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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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4,459 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Any TC options besides Kane?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Andy Carroll seems popular

      1. Art Vandelay
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I triple c’ed Andy with an OR of c. 80 a few seasons ago. Didn’t end well 😆

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I think we all did 😀

          1. Art Vandelay
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            My mission to finish “on the first page” failed miserably and I ended up outside the top 200. Such a poor season...

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Son, Salah, Bruno, DCL, Gundo there’s a few imo

  2. NoName
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    On wc. Have Cancelo. Best option?

    A) Pereira
    B) Stones

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Is Dias out of budget? If so B and spend the saved funds elsewhere on WC and just hope you don’t miss any clean sheets with rotation but A great option nonetheless

      1. NoName
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks. Not entirely but would make my bench poorer.

  3. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Play ?

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

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A

    3. Olaf Sabres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Watkins scores in spurts but is always there or there abouts

    4. wanVwan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A

  4. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Really need advice guys. Who would you rather have 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!

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Very close, probably Kasper

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

    3. wanVwan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

    4. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks all, am leaning B but just wondering if I’d have jumped on the bandwagon too late...

  5. zizoo10
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 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??)?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      It's not a minus 8 this week.

      Depends how you want to account for it.

      1. zizoo10
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        But the season doesn’t end after this gw, it is a 100% additional -4 down the line, so a -8. I don’t even know why i asked, I firmly believe in this logic

      2. Art Vandelay
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Nonsense.

        1. Art Vandelay
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          *sorry slightly OTT response 😆

          ..but it is nonsense.

    2. Art Vandelay
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yes, that is the correct way to look at it if you don’t have/aren’t planning to use you FH in 29.

      1. zizoo10
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yes I don’t unfortunately, otherwise I would have done Bamford > Dcl -4. But will not as it’s Bamford + 8 pts vs DCL

        1. Art Vandelay
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          The only wrinkle is that Bamford could get injured but I don’t think you can build that in to your assumptions.

          I have FH but still think I will keep Bamford as feel there may be better FH weeks..

    3. Sulley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 days ago

      It’s a risk but a calculated risk if you think he can have a higher net total between now and 29 (including the -8). He may have 2 more games

  6. Muzzy
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    A) Martinez - lee/shu, WOL, new, TOT
    B) Lloris - BUR, ful, CRY, ars, avl

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A

  7. Brunsvigeren
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Okay, WC active, 0.5 itb, rank 130k, maybe Raphina to Barnes, and then a 4.9 defender instead of Pereira? Any suggestions

    Martinez

    Digne, Cancelo, Pereira
    B.Silva, Gundo, Salah (C), Bruno, Raphina
    Kane, DCL

    Sanchez, Struijk, White, Brewster

    1. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You think Pereira starts both?
      Watkins instead of B.Silva?

      1. Brunsvigeren
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yea, not sure on that b. silva pick, but I kinda like it... hmm

        1. Brunsvigeren
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Pereira & B.Silva to Ruben Diaz and Barnes maybe?

          1. Brunsvigeren
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Or just Pereira to someone else, I have 6.4 for a defender, but who then?

  8. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team to attack the DGW? No FH left so DGW29 in mind. I'm 120 pts behind ML leader so need a big haul!

    Martinez
    Cancelo---Targett---Pereira---Digne
    KDB---Gundo---Bruno---Barnes
    Kane---DCL
    Areola, Bamford, Raph, Struijk

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      *BGW29 lol

  9. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I’m down to 180 points behind my mini league leader... Is it an option to TC Salah any good, we think?
    I mean, Liverpool are awful right now, but Salah just keep scoring...

    1. Inter Me Gran
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      On pens and always has the potential to haul. Still a bit of a punt the way Liverpool are performing tho

  10. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is it safe to activate the TC yet?
    I just know we're going to get some horrible news the moment I press it. LOL

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You can deactivate this one i think.

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Let's find out.

      Oh and you can always cancel it, same as BB

  11. wanVwan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    A) Sterling to Son?

    Or

    B) Sterling to Barnes
    Bamford to Kane -4?

    Or

    C) Is it crazy to be even thinking about getting rid of sterling?

  12. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Spurs 1 Burnley 0
    Spurs 1 Fulham 1

    Quite possibly the most out of from team to TC in a dgw?

    1. wanVwan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yup....its the fear factor!

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        And yet here i am looking to bring Kane in.

        Really i should be selling Son. But he did get 3 assists at Everton in the cup.

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Spurs 0-1 Fulham

    3. Art Vandelay
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Bale could make a huge difference to Spurs/Kane, as will the return of Reguillon. There is definitely a bit of lo “nostalgia” in there but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a goal per game plus gravy.

  13. Olaf Sabres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Vardy or Kane. I can't decide between them.

  14. doccsp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Hi guys
    Would really appreciate your thoughts on whether you’d triple captain Kane or Bench boost this. Thanks!

    Martinez
    Stones Dias Aina
    Fernandes Gund Son Raphina Salah
    Kane DCL

    Pickford Bamford Dallas Holding

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      TC DCL

      1. doccsp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks

  15. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    All done on WC
    Areola (Sanchez)
    Digne Stones Konsa (Dallas Lascelles)
    Kdb Gundogan Son Bruno (Raphina)
    Kane(C) DCL Watkins
    0.0 in the bank

    1. Got a good 11 for this DGW..
    2. Got 2 Everton and villa incase there's a double in GW28.
    3. Got 8 in for GW29 already (planning to add Antonio, Grealish and Reguilon by then)
    4. Got 2 keepers in and a full bench so I can Bench Boost whenever the opportunity arises(though Lascelles doesn't really fill me with confidence.. nice fixtures and at 4.2 seems worth the punt)

    Now to sit back and watch it all get torn apart. Only weighing Raphina + Lascelles for Dawson + Lookman but Il leave that decision for last minute

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Best keeper in the game: Martinez
      Best Defender in the game: Cancelo
      Best Mid in the game: Salah

      You are missing all three!

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        This. I wouldn’t be going into DGWs without those players.

      2. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I sold Martinez and Fabri for Areola and Sanchez. Since il be bench boosting at some point I've taken the risk of going with two of them.

        It's either Salah or KDB .. it's one or the other and I'm not having the best of seasons so gambling on kdb for a bit

        Cancelo I don't mind since I have stones. Had stones since he nailed down a starting position and it's easier holding onto a city defender every week at that price.

        I am a bit worried.. but feels a bit refreshing to have broken away from those 3(though all of them did me proud this season. Thanks though

    2. Aussie Rules
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I have 9 of the starting 11 (currently) on wild card with Martinez & Cancelo instead of Areola and Stones. Weaker bench though given I have used BB already

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Would've done similar if I'd not held on to my BB. Bloody annoying chip 🙂

    3. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      If i was on a wc i’d be trying to use bb next week. Few injuries and you will end up never finding a good week

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yup. Considering doing that. Cheers.

  16. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is RAPH to Barnes or Bamford to Vardy worth a -4 bearing in mind that will need them back again for GW29?

  17. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    If there's no better week to BB would you go with a -16?

    1. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Nah

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      obv not
      I would then rather BB and get 2 pts

      1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        No idea how to interpret that one

        1. Jusagoras
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Your -16 would likely negate any gains from the bench boost, so it would be preferable to just play it with someone getting 2 points on your bench, without any hits.

          1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Cheers. TC on DCl it is

    3. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I would but that’s me!

      1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks Mo 🙂

  18. sjhuk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    TCing KdB - fun times

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      What a lovely differential

    2. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      very nice

  19. Agamenmon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    This has to be the hardest captaincy decision yet, who to go for???

    1) Kane
    2) Bruno
    3) Salah
    4) Gundo

    My heart has confused my head or is it the other way around.

    1. chriscosta
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      am on same boat as you but add son to that list too, i keep changing it around after afew poor game weeks i drop to 95K and 6th in mini league.
      ATM am on salah (c) Son (Vc)

      safe captain would be Kane i guess

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Bruno is the safe bet.

      Kane is all on fixtures.

      Fulham will be tough.

      I imagine Burnley could be 2.0 or 4.0. Hard to say.

  20. One of Those Days
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Gtg?

    Martínez
    Cancelo Shaw Digne
    Salah Bruno Son Gündogan Raphinha
    Kane(tc) DCL

    Fabri Bamford Struijk Cresswell

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Very nice team

      1. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thank you Miguel

    2. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You seem to be missing a City player?

      1. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yes, double city

  21. arkom
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    XXX / Pickford
    YYY / Dias / Cancelo / Digne / Dallas

    XXX = Martinez or Lloris?

    YYY = Reguilon, Dier, Pereira or Konsa?

  22. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Ings to DCL or Richarlison?

    1. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      DCL

  23. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    KDB for captain??

    1. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Good option

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Are you confident he starts twice this GW?

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Think so... Might get reduced minutes but should start

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Then I would rather have 120 mins of KDB than 180 mins of Kane

          1. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            That's what my thinking is. Thanks MS!

  24. Mikei
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Keep Maddison or change for Barnes?

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Maddy doubt
      Prefer Barnes if you can get for free

  25. mdm
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Would you BB these lot?

    Pope (tot, LEI),
    Mitchell (FUL, MUN),
    Raph (AVL)
    Dallas (AVL)

    1. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yep

  26. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Start Bamford or Watkins?

  27. Echoes
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Do Brighton keep a CS away to West Brom? What do you think?

      1. Art Vandelay
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Mulling this myself as I have Burn and Sanchez on a potential BB. I think is only about 30% chance as West Brom looked good last week with only ten men and Brighton always find a way to conceded (last week was typically painful)

        I think I was going to ditch Burn for Keane.

        1. Echoes
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah. Same issues with BB for me. Might just TC Kane if I can't decide before deadline.

      2. mdm
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Who to captain:

        A. Bruno
        B. Son
        C. DCL
        D. Salah

        Thanks.

      3. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Morning dzzz, need to decide whether a taking the following hit is worth it

        Lowton (tot, LEI) >> Konsa (lee, shu) + Konsa (TOT) in gw29 (-4)
        - On paper, taking out a dgw def to another dgw def is a bit sideways but
        - Konsa has the better dgw26 fixture
        - Konsa gives me an extra player in gw29 but it's against Spurs
        - However, I already have Martinez so it would be doubling up

        Expected best scenario
        - Konsa keeps 1cs in gw26 = 8 points; Lowton doesnt keep cs = 4 points. Net = 0 (breakeven) and i would still have konsa (TOT) in gw29

        Expected worst scenario
        - Konsa gets 4 points in gw26 + 2 points in gw29. Lowton keeps 1cs = 8 points. Net = -6

        I think its tight. If Villa gets a dgw28, then its a no brainer! If not, then its tight...i guess it depends on gut feel. Lowton's form has been very good, more attacking potential but konsa also has goal threat

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Do you have Steer or Watkins? If so you also need a plan to get Grealish back for 29 so don’t use all your Villa slots

          1. unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            No i dont.

            If i get konsa, i will have double villa defence and then decide later if i want grealish/watkins for 28/29

            good shout though

      4. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Kane over past 4 GW’s

        1 goal, 1.23 xG

        No thanks

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          bottoms up!

        2. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Not Great but look at opponents. 45 min Vs pool wgen pool did have matip still, away to City and West ham, and a goal Vs West brom. To me, that saus he scores wgen opposition is bad?