. Teahupo'o
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Can afford it here but poor bench and no Son.

            Martinez
            Digne Stones Konsa
            KDB Gundo Salah Bruno Barnes
            Kane DCL

          2. G00LI0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Indeed. But why Salah over KDB? I could have either but going with a hungry KDB

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Because everyone already have 3 Man City players

          1. G00LI0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            There will be rotation.

      6. Marcon
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        What would you do with this bench?

        Pope Raphina Dallas Mitchell

        A) BB
        B) TC Kane

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Change Mitchell if possible and play BB

      7. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Play ?

        A Watkins (lee shu)
        B Lookman (cpl TOT)

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Piling on top of that:

          A. Watkins
          B. Lookman
          C. Bam-Bam

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

        When do prices change, guys?

        1. DV8R
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Happened 1 hour 13 minutes ago

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

            Ta

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Already changed. Next price change in around 23hrs

      9. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Play two:

        1. Shaw
        2. Lookman
        3. Bamford
        4. Watkins

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

          1 & 4