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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. Talkaboutluck
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    WC time. With BB Gw30 in mind. TC and BB left.

    Any last min moves?

    Martinez
    Digne Pereira Joao Targett
    Bruno KDB Gundo Barnes
    Kane DCL(c)

    McCarthy Maja Raphina Dallas

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Looks G2G mate

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Not bad! What's your plan for BGW29?

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Martinez*
    Stones* - Digne* - Mee*
    Salah* - Bruno* - Gundogan* - Foden*
    Kane* - DCL* - Bamford

    McCarthy - Raphine - Dallas - Cresswell

    0.6m

    1. Anything worth another hit? Already on -4pts
    2. TC (Kane or Bruno) or BB
    3. Selection & bench order correct?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      0.6m ITB

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      1.If you are using FH in 29, then you can probably think about Bamford to Watkins for a hit.
      I'd personally start Dallas over Mee.

      2. Toss a coin. Gut says Kane.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers - no FH or WC remaining, only BB & TC, hence keen to keep Leeds players & Cresswell for BGW29

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Is Mee a doubt or did i miss read something on him early?

      Team looks good to me other than Mee if he is injured?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Ah cheers, didn't see/read that on Mee. Not flagged

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          maybe misread it then lad, G2G 🙂

  3. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pretty sure I am G2G?

    Martinez
    Sones, Shaw, Konsa
    Salah, Son, Barnes, Bruno, Gundo
    Kane, DCL

    Sanchez, Bamford, Dunk, Struijk

    0ITB, 0FT's

    Any changes needed and bench correct order?

    Cheers

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      That midfield is perfect, rest of the team looks strong. All set.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks Jaf - GL this GW mate

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Likewise GL Dom...

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Like it mate, wouldn't change a thing, in a similar position as I have Bamford and Brighton defender who have a good fixture so was tossing up who to put first on bench but have also gone Bamford first

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers Thomas - yep Bamford on my bench is a worry but what can you do when you have 7 attacking DGW players already lol. GL mate

    3. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bamford on the bench for a game he Hattricked earlier?

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Cant play them all Camino - wish we had that all out attack chip still lol

  4. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Which player will have the highest EO this week? All of these would be close to 100 I guess, with TC's in play..

    Kane
    Gundo
    Salah
    Bruno
    DCL

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      King Kane

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Overall ownership still not as high as Bruno

        30% vs 60% for Bruno

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bruno will be runaway EO leader, I suspect. One of the reasons I might TC him

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bruno or Kane i would guess

  5. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Hi all, who scores more up until week 29?
    A) Schmeichel (ARS, bur, bri, SHU)
    B Martinez (lee, shu, WOL, new)
    Games in caps are home games and already have Targett so Martinez would be a double up most weeks... Thanks!

  6. OleBall
      2 months, 17 days ago

      --BB team--

      Martinez
      Dias Stones Shaw Targett
      Barnes Salah Bruno Gundo
      Watkins Kane(c)

      Areola Bamford Raphinha Dallas

      0ft 0.6itb

      A) Dallas>Dier -4
      B) G2g

      Really not keen on Leeds triple up for BB

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Save bench boost?

        1. OleBall
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I just WC'd but Maddison injury butchered my plans, feel like i have to BB

            1. Thomas Magnum
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              ahh gotcha, I mean I personally wouldn't BB just for the sake of it especially if you aren't keen on a Leeds triple up but ultimately you're in a tough spot as leeds won't really get good fixtures after next week and i guess you want to keep your leeds lads for the bgw so you may have to just use it this week as my other suggestion would be leave it for next week but Areola has Liverpool so no point waiting for that

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          G2G but i would save BB chip

      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        What if I told you that Salah would only play 90 minutes this week?

        What if I told you that Fulham is going to curb stomp Tottenham this week?

        What if I told you that Leeds is going to Light Up the Villans like a Christmas tree

        What if I told you Cancelo is going to be Epic and Legendary this week?

        What if I told you that I just drank 4 vodka seltzers?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I would ask what seltzer was it... white claw?

          1. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            High Noon

            1. Thomas Magnum
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              A man of culture I see, will look forward to hearing who you'll end up captaining

        2. grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I'd say have another and tell me more.

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            😀

        3. sozopol
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Doubtful

          Curb stomp? Nah. Beat? Probably.

          Light up? Nah. Beat? Probably.

          Epic? Nah. Legendary? YES

          It's Friday night! I'm only on my second Resin by Six Point, but it is early still in NYC

      3. jamesjoseph2770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Mee Or Bamford?

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Bamford should play, Com’on

        2. Drogba Legend
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I’d go Mee. Might get a CS or a goal

        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Bam

        4. Bonus magnet
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          You

      4. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I have WC, TC and BB left. Is there a better GW to use TC this year you reckon? Otherwise I’m TC on Gundo or DCL..

      5. ooooo
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Captain
        A) Kane
        B) DCL

        1. sozopol
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          B

      6. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Had exact money to do Raphinia > Gundogan and now I've forgotten to do it last night and the price rise means I'm 0.1 off. What to do here?
        0.7ITB 1FT
        Martinez (Fabri)
        TAA Cancelo Shaw (Rudiger Dunne)
        Salah Bruno Barnes Raphinia (Burke)
        Kane(c) Ings Bamford

        Raphinia, Ings > Gundogan, DCL? -4 Even tho Ings has a double next week
        Any other ideas?

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          What about TAA, Rapinhia > Dias, Gundogan? -4 exact funds

          1. sozopol
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            oh this is a good idea too

            1. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Thanks for the replies, think I'm leaning towards this plan with Henderson injured

              1. Tempestic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Its actually TAA, Burke > Dias, Gundo -4 exact funds. Even better? Strengthen my bench a bit as well

                1. sozopol
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  even better. normally I avoid hits but in this case, yes

        2. sozopol
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Almost want to say Barnes --> Gundo. Barnes has been hot but without Maddison it may be different, and Gundo still amazing value. Or, stay pat, you still have a good team

      7. Neo-Viper
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Mee to Digne for a hit and play him instead of Awb in the 11??

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Nope, play AWB - 17% ownership

      8. zizoo10
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Am I right in thinking getting rid of Leeds players for -4 is actually a -8? Since I’d have to take a hit to bring them back in 29? Scared to do Bamford > DCL -4 (-8??)

      9. bigdip
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        RMT (0ft, 0mn itb). All DGW except Bamford.
        Pope* (Mcarthy)
        Stones* Rudiger* Cancelo* (DALLAS, Lewis)
        Salah* Fernandes* Gundo* Son* (Soucek)
        BAMFORD DCL* Richarlison*
        1. Who to captain?
        2. Start Bamford or Dallas

        1. Steiger
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Bruno
          Bam

      10. Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Is pickford injured...?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Don't believe so, where did these rumors come from?

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Someone said Uncle Carlo said he will rotate keepers for rest of season-- take that for what its worth...

      11. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I am deciding whether to stick with this team or take a -8 and play BB. Already done Ings & Grealish => DCL & Barnes for free.

        Martinez
        Stones – Cancelo – Digne - Rudiger
        Salah – (B)runo – Gundo – Barnes – Son
        DCL

        Button – Bamford – Coufal - Brewster

        A. Brewster & Button => Watkins & Areola (-8)
        B. Son & Brewster => Kane & 5.8 mid (-8)
        C. Brewster, Coufal & Button => Watkins, Elmo & Areola (-12)
        D. Stick and forget BB this week

        Have all chips left.

      12. Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A) Raph

        or

        B) Digne (-4)

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          B

        2. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          A

      13. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Considering the guy who started the Watkins rumours posted a picture captaining Watkins now I assume it’s a troll. Scummy thing to do if so.

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          What rumours?

      14. gart888
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Is Mee to Dier a crazy move for a -4 hit? Gives me better fixtures this week for my 11th DGW player, and gives me an extra player in BGW29

        Martinez
        Robertson Stones Dias Mee
        Salah Bruno Gundo Barnes
        Kane Watkins

        Johnstone Raphinha Bamford Dallas

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Prefer Aina

          1. gart888
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yeah I'm looking at him too. Why do you prefer him? (Aside from cost). Think that's worth the -4?

      15. Richarlidad
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Made all my transfers earlier but itching to do Sterling > KDB with my 0.2 extra ITB. Not worth a hit right?

        1. sozopol
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          No

        2. Ronny Sandstone
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Looking to do that move but for the next week instead, dress rehearsal this week, dunno if I'd do a -4 though tbh

      16. Amans94
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Might have been a common benching headache so apologies if already answered:

          Bench one:

          A) Bamford
          B) Raphinha

          1. sozopol
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Whichever one you bench will definitely score more points

        • Wakanda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          -12 to get Kane and Calvert in

          Would you activate WC or take the -12 ?

          If I dont activate the WC, I will TC Kane or Calvert this GW

        • Ronny Sandstone
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Lowton (tot/lei) OR Holding (lei)

          Who yo start? looks bleak for both I know.

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Probably Lowton and just hope they don't concede more than 3 goals a game and wish for a fluke goal or assist

          2. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Lowton

            1. Ronny Sandstone
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Yes, can go through the torment of two games with Lowton I guess, I'll go with him.

              Thanks

          3. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Lowton

        • humar816
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Thoughts on this WC team? Will BB next week and then move players out to hopefully have 8 playing in GW29 before moving towards final team

            Martinez (Areola)
            Dias Pereira Elmo (Coufal, White)
            Salah Bruno Barnes Gundo (Saka)
            Bamford DCL Kane

          • storr84
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            A - Kane
            B - Son

            I can only get one in

            1. Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Kane

            2. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              A

            3. AK_FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Kane

          • Alcapaul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Already took a -4 to do Grealish and Bamford out for Kane and Barnes. Would you take another -4 to do Dallas to Reguilon?

            1. sozopol
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              heck no

          • janowsc
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Team’s locked in, not going Kane (c) due to rank limbo, need a differential. Hope everyone breaks the ton and some, good luck!

          • Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Thoughts on this FH Team??

            Ederson
            Digne Dias Pereira Reguilon AMN
            Salah Son
            Kane Vardy DCL

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Nope

              1. Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                What would you improve?

            2. Dwotle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Why not bet on a City mid?

          • Akshatjazz
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Who to play in this DGW 26 ?

            a) bamford
            b) raphina

          • The Artist
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Trailing in ML and have done -12 to end up with this lot for a BB this week:
            Martinez/Areola
            Ward/Keane/Stones/Dallas/Coufal
            Salah/Son/Bruno/Gündogan/Pereira
            DCL/Kane/Bamford

            Transfers were:
            Wilson>DCL
            Justin>Keane
            Forster>Areola
            Maddison>Pereira

            So I was on a -4 no matter what.

            Still have WC and TC chips. Starting to have second thoughts about the -12, but using WC would mean losing the BB for this GW. I feel like I need the BB to make up some ground/not lose ground and relatively sure 7 teams above me will all be playing BB.

            Any advice much appreciated!