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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. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Pereira or digne?

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Digne only because I’m unsure if Ricardo can play two games in quick succession

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Digne, fixtures and assurance of minutes and a possible dgw 28

  2. ScoutHelp
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes or No for Mee to Dier for -4?

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I would, even if it doesn’t pay off this week it should in 29

        1. ScoutHelp
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Great fixtures. I just hope he's locked.

      2. davies
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Anything worth a hit?

        (BB active / 0.2 ITB)

        Martinez Areola
        Cancelo Stones Dallas Targett Amartey
        Salah Bruno Son Gundogan Raphinha
        Kane Bamford Watkins

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Changing SGW players to DGW I think would be worth a hit

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            This

        2. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Nope looks good

      3. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Who'll be the highest scoring player this GW ?
        Is it Agueroooooooooooooooo time ? 😀

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Digne

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Dunk

        3. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Bogle

        4. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Vardy

      4. Bishopool
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        PLEASE 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..

        d) DO NOTHING

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          D gtg

        2. Dwotle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Liking the Richarlison pick in a sea of DCLs... a) might tempt me.

      5. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Good to go ?
        Martinez
        Digne, Reguilon, Stones
        KDB, Son, Bruno, Gundogan
        Kane, Watkins, DCL
        Meslier, S-R, Lascelles, Struijk

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Gtg

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            thanks

      6. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Biggest DGW and RMT says my bench will outscore any of my outfield players...BB locked in!

        1. Bishopool
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Who's on it?

          1. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Pickford Dallas Raphina Coufal

            Need a Pickford CS and a goal from the Leeds boys and that would be great

      7. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Anything worth a hit here gents? Would like another DGW player instead of Raph.

        Martinez
        Digne Cancelo Stones
        Bruno Gundo Son Barnes Raphinia
        Kane DCL

        Pope Dallas Antonio Holding.

        3.0m inb

        A) Holding-> Ricardo/Keane (-4)
        B) Raphina-> Periera/Lookman/? (-4)
        C) Play Raph.

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Lookman

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Only issue is Fulham don't score a lot.

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              A

              1. Rolls-Royce
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Sod it, just gonna play Raph. 😉

        2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A all day

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Interesting.

      8. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Is 'sort by rating' working for anyone?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Haven't been working for a fortnight.

      9. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Johnstone
        Cancelo, Targett, AWB
        Penandes, Salah, KDB, Gundo, Perriera
        Watkins, DCL

        Areola, BamBam, Dallas, Cressy

        GTG?

        And who would you TC?

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Kdb

          1. MoSalad
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Arguable TC KDB could be better in GW27 as he will be fully match sharp

        2. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          BB left?

          1. MoSalad
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            No failed on that miserably in GW19!

            1. Keep Calm and Play On
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yeah I’d agree with above either save it or go big on DCL

              1. MoSalad
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I wouldn’t mind a punt on Perriera for this GW, but feel like TC should go on a Premium player Penandes is in the best form. DCL is probably the most rested option.

      10. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Why is everyone so certain of Kane? Playing against a resilient Burnley who are on a run of clean sheets and managed to shut out Liverpool at Anfield, and then Fulham who have the second best defence in the league behind City since they sorted their defensive roster. I don’t see many goals for Spurs and would place DCL as a far superior option.

        Better fixtures and a better expected goal involvement

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I’ve got no Spurs either or Leicester for similar reasons, I don’t think the fixtures as good for them and players will do the business like people expect.

          Diagne could easily outscore Kane this DGW IMO

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          have to use TC on someone, waste of time and energy to overthink on it

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            This

        3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Kane will just punish those teams. It's PL...

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Terrible counter argument

        4. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I remember a struggling Kane scored 16 points vs an in-form Burnley last season. This season, Kane is on another level. No brainer for me.

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            This

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Four of your last ten comments have been ‘this’.. you do realise there is an ability to upvote?

          2. IRBOX ⚽
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Was two seasons ago actually away at Turf Moor, the famous hat-trick immediately after Jay Eggersdorf removed him as part of a -12. I captained him that gameweek and the following week when he scored a hat-trick against Southampton. They aren’t a goal scoring team under Mourinho sadly

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              You should recheck. It was last season, 5-0 Spurs, Kane got 16 points, and it was under Mourinho.

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Fair. We are talking about two separate occasions

        5. Dwotle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I might be wrong, but aren’t Burnley’s underlying defensive numbers fairly pedestrian this season? Second half vs. WBA wasn’t that reassuring either...

        6. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Many ways to look at the kane fixtures.
          1) burnley really struggled against 10 men West Brom last day.
          2) Fulham needs points, spurs defence is weak, they might go to get all 3.
          3) both teams are in the relegation battle, I think an early goal might make it an open game, suiting spurs
          4) bale looks good and spurs can't defend at all, spurs might play all out attacking football which Liverpool have been struggling off late and so that's not a like for like comparison

        7. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          What is your worry ? that Spurs will sit back against Burnley & Fulham ?

          Probably the best forward in the game, on penalties, as nailed as you can get, great fixtures until the end of the season and plays in 29.

          I would rather have him than not and don’t really see an argument against him ?

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            He’s a good option no doubt, I just think DCL is better and allows the additional funds to make the most of a bench boost

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              think I would be looking for funds elsewhere.

              Bruno, Kane, Gundogan & DCL are first names of any WC draft I would be pulling together

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Not wasting the wildcard yet

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  not suggesting you WC, just pointing out my priority of typical ‘must have’ players this week

                  Your choice really if you want Kane or not, he can’t hurt you too much with just 30% ownership unless it’s a Son & Kane combo weekend 😉

        8. Sedemuda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Good point. I'm TCing & I think it's nostalgia more than anything. Although I have a feeling he's going to hit for form after a nice rest & injury-free. Looked so sharp against West Ham. That's all I'm going on. Salah/Fernandes Chelsea fixture puts me off them & don't have DCL.

        9. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          And as far as DCL goes. No doubt he is a great option but
          1) he doesn't have a lot of double digits in him. Game week 2 against West Brom was with 10 men. Apart from that he only has the 2
          2) he is coming back from an injury and there is a possibility of him getting reduced minutes
          3) Everton are harder to predict than spurs, against Newcastle they had Jrod, digne and richalison, yet they blanked.
          4) a goal from DCL doesn't mean bonus, while for kane it does more often than not, so even if both get a goal a piece per game, kane might outscore DCL be a few points
          5) when it's close, I rather have captained a player with 150% EO than the 50% EO, ensures I gain from both rather than get annihilated if the 150 EO goes crazy(just the way I play)

      11. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Quite fancy Keane over Digne, even though I own the latter. Keane's goal threat should not be overlooked already has 3G &1A and facing two sides who concede a lot of chances for setpieces, especially Westbrom.

      12. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Anybody starting rudiger?

      13. Caesar caesar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Best 5.6 defender as a one week punt ? On BB.
        thanks in advance

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Stones/ Targett

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Reguilon

      14. Dasher0303
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Dias or Digne if I have stones

        1. Caesar caesar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Sorry forgot to mention already have two City

        2. DycheDycheBaby
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          You must have triple City, so Dias.

          1. Caesar caesar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Sorry again. Don’t post often so a bit confused . Have 3 City, with 2 defenders

      15. Marcon
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        What would you do with this bench?

        Pope Dallas Raphina Mitchell

        A) BB
        B) TC Kane

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          RMT would say that bench score is higher...I went BB

          1. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            The way I looked at it was that I probably won’t have a bench this strong after my WC and this is the biggest DGW of the season so most opportunity to score points.

      16. FFFoxy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Bruno > Son?
        With fixtures and GW29 fixture makes sense no?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          no, but having both is better

        2. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I wouldn’t do it this week, I’d back Bruno vs CP over son in both games

      17. McMurphy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Does anyone know if Veltman is nailed and if Lamptey's return would affect his minutes? Looking for fodder with a match in gw29 and Veltman is 4.3 and has 9 BPs this season (1 less than Dunk).

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Apparently Veltman will shift to other wing with Burn dropping to bench, who knows...

          1. McMurphy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Thank you Holmes, much appreciated. Good luck this week.

      18. Dog and Fox
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Martinez
        Digne - Pereira - Cancelo
        KDB - Gundo - Fernandes - Barnes
        DCL - (C) Kane - Watkins

        Konsa - Raphina - Coufal

        Gtg? Bench right?

        Thanks

      19. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Here we go again guys

        Need help.

        Already did Martin to areola

        A) Antonio son to kaneC barnes -4 and bb
        B) Antonio Salah to kaneC barnes -4 and bb

        No fh.TIA

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A

      20. C_G
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        havent been on here much, are most TCing? And if so, who?

        I have:

        Kane
        Bruno
        Son
        Salah
        Gundo
        Watkins

        Please help!

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Most TC I would say Kane DCL Bruno KDB Salah in that order

      21. Bishopool
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        PLEASE say 180min nailed DGW Spurs defender

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Harry Kane if bale doesn't play.

        2. ScoutHelp
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I'm probably transferring in Dier. But not sure if he's locked either

            1. Keep Calm and Play On
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Mourinho loves him, he will be

        3. Franfe98
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Hi guys!

          Buy Son or DCL? (Already have Kane)

          Thanks!

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Dcl

          2. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            DCL

        4. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thoughts on this WC draft?

          Considering Watkins + Struijk > Brewster + Ricardo

          Martinez
          Digne Dias Cancelo
          Salah Bruno Barnes Gundo
          Kane DCL Watkins*
          3.9 Raphinha Rudiger Struijk

        5. john25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Repost.

          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. Jamb0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I think Dallas but would probably just take out Grealish... even for a hit

        6. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Reguilion for a punt?

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            sure

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Can see him overlapping and linking well with Son, Kane & (maybe) Bale

            Gets rested when Spurs play the top teams because he is more of a winger than a defender

        7. SomeoneKnows
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A) Play Grealish (Bamford 1st Sub)
          B) Play Bamford (Grealish 1st Sub)
          C) Grealish > Barnes (-4 hit)

          1. ScoutHelp
              1 month, 20 days ago

              C

            • Keep Calm and Play On
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              C grealish is pretty much ruled out it seems

            • Tambling5
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              C. On form should score about 14 points versus possible 0 points from Grealish if unfit for second game, so -4 not a problem. Only other consideration is number of players for GW 29!

          2. StormYouDown
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Who to TC? I’m struggling to decide....
            A. Fernandez or
            B. Kane??

            1. Keep Calm and Play On
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Of those Kane

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Kane

            3. IRBOX ⚽
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Bruno

          3. LIARS POKER
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Justin to Dier for a -4?

            Would give me an extra player in 29, but could also just play Lowton this week although fixtures don't scream clean sheets

            1. Jamb0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I think that's worth it... not tempted by Shaw rather?

          4. Jamb0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Who scores more in the next 2 gameweeks...
            A) Foden (WHU, WOL, MUN, SOU)
            B) Barnes (ARS, bur, bha)