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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. Lucas8406
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Play Bamford or Raphinha?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Raph

    2. Rekk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Bamford, he's on pens.

    3. Bounce
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Bamfhinha

      • shiraz
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Having the same dilemma, i am on bamford at the moment

        • Danny De Gea
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          LOL, I'm opening this site looking for exact answer.

        • Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Solved this issue by selling Bamford.

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            What a solution. Haha.

            I did consider -4 for Bamford > Vardy. It looks nice but I still doubt.

      • Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Pope (forster)
        Lowton stones dias target (dalas)
        Salah son gundo bruno (raphinha)
        Dcl bamford (ings)

        Which?

        A) ings pope -4 to kane pickford & BB or no
        B) ings pope forster -8 to vardy 2 gks with 9.8 & BB
        C) forster salah ings -8 to gk barnes kane & BB

        1. Rekk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Wouldnt do a -8, but not convinced by A) with Pickford as an option for a GK.

          Just looks like a transfer waiting to happen very soon.

          1. Nightf0x
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Under 4.9 gk

            1. Keep Calm and Play On
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              I was between Pickford and Areola myself, I just flipped a coin

      • b91jh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        0.0 itb, any good -4/-8 moves here?

        Martinez
        Cancelo Dias Dallas
        Salah Bruno Gundogan Barnes Raph
        Kane (TC) DCL (VC)

        Pope White Antonio Cresswell

        A) Raph to Lookman
        B) Dallas to Konsa
        C) Antonio to Diagne
        D) Dallas, Pope to Digne/Pereira, 3.9
        E) Save

        1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          E

        2. Rekk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Definitely wouldn't get rid of any of those players.

          1. b91jh
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Cheers. Start Dallas or Konsa then?

            1. b91jh
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              I mean White sorry.

        3. shiraz
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Personally like option c. Have consider diagne but in the end chose DCL.
            Worth a punt with west ham facing city

            1. shiraz
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Do a double take on your lineup, we have exactly same lineup

                1. b91jh
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Who would you start for gw28?

                  Dallas vs Chelsea
                  Cresswell vs United
                  White vs Soton

                  Not quite appealing and therefore I think of Dallas to Konsa so that I could easily nailed down the 3rd defender slot on 28, and to also get two extra fixtures.

                  1. shiraz
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      Same. I have coufal, but i am thinking of getting targett for mitchell next wk

            2. Rekk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Have both Maddison and Grealish, at the moment I'm currently starting both and leaving Raphinha on the bench.

              Logic: Grealish if he's fit for the second match, plays a defense stricken Sheffield United..
              Maddison, I think he could possibly come back for Arsenal and if he does, could play both games.. (Leicester needs him if they want to keep their run going) If he doesn't play vs Arsenal, then Burnley isn't exactly a great fixture to bank on instead of Raphinha who is in fine form.

              So I guess after talking it through to myself here, the question is do I start

              A) Raph
              or
              B) Maddison?

              If Grealish injury is bad enough and he misses both games then whoever I bench doesn't even matter. Which is why he's in the starting 11

            3. shiraz
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Who should i start?

                Backline 3: Cancelo Dias xx
                A. Dallas
                B. Mitchell
                C. Coufal

                Front 7(quite template)
                1. Bamford
                2. Raphinha

                Captain (will activate tc):
                X. Bruno
                Y. Gundogan
                Z. Kane/DCL

                Thanks

                1. b91jh
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  A2Z

                  1. shiraz
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      Thanks

                  2. Rekk
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    A, 1 and the last one doesn't make sense.. why put Kane and DCL in the same choice?

                    I think if your looking for someone to tell you a captain choice, may as well check the votes. Or read the hot topics. Or go with your gut, cause this week has plenty of good options

                    1. shiraz
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        Thanks. Definitely many good captain option. Thinking of bruno since he is consistent.

                  3. Sloane426
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Chances McCarthy keeps his place?

                  4. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Who is better? Konsa or Targett?

                    1. shiraz
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        Targett. Baps magnet

                    2. Bounce
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        Can FPL please remove the time stamp on the transfer history page? I look like a loser for making my transfers at 1:00am every week, especially on the midweek deadlines when I have work the next day. I wonder if my work colleagues have noticed.

                      • Bishopool
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        I need 180min nailed Spurs defender!

                        Who is it?

                        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Harry Kane

                      • Sanchit
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        Lot of comments on Blackbox strongly recommending Kane as captain?

                        1. Alisson WondHaaland
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Ultimately it is slightly biased since both Az and Mark are TCing Kane but it is very convincing. Theres a good argument for TCing quite a few players this week imo. Im personally going with Kane

                        2. Rolls-Royce
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Sensible pick.

                        3. Rekk
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Blackbox?

                      • SOTHPAW
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        G2G?
                        Pickford
                        Stones, Diaz, Shaw
                        Salah, Son, Bruno, Gundo
                        Kane(C), DCL(V), Watkins

                        1. shiraz
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Gtg

                        2. Jinswick
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Morning all!

                          Sat on -8 with the below and all chips and WC in tact - what would you do?

                          A) TC26, WC31, BB & FH tbc
                          B) WC26, FH29, BB & TC tbc

                          Pope
                          Cancelo, Stones, Targett
                          Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan
                          Kane, Watkins, Bamford

                          Forster, Raphina, Mitchell, Coufal
                          Bank 0.0m

                          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            A

                        3. Nightf0x
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Pope (forster)
                          Lowton stones dias target (dalas)
                          Salah son gundo bruno (raphinha)
                          Dcl bamford (ings)

                          Which? (Still got WC + 3 chips left)

                          A) ings pope -4 to kane 4.9 gk & BB or TC
                          B) ings pope forster -8 to vardy 2 gks with 9.8 & BB
                          C) forster salah ings -8 to gk barnes kane & BB

                        4. Alisson WondHaaland
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Best option?

                          A) Coufal to Konsa -4, play Konsa over Bamford
                          B) Coufal to Aina -4, play Aina over Bamford
                          C) Play Bamford

                          1. Alisson WondHaaland
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Either way I wont be losing a GW 29 player and with A I could potentially gain a DGW 28 player

                          2. Neo-Viper
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            C

                        5. Bishopool
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Need help!

                          Areola (Forster)
                          Digne Cancelo Targett (Mitchell, Chilwell)
                          Bruno Son Sterling Gundo Raph
                          Rich Watkins (Bamford)

                          a) Sterling and Bamford -> Kane and Barnes (-4pts)

                          b) BB.
                          On bench - Johnstone. Bamford. Mitchell. Dier. (-4pts)

                          c) FH. With Kane, KDB, Ederson, Salah..

                          1. Bishopool
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            d) do nothing?

                        6. Neo-Viper
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Play :

                          A) Bamford ( Villa Away)
                          B) Mee ( Spurs Away, Lei Home)

                          1. Messiah Hazard
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Bamford...

                        7. Messiah Hazard
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Just read on the rules that Players who have played a chip (including Bench Boost, Free Hit Triple Captain or Wildcard) will not be eligible to win a weekly prize for the Gameweek that such a chip has been used. How’s that fair 🙁

                          1. Holmes
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            many were using chips just to win the weekly prize

                            1. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Yeah, annoys me how many teams punted as highest weekly scorers have absolutely stupid TC choices and imbalanced line-ups. Clearly built for one week only.

                              1. Amey
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Yeah.
                                Worst thing about the game.

                          2. Party time
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Never knew about this. Yeah it’s bullsht

                        8. FPL ElasticO
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Is it too risky to go without Kane (already got Son)?

                          1. Messiah Hazard
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Not necessarily... depends if you have a balanced team without him... I am going without Salah but with Kane... So you have to compromise somewhere...

                        9. Franfe98
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Hi guys! Need some help here

                          A) Salah - Bruno - Sterling - Barnes - Raphinha
                          B) Salah - Bruno - Son - Gundogan - Raphinha
                          C) Salah - Bruno - Sterling - Gundogan - Raphinha

                          Thanks!

                        10. Disturbed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Will Kane play both the games in the dgw? Any chance of being rested in the second game?

                          1. Messiah Hazard
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Don’t think he will be rested... He has been their main striker for ever.

                          2. Rolls-Royce
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Yes. 0.1% chance.

                          3. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Only his glass ankles will prevent him completing 180 mins.

                        11. Rolls-Royce
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          How long does it take to fix the comment section sorting issue. So poor from FFS.

                          1. Holmes
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            not even sure about its use, why do you need that feature?

                            1. Rolls-Royce
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Sort the comments by stickies, rating so that I don't miss the important stuff. Saves a lot of time.

                        12. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Anyone worried that kane didn't played against wolfsburg ?

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Should be encouraging. He was rested in a tie that was already won.

                            1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Nice

                          2. el polako
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            They didn't play Wolsfburg at all.

                        13. McMurphy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Who should join Kane and DCL on WC?

                          A. Watkins
                          B. Diagne
                          C. Richarlison

                          Was planning on Watkins for the good fixtures and gw29 in mind but with Grealish out and the injury rumors I'm starting to waffle.

                          1. NATSTER
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            If I was on WC, I'm tempted to maximise Everton fixtures

                            C

                            1. McMurphy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Thanks Natster, it's definitely tempting. Much appreciated, good luck this week.

                        14. IRBOX ⚽
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Ended up deploying the Bench Boost, just don’t see a better opportunity. Wildcard in 30/31. GTG this week? Expecting big things from this squad

                          Martinez
                          Cancelo Stones Alonso
                          Salah Bruno Son Gundogan
                          Watkins DCL Bamford

                          Areola Barnes Digne Kilman

                          1. Party time
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Yeah

                            GL

                          2. Rolls-Royce
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            No Kane might cause some pain, but the rest of the squad should hold up.

                            1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              This

                            2. IRBOX ⚽
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Kane was easily accessible but really dampens the quality of BB. Both Burnley and Fulham are solid defensively so I don’t see all the fuss

                          3. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Looks okay. I decided against using my BB - got Alonso - expecting no CS and 2 Leeds with their one match. I'm saving for GW32 instead.

                            1. IRBOX ⚽
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              I see two clean sheets for Alonso actually and some attacking returns to go with

                              1. La Roja
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                I reckon Chilwell starts for Liverpool game

                                1. IRBOX ⚽
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 16 days ago

                                  Potentially but Alonso has started 8/9 now I think it is under Tuchel.

                        15. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Should I play Targett over Maguire ?

                          1. Rolls-Royce
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            No.

                        16. NATSTER
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Who to play ... Raphinha or Bamford or Dallas?

                          Raphinha .. in good form
                          Bamford .. smashed villa on their first meeting and also on pen
                          Dallas .. very attacking

                          1. La Roja
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Should start them all with all these reasons 🙂

                            Raph imo

                            1. NATSTER
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              BB was gone 🙂

                          2. McMurphy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Any of them are capable of a haul but I have Raphinha slightly ahead of Bamford currently and still don't trust Leeds to keep a clean sheet most weeks. I'd go with Raphinha.

                            1. NATSTER
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Thank you. Agree with their unlikely CS and cut Dallas first.

                              I now have Raphinha in starting XI. Just the penalty and first game batty that made me hesitated on Bamford.

                        17. La Roja
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Gonna settle with this WC team I think, few differentials here and there;

                          Martinez
                          Digne Ricardo Cancelo
                          Gundo Sterlo Bruno Barnes
                          Kane DCL Diagne

                          Sanchez Raphinha Dallas Veltman

                          5 players for GW29 so far, will increase it to 8-9 by then

                          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            No kdb ?
                            For me he will be first pick in wc

                            1. La Roja
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Tbh I’m torn between Sterlo and KDB

                              1. Amey
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Between them I'd pick KDB everyday

                              2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 16 days ago

                                Kdb because he will play 2 games and Sterlo might not

                          2. Amey
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            That's a wonderful team !

                            1. La Roja
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 16 days ago

                              Nailed on for 22 pointer then (or 44 since it’s dgw 😎 )

                          3. Rolls-Royce
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Would go for Salah instead of Sterlin on WC.

                        18. Gun gun
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Foden owners, do u think hes gonna start against westham?
                          Or bench him better?

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            You can only be confident of one start from any City player except Ederson. Comes with the territory.

                        19. Gun gun
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          Triple capt sterling or kane?

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            nah

                          2. Meinhoff
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Kane

                        20. HARLEY
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 16 days ago

                          ANY IDEA?

                          Martinez
                          Cancelo Dias Mee
                          Salah Bruno Son Gundo(C)Raphinha
                          DCL Watkins
                          (Steer Bamford Dallas Coufal)

                          2FT 3.0 itb

                          Planning to get Kane

                          1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 16 days ago

                            Why Gundo C?